19 June 2019
The 11 site and project managers were each awarded a 2019 ‘Pride in the Job Quality Award’ in recognition of their work at various CALA developments in Scotland, Bedfordshire, West Sussex, Berkshire, Gloucestershire and Surrey.
The NHBC Pride in the Job awards recognise the industry’s best site managers, and celebrates the exceptional contribution site managers make in creating homes of outstanding quality. A Pride in the Job award is the highest industry accolade a site manager can achieve, and represents success for the site manager and their team.
A total of 16,000 site and project managers across the UK were assessed this year, with only 450 winners selected, putting those awarded with the accolade amongst the industry’s top two per cent who produce the best quality new homes, built and finished to the highest possible standards.
The CALA Homes winners are:
• Mark Foley – Project Manager at Donaldson’s, Edinburgh
• Alex Sinnet – Project Manager at Kingfisher Park, Balerno
• Cathal Lamph – Assistant Site Manager at Main Farm, North Berwick
• Kenny Reid – Site Manager at Ravelrig Heights, Balerno
• Fred Anderson – Project Manager at CALA at Grandhome, Bridge of Don
• Ross Black – Project Manager at Craibstone Estate, Aberdeen
• Chris Ryan – Site Manager at Century Grove, Hitchin
• Mike Couderc – Projects Manager at Millennium Fields, Bracknell
• Brian Griffin – Project Manager at 59 Lansdown, Cheltenham
• Phil Williams – Senior Site Manager at Applegarth Vale, Grayshott
• Andy Mair – Site Manager at Brookfields, Pulborough
The site and project managers will now go through to the next stage of the competition, the Seal of Excellence Awards, which will be announced in the autumn.
Kevin Whitaker, CEO at CALA Homes, said: “CALA is synonymous with excellent quality and service, and I am proud to see that so many of our site and project managers from across the CALA Group have been recognised by the NHBC for delivering exactly that.
“The Pride in the Job awards recognise the industry’s best site managers and the exceptional contribution they make in creating homes of outstanding quality. They don’t just represent success for the site manager, however, but for their entire team - who all play a role in ensuring that CALA’s developments are safe, well-designed, constructed to the highest quality and deliver satisfaction for our customers.
“I’m delighted to congratulate the 11 site and project managers from across the CALA Group, and wish them the best of luck in the next stage of the competition.”
As well as undergoing spot checks of the day-to-day running of their site, each site manager is assessed across 37 different areas of site management, including technical knowledge, quality and consistency.