Martin Grant Homes has been announced as a recipient of two National Housebuilding Council Pride in the Job awards, with site managers Carl Haskell and Lewis Digby recognised for their work at Buckton Fields and Halsey Meadows.
Now in its 38th year, the Pride in The Job awards are widely considered as one of the housebuilding industry’s most prestigious accolades. They were designed to recognise site managers who are playing a crucial role in upholding the highest of standards within the housebuilding industry and ensuring that high quality homes are delivered on site.
Carl and Lewis were two of 16,000 site managers to be entered into the awards and were the subject of a rigorous judging process over a 12 month period, covering six key areas including consistency, attention to detail, leadership, interpretation of drawings and specifications, technical expertise and health and safety.
250 judges took part in the selection process and just 450 site managers across the U.K. were awarded the Quality Award. The Regional Awards will follow in September and the concluding Supreme Awards will be announced in January 2019.
The announcement is further evidence of Martin Grant Homes’ widely regarded contribution to the high standards of the housebuilding community and its emphasis on delivering developments of optimal quality.
Based in Guildford, Surrey, Martin Grant Homes has been operating across London and the South East for over forty years and delivers homes at various rungs of the ladder.
Buckton Fields, where 44 year old Carl Haskell has been operating as site manager for the last two of his four years at Martin Grant Homes, will soon play home to a second Buckon Fields project – the 150 home Buckton Fields West.
Commenting on the award, Carl Lewis, site manager at Buckton Fields, said:
“I’m naturally extremely happy to be receiving the award. Buckton Fields is a dynamic and challenging site to be working on, so it’s great to be recognised for the way the team has handled the project and deliver a product that our customers can really enjoy. For me, it’s really important that a team feels organised and a good team spirit is prevalent if we are to get the best out of eachother and ensure the highest of standards. That’s definitely been the case at Buckton Fields.”
Lewis Digby, 28, has been at Martin Grant Homes for two years and has spent the entirety of his time there at Halsey Meadows, a 24 unit development, 9 of which are for private sale. Located in the quiet Surrey village of Bramley, Lewis has played a crucial role in its successful delivery.
Lewis Digby, site manager at Halsey Meadows, comments:
“I have been following the NHBC awards for quite some time now, so to be named as an award winner this year is brilliant. The judging process was by no means a walk in the park so it’s great to be recognised for the hard work that has been carried out alongside a top rate project team. It wouldn’t have been made possible without a great team effort. Halsey Meadows has presented some challenging issues during my time on site, particularly relating to site access, but no project would be complete without those!
The highest quality in terms of both our customer service and quality of product is at the core of what we represent as a company and we’re delighted to receive industry recognition for that.”