Barratt Homes site managers in Milton Keynes recognised as best in the country

Two site managers at Barratt Homes’ Brooklands development in Milton Keynes have won a top national award for the quality of the homes they are building.

Phil Ward (L) and Jason Bond out on site at Brooklands

Phil Ward (38) and Jason Bond (46) have both won a Pride in the Job Quality Award from the National House Building Council (NHBC). These prestigious awards are known as the “Oscars of the housebuilding industry”.

In total, Barratt Developments’ site managers have won 98 Pride in the Job Quality Awards, which is more than any other housebuilder. This is the 18th year in a row that site managers from Barratt Developments have won more of these awards than any other builder, underlining the long-term commitment Barratt Homes has to building high quality properties.

Phil Ward, from Rugby, joined Barratt Homes just under nine years ago as a Trainee Assistant Site Manager. Since then, he has climbed the ranks to a Senior Site Manager and has now claimed his first Pride in the Job Award.

Phil said: “It feels really good to win my first award. We knew we were really close last year, so we took all of the advice from the NHBC into our work this year and it has clearly paid off.

“My favourite part of the job is getting to work with likeminded people who are committed to making the best possible product. I’m really proud of the team I have around me, this wouldn’t have been possible without them. In particular, I would like to thank Assistant Site Manager Will Yates, Trainee Assistant Site Manager Sam Harding, and Contracts Manager Dave Ablett.”

Jason Bond, from Lincolnshire, also claimed his first Pride in the Job Award. Jason joined Barratt Homes eight years ago as an Assistant Site Manager, having previously trained as a carpenter for 21 years, and is also now a Senior Site Manager.

Jason said: “I’m thrilled to have won my first Pride in the Job Award. We have put in a lot of hard work over the year and it’s great that it has been recognised.

“I would like to say thank you to the whole team around me. Without them, the high standards achieved wouldn’t be possible.”

The Pride in the Job Awards showcase the best site managers in the country who can demonstrate exceptional standards in building new communities, delivering the highest quality homes for their customers. Each site manager is judged on a range of key criteria including health and safety, their technical knowledge, customer service and attention to detail.

Every site manager who is registered with the NHBC is automatically entered into the awards, with just 450 winners being selected from over 11,000 entrants.

The awards also help to build quality standards across both developments and teams, with winning site managers invariably having an assistant site manager working with them. They in turn learn the high standards that are needed to win, increasing quality throughout the industry.

Amer Alkhalil, Managing Director at Barratt Homes Northampton, said: “We want to make our customers happy by building high quality homes for them. These awards recognise only the best new homes and well-run developments and we are very proud of our record having won more of these awards than any other housebuilder for 18 years in a row.

“Every customer who buys a home built by a site manager who has won a Pride in the Job Quality award can have confidence that their home is of the highest possible quality.”

These awards closely follow Barratt Developments being awarded five stars by its customers for satisfaction in the annual Home Builders Federation (HBF) new homes survey. To be rated five star means that more than 90% of its customers would recommend one of its homes to a friend, with the developer being the only major national housebuilder to be rated five star for 13 years in a row.

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