Pride in the Job 2021

Barratt and David Wilson site managers Joshua Croxford and Deklan Hurst – both ex-military -talk about their NHBC Pride in the Job Quality Award success.

Barratt and David Wilson site managers Joshua Croxford and Deklan Hurst – both ex-military -talk about their NHBC Pride in the Job Quality Award success.

Known as the ‘Oscars of the housebuilding industry’, the NHBC Pride in the Job Quality awards recognise the finest Site Managers from around the country.

Based at the Fairfields development in Milton Keynes, Joshua and Deklan have won these prestigious awards for their work onsite, marking them down among the best in the UK.

Joshua won the award as Site Manager at David Wilson Homes’ Fairfields 1A. The 29-year-old has now been with David Wilson Homes for over three years, having previously been a Royal Marines Commando for just under six years.

He said: “I’m over the moon to win my first Pride in the Job Award. There was an awful lot of effort put in by everybody to try to achieve this award so it is a testament to my team and my sub-contractors on site.

“Fairfields is a very good place to work. My biggest enjoyment is watching the time lapse in build from the first bucket in the ground to handing the plots over to the customers.”

Deklan, who was also a Royal Marines Commando for over six years, won the award as Site Manager at Barratt Homes’ Fairfields 1B.

Deklan, 30, said: “I feel extremely happy to win my first Pride in the Job Award, and it is great to know that the hard work put in by the team has been recognised.

“My favourite part of the site is the early stages of the build and the technical element of construction. I cannot express my gratitude enough for the subcontractors I am fortunate to work with, each of which is highly motivated and professional.

“It is a credit to Barratt Developments’ Armed Forces Transition Programme for Joshua and I to have won these awards. The transition has been really good, and I have recommended it to several of my friends already.”

In total Barratt Site Managers won 93 Pride in the Job Quality awards this year. This is the 17th year in a row that Barratt has won more Pride in the Job Quality awards than any other housebuilder, showing its long-term commitment to building high quality homes.

Amer Alkhalil, Managing Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes Northampton, added: “These awards showcase only the best new homes and well-run sites. By winning so many awards it demonstrates that we are building some of the highest quality homes in the country. No other housebuilder can match our record at the NHBC Pride in the Job Quality awards.”

Pride in the Job is at the heart of NHBC’s core purpose to support the delivery of high-quality new homes. By recognising the very best site managers across the UK, the competition celebrates the vital role that site managers play in ensuring new homes are delivered on time, on safe sites and to exacting construction quality standards.

The competition has three categories for different sized businesses: small, medium and large house builders, plus a multi-storey category for site managers working on projects of five storeys or more.

The Quality Award winners will go on to compete for Seal of Excellence and Regional Awards in the autumn with the national, Supreme Award winners unveiled in January 2022. 

Amer Alkhalil, Managing Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes Northampton, added: “These awards showcase only the best new homes and well-run sites. By winning so many awards it demonstrates that we are building some of the highest quality homes in the country. No other housebuilder can match our record at the NHBC Pride in the Job Quality awards.”

Pride in the Job is at the heart of NHBC’s core purpose to support the delivery of high-quality new homes. By recognising the very best site managers across the UK, the competition celebrates the vital role that site managers play in ensuring new homes are delivered on time, on safe sites and to exacting construction quality standards.

The competition has three categories for different sized businesses: small, medium and large house builders, plus a multi-storey category for site managers working on projects of five storeys or more.

The Quality Award winners will go on to compete for Seal of Excellence and Regional Awards in the autumn with the national, Supreme Award winners unveiled in January 2022. 

Pride in the Job 2021

Judging for the 2021 competition began on 1 July 2020, Regional awards have now begun and we will continue to announce the winners weekly. Check out the winners and read all other information about the competition.

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