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Accolades for Northern Ireland's best site managers

Richard Morrow from Vaughan Developments Ltd took the runner-up title in the Small Builder category for the Hilltops development in Lisburn. He is pictured with TV presenter Paddy McGuinness and NHBC’s CEO Steve Wood 

Two house building site managers from here were named “Supreme Award” runners-up in the UK finals of NHBC Pride in the Job awards held recently in London.

Now in their 38th year the awards, organised by NHBC, the UK’s leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes, are the most highly regarded in the house-building industry. They recognise and reward a site manager’s dedication to achieving the highest standards in house building, and their commitment to building homes of outstanding quality.

Richard Morrow from Vaughan Developments Ltd took the runner-up title in the Small Builder category for the Hilltops development in Lisburn. Richard is a multiple award-winner who says the best part of his job is seeing happy homeowners when he hands over the keys to their new home.

Meanwhile Wayne Bennett from M M M Design & Build Ltd was runner-up in the Multi-storey category for the Thalassa apartments in Bangor. Wayne’s excellent organisational skills on such a complex site won him the Supreme runner-up title in his first ever year of winning a Pride in the Job award.

Having won their way through three previous stages of the awards in 2018, the Supreme Award winners were announced at a black-tie event hosted by television personality Paddy McGuinness.  

Speaking after the awards, Steve Wood NHBC chief executive, said: “NHBC created ‘Pride in the Job’ almost 40 years ago with a clear vision of promoting and driving the very highest standards in new home building for the UK’s homeowners. Now, in 2019, this vision remains as strong as ever and is very much at the heart of the competition and at the centre of everything NHBC does.

“The site manager’s job is a very important one and undoubtedly one of the toughest and challenging in the entire industry. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners – each accolade is thoroughly deserved.”

For more information about NHBC Pride in the Job and for details on the Supreme Award winners in the other categories, visit www.nhbc.co.uk/prideinthejob

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