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Prestwold Awarded Industry Accolade For Quality

Spitfire Bespoke Homes Senior Site Manager, Tim O’Toole, has been recognised with an industry award for quality for the properties constructed at Prestwold.

NHBC, the UK’s leading new home warranty and insurance provider, has selected Tim O’Toole for an NHBC Pride in the Job Award for Prestwold, Brailes. The awards, now in their 40th year, celebrate site managers who achieve the very highest standards in housebuilding. From a field of more than 11,000 UK site managers, 450 have been selected as winners of a Quality Award in the first round of NHBC’s Pride in the Job Awards 2020, representing the top 4% of those who entered. Being selected as one of the UK’s top site managers is a testament to their commitment to delivering quality homes for customers.

Pride in the Job is the most highly regarded competition amongst Site Managers within the house-building industry. Judging for the awards is rigorous – the current competition began in July 2019, with each site manager assessed across six key areas: consistency, attention to detail, leadership, interpretation of drawings and specifications, technical expertise, and health and safety.

Recent NHBC research has revealed a direct link between homeowner satisfaction for those living on Pride in the Job award-winning sites compared to those living on non award-winning sites. The Home Builders Federation Customer Satisfaction Survey results from 2015 to 2019 show that over 92% of homeowners on winning sites would recommend their builder, compared with 85% on non award-winning sites. This increases to 95% on regional award-winning sites.

Award winners will now go on to compete for Seal of Excellence and Regional Awards that are planned to be announced at a series of virtual events in the autumn, with the Supreme Award winners unveiled in January 2021.

Commenting on the Awards, NHBC Chief Executive Steve Wood said: “Despite the numerous challenges the industry has faced in recent times, the very best site managers of 2020 have kept their focus on delivering high quality new homes for their customers.

“As our new research shows, it’s no surprise that Pride in the Job winning sites have higher levels of homeowner satisfaction as these homes are without doubt among the best the country has to offer.”