Alskea site manager celebrates major NHBC awards win

Cathal Brannigan claims prize at Pride in the Job Supreme Awards

The NHBC winners in London
Pictured, from left to right, are Steve Wood (NHBC CEO), Ryan Lewis (CALA Homes Cotswolds), Cathal Brannigan (Alskea Ltd), Nigel Smith (Darren Smith Builders Ltd), Nigel James-Walsh (Berkeley Homes South East London Ltd), Aaron Parradine (Wickford Development Co Ltd)

A site manager from Tyrone-based firm Alskea has won a prestigious NHBC award for his stellar work at the Oakfield Park development in Newtownabbey.

Cathal Brannigan was named winner of the medium builder category at the Pride in the Job Supreme Awards in London.

Mr Brannigan was one of five winners in various categories from an entry pool of over 8,000 across the UK.

The awards recognise the UK’s best site managers who achieved the highest standards in house building and their commitment to building homes of outstanding quality.

Held at a prestigious ceremony in London Hilton on Park Lane, Mr Brannigan was the only winner from the north.

Now in its 43rd year, judging for the Pride in the Job Awards is rigorous, 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.

They are an inspiration and should be very proud of the quality of new homes they are creating

Commenting on the awards, Steve Wood, CEO at NHBC said: “The role of the site manager is one of the most demanding and challenging in house building. It’s important to recognise the vital role the UK’s very best are playing in making sure new homes are delivered on time, on safe sites and to exacting construction quality standards.

“These awards play a pivotal role in NHBC’s drive to give consumers confidence in the quality of new-build homes. Congratulations to all of the 2023 Pride in the Job Award Supreme winners.

“They are an inspiration and should be very proud of the quality of new homes they are creating.”

The prestigious Pride in the Job Supreme Awards which are organised by the National House Building Council (NHBC), the UK’s leading new homes warranty and insurance provider, is the most highly regarded competition in the house-building industry.

Alskea offer a wide range of professional building services for the public and industry sectors.

Their head office is based in Galbally and they also have an office on Hillhall Road, Belfast.