Two site managers working on GreenSquare Homes developments in Blunsdon and Cricklade won top awards for their efforts.

Paul Edwards at the 52-home Blunsdon Meadow site and Martin Bance at the 70-home Hares Chase site received Pride in the Job Quality Awards from the National House Building Council for managing each area.

Paul said: “When I got the phone call from the NHBC I was flabbergasted to learn I‘d won the Quality Award for Blunsdon Meadow. It feels amazing that we are producing good quality homes to a very high standard. This is my first award for NHBC Pride in Job Awards and hopefully the first of many. I am proud to have achieved this.”

Martin said: "I am over the moon about this. It is great for GreenSquareHomes as it really shows that we are providing a quality product. I have won awards from the NHBC before so it is great to win another."

Paul and Martin will now go on to compete for Seal of Excellence and Regional Awards that will be announced at an event in Bristol in October, with the Supreme Award winners unveiled at a gala ceremony in January 2020.

GreenSquare Homes operations manager Tony Knight said: “I am so pleased for Paul and Martin. We are a relatively small developer, so for two of our site managers to achieve this sort of recognition is fantastic. It is a testament to their excellence and their commitment to delivering high quality homes, built at the highest standards – something we are very proud of.”

Nearly 450 UK site managers have won a Quality Award in the first round, representing the top 3 per cent of the 16,000 site managers entered.

Now in its 39th year, the Pride in the Job Awards are the most highly regarded competition in the house-building industry. Judging for the Awards is rigorous, beginning in July 2018, with each site manager assessed across these six key areas: consistency, attention to detail, leadership, interpretation of drawings and specifications, technical expertise and health and safety.

NHBC chief executive Steve Wood said: “A site manager’s role is undoubtedly one of the toughest in house building and their drive for excellence is very much at the heart of the competition. Receiving a Quality Award is a great achievement for any site manager. It’s no surprise that Pride in the Job winning sites have higher levels of customer satisfaction as these homes are without doubt among the best the UK has to offer.”