Grantham and Bingham construction site managers recognised at industry awards

Justin Williams won a Seal of Excellence award  in the National House-Building Council's annual Pride in the Job awards. Photo: Steve Baker
Justin Williams won a Seal of Excellence award in the National House-Building Council's annual Pride in the Job awards. Photo: Steve Baker

Three Bellway site managers are celebrating after receiving industry recognition in the National House-Building Council’s annual Pride in the Job awards.

Gary Sidney, Justin Williams and Andrew Hayward were recognised for their efforts at Bellway developments in Bingham, Grantham and Oakham at the regional NHBC awards event, which took place in Leicester.

Gary Sidney won a Seal of Excellence award in the National House-Building Council's annual Pride in the Job awards. Photo: Steve Baker

Gary Sidney won a Seal of Excellence award in the National House-Building Council's annual Pride in the Job awards. Photo: Steve Baker

Gary and Justin each received Seal of Excellence awards, which are presented to the top 130 site managers across the country.

Justin, 42, was recognised for his work at Aspire in Grantham. He joined Bellway two years ago and has several NHBC awards to his name.

He said: “It’s great recognition for the site for me to win this award – this is our first full operating year and our customer satisfaction levels are at 100 per cent, so everyone is really pleased.

“Working to keep standards consistently high is always a challenge but it is satisfying and it’s brilliant to have everyone’s efforts formally recognised.”

Gary joined Bellway five years ago and has managed sites across Nottinghamshire. He secured his award for work on his previous site, Poppyfields, on the former RAF Newton airbase, near Bingham. He is currently based at The Point in Arnold.

Gary, 33, said: “I’ve been recognised in the NHBC awards several times over the years, but it’s always nice to be rewarded for your hard work, so I’m happy and proud to win an award this year.”

Andrew received a Quality Award for his work at Bellway’s The Maltings development in Barleythorpe near Oakham. Quality Awards are awarded to the best 430 site managers nationwide.

Andrew, 42, said: “It’s great to be recognised like this out of thousands of site managers across the country.

“I’m really enjoying it at The Maltings, it’s a beautiful area and a nice development.”

The NHBC Pride in the Job Awards recognise the country’s best site managers and is the house-building industry’s most prestigious awards programme.

The competition’s judges look for site managers who are meticulous and pay consistent attention to detail. To win an award, site managers must score highly for the quality of workmanship on their site at every stage of the build, while demonstrating qualities including excellent leadership, technical expertise and robust health and safety processes.

Lee Wilkinson, Construction Director for Bellway East Midlands, said: “I am extremely proud of Gary, Justin and Andrew – it’s wonderful to see all their hard work and the hard work of their site teams rewarded by the NHBC.

“Winning a Pride in the Job award is huge honour and is a reflection of the high standards which we strive to achieve at every stage of the build process on our sites across the region.”