Ballycarry site manager wins prestigious building award

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THE site manager at a Ballycarry housing development has become a winner in the first round of judging for the annual NHBC (National House-Building Council) Pride in the Job awards.

Stephen Thompson of Heritage Developments (NI) Limited is now shortlisted for a regional title for his Hillhead Road development.

Pride in the Job recognises outstanding quality in house-building throughout the UK, rewarding the best site managers, who are responsible for managing the construction of new homes from start to finish and have a unique influence on the overall quality of the finished product.

Shortlisted for a first-round Single Plot Commendation from over 13,000 site managers across the UK, Stephen joins a select group just under 450 who have excelled in twelve months of rigorous judging. All aspects of the homes they built are assessed against stringent criteria defined by NHBC.

Isabel Hudson, Executive Chairman of NHBC, the UK’s leading standards setting and consumer warranty body for new UK homes, said:

“For over 30 years, Pride in the Job has been one of the cornerstones of NHBC’s work to improve housing standards for the benefit of home-owners. It has been extremely successful over the years in promoting and encouraging best practice on site.

“I congratulate Stephen for his win. Anyone gaining an award against such strong competition can be very proud of their achievement, and the homes they have built should be among the best homes in the UK. I wish all the shortlisted winners the best of luck for the regional finals.”

Regional winners will be announced at ceremonies in the autumn, with successful individuals then progressing to the grand gala final in London in January,