Barnstaple site manager named among the best in the country
Site Manager Dean Taylor, at Redrow’s Glenwood Park in Barnstaple, has been awarded the prestigious Pride in the Job quality award in a national competition to find the best site managers in the country. The accolade, established by the National House Building Council, celebrates the exceptional contribution site managers make in creating homes of outstanding quality.
Dean, along with 4 other Redrow site managers from the region, was selected from a pool of 16,000 site managers across the UK. In fact, Redrow scooped the most Pride in the Job Quality Awards of any house builder, with the West Country gaining five awards, the most of any region. The 12-month selection and judging process identifies site managers who encapsulate skills such as leadership, technical expertise and attention to detail. Having worked hard to maintain the build quality at Redrow’s popular Barnstaple development, Glenwood Park, this recognition is a great achievement for Dean and the team he manages.
Dean said: “Winning the award means a huge amount as it is recognition of not only the hard work, but also the care the team has put into building homes, making sure they are the highest quality. It provides confirmation for homebuyers so they know that the houses not only look great, but they’re built to an award-winning standard”.
Not only has Redrow outdone its 2016 national tally of 24 NHBC Pride in the Job awards, the company’s 2017 awards count is more than double the average in the competition, which stands at 12. The number of successful site managers at Redrow has increased every year since 2013.
John Tutte, Redrow’s chief executive officer, said: “We’re very proud of all of our winning site managers, and that a record number have been recognised for the second year running. The fact we count 27 of the industry’s best site managers amongst our colleagues is a reflection of the high standards we uphold across Redrow. The West Country region in particular has excelled for Redrow- responsible for five out of 27 awards won this year.
“It’s a rigorous judging process and only the best in the business achieve the ‘Quality’ awards. The fact we continue to improve year-on-year demonstrates our commitment to continually improving the high build quality of our homes.”
This year’s achievement is a testament to Redrow’s unwavering commitment to the quality training and retention of its people: 5,000 training days are delivered by the Learning and Development team each year. Redrow has also been recognised as the Construction Industry Training Board’s Apprentice Employer of the Year and one of the National Apprenticeship Service’s Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers.