A site manager at Peters Village has won a national award for his work on the Ashberry Homes development within the new riverside community near Wouldham
Gary Nott, site manager for Ashberry Homes’ Victoria Gardens, has received a Pride in the Job Quality Award from the National House Building Council (NHBC).
He is one of just 449 site managers out of 11,000 across the UK to be awarded the prestigious accolade.
Known as the ‘Oscars of the UK housebuilding industry’, the latest Pride in the Job Awards also celebrated 40 years of recognising those site managers who go the extra mile to deliver high-quality homes of an excellent standard.
Along with all the other Quality Award winners, Gary will now be put forward for a Seal of Excellence, an honour bestowed upon an elite band of just 150 site managers nationwide.
Gary, 52, said: “I was thrilled when I found out that I had won a Pride in the Job award. It’s a great honour for me and my team and I’m immensely proud that we have been recognised by the NHBC for doing a good job.”
It is the third time that the experienced site manager has won a Pride in the Job Award, and he attributed this ‘hat trick’ of awards to having a good eye for detail, being assertive and “making sure the job gets done properly” - all key ingredients in running a successful site.
This year, Gary and his team also faced the added challenge of the coronavirus pandemic and the need to follow social distancing guidelines while maintaining build progress.
He said: “We have had to change the programme and make adjustments since restarting work after lockdown was eased. It has been a case of slowing down the pace and making sure that it is a safe environment for our staff to work in, but I’m really pleased with how the whole team has responded to the challenge.”
John Haggerstone, Construction Director of Ashberry Homes Thames Gateway, said: “To win a Pride in the Job Quality Award requires a huge amount of commitment, organisation and fantastic leadership skills so we are extremely proud of Gary and his team.
“Gary is one of four Ashberry Homes site managers to receive the prestigious accolade this year, which is a terrific achievement for an exclusive housebuilder with only a select number of developments in carefully chosen locations across the country.
“Quality is at the heart of everything we do. We are always striving to deliver the very best product for our customers, and it is extremely satisfying that our efforts have been recognised by the industry in this way.
“Gary thoroughly deserves this award and we wish him all the best for the Seal of Excellence Awards later this year.”
For more information about homes at Victoria Gardens, please visit ashberryhomes.co.uk.
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