Two exceptional Site Managers from across Berkeley Group have scooped Regional Awards from the National House Building Council (NHBC) as part of the Pride in the Job Awards 2023.
Berkeley’s Chris Dragos and Nigel James-Walsh, have both been crowned Regional winners in the High-Rise Builder category. Chris, who manages Huntley Wharf in Reading, walked away as the Central England winner and Nigel, site manager at South Quay Plaza in Canary Wharf received the London win.
There were also six further awards for other Site Managers across the Group. Joe Pallister (St William), Lyam Gunner (St James), Martin Norris (St Edward), Sam Royal (St William) and Stuart Sweeney (St George) were all awarded the Seal of Excellence Accolade and Lyam also walked away with ‘Highly Commended’ in the High-Rise Category for his work at White City Living.
The annual Pride in the Job competition involves an independent site management assessment across six key areas: consistency, attention to detail, leadership, interpretation of drawings and specifications, technical expertise and health & safety.
Commenting on the Awards, Steve Wood, Chief Executive, NHBC said: “For more than four decades, Pride in the Job has underpinned NHBC’s purpose of raising standards in house building. The competition recognises the best site managers in the UK, showcasing best practice and rewarding excellence. We are celebrating the vital role site managers play in ensuring new homes are delivered on time, on safe sites and to exacting construction quality standards.
“NHBC’s Pride in the Job Awards are an important part of our work to help homeowners by driving improvements in construction quality. We believe the calibre of the site manager and the way they inspire their site team have the greatest influence on the quality of the finished home. Winning site managers tell us it motivates them to give a little extra and to strive for ever-higher standards in the houses they build.
“Congratulations to all the 2023 Pride in the Job Regional and Seal of Excellence winners. They are an inspiration and should be very proud of the quality of new homes they are creating.”
Berkeley’s winners reflect the dedication and expertise of the company’s in-house teams and the high standards of customer satisfaction, build quality and health & safety achieved across the business.