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Winning builders at four-front of high quality North West housing revealed

The four best housebuilding site managers in the North West of England have been recognised for their exemplary commitment to building new houses of outstanding quality, at the regional final of the industry's most prestigious awards scheme.

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The regional winners of the Pride in the Job Awards, run by NHBC (National House-Building Council), beat a shortlist of exceptionally skilled site managers to take the title in their categories. Their success was recognised last Friday (30 September) at a ceremony held at the Hilton Deansgate in Manchester. Chosen from over 13,000 site managers nationwide working on projects registered with NHBC, the UK's leading new-home warranty and insurance provider, they will now represent the North West at the competition's grand final in January, hoping to secure their place as the nation's best housebuilder. The winners are:

George Lattimer, of family business Lattimer Homes

George won the Small Builder category for his development, Sheila Fell Close in Wigton; George is Pride in the Job's most prolific winner, gaining over 50 awards in the Small Builder category over a 15 year period.

David Williams, of Morris Homes (North) Ltd

David won the Medium Builder category for his work on his Upton Dene site in Chester; David, a keen golfer and theatre-goer, is a consistent performer in Pride in the Job, having worked his way up in the industry from Finishing Foreman to Senior Site Manager over the years.

Bill Hughes, of Miller Homes Ltd North West

Bill won the Large Builder category title for his Whittle Le Park site in Buckshaw Village, Chorley; Bill, an Evertonian, has won multiple awards over the years, this time taking home the top prize for his effective management of a fast-moving, mixed-type site which includes both low-rise residential homes and apartments blocks.

Paul Morris, of Taylor Wimpey North West

Paul won the Multistorey Builder category for his work on The Deck in Runcorn; a previous winner on several occasions, who started out in the industry in 1971 as an apprentice bricklayer, Paul still strives for further success and particularly enjoys the problem solving elements of his job as a site manager which enable him to maintain and better the quality of his builds.


Pride in the Job is the only awards scheme to reward site managers for the unique contribution they make to the housebuilding process, being responsible for delivering high quality homes by directing projects from start to finish.

Ian Davies, NHBC Regional Director for the North West, said:

"Pride in the Job has been instrumental in raising the build quality of new homes in the UK for over three decades, with housebuilders now routinely striving for perfection in their work. A Pride in the Job award at any level marks the recipient out as a top performer, showing their true diligence and commitment to producing the best quality homes possible, but to win a Regional title demonstrates something just that little bit special."

News Date: 03/10/11