Double awards success for Midlands duo

Two site managers at Bloor Homes developments in Leicestershire are celebrating after they both won a prestigious industry award for the second year running.

John Carter and Peter Bowers have each received a 2016 Pride in the Job Award from the National House Building Council (NHBC), putting them among the top rank in their profession.

06/06/2016 - General

John’s award is in recognition of his work at the Charnwood Grange development in Shepshed, where work began last year. In 2015 he won the same award for his previous site, Bishops Manor in Sutton Coldfield.
For Peter, this was his second consecutive award for the Fairfield Manor development in Castle Donington, which came hot on the heels of his two wins for the Heritage Walk site in Newbold Verdon.
Run by the NHBC, Pride in the Job recognises those who achieve the very best standards in construction and is the highest accolade that a site manager can receive.
The Quality Awards are decided by NHBC Building Inspectors who rate site managers on their attention to detail, quality of workmanship, technical expertise and leadership qualities. 
John, 62, of Mountsorrel, said: “This is my fourth Pride in the Job award and it’s always nice to be recognised by the judges. It shows you are doing a good job and taking pride in your work.
“To be a good site manager you need to be organised and care a great deal about the product you are building, and that is something which I pride myself on. 
“It also helps working for Bloor, which is a great company which puts a huge emphasis on quality.
“Aside from the quality of the homes, what I think is particularly impressive about the development is the stone walled entrance to the site which has been designed to complement the rural character of the area. We are really pleased with how the site is taking shape.”
Peter, 35, of Sandiacre, said: “As a site manager you work extremely hard to produce the best quality product for your customers, so it’s always nice for that hard work to be recognised.
“I’m obviously delighted to have won the award for four years running, but the key to success as a site manager is having the right team behind you, and this award is for them as much as it is for me.”
John and Peter will now go forward to the Pride in the Job regional awards later in the year, where they will be competing to become two of just 130 site managers to win a Seal of Excellence Award.
Jason Woolliscroft, Regional Managing Director at Bloor Homes Midlands, said: “At Bloor we are rightly very proud of the quality of our developments, so we are delighted that two site managers in our region have won Pride in the Job awards for the second successive year. 
“The accolade is a testament not only to John and Peter’s excellent leadership qualities and the efforts of their respective teams, but also underlines the strong commitment to quality which runs right through the company.
“John and Peter richly deserve their awards for their willingness to go the extra mile for their customers and we wish them all the best in the regional finals later this year.”