Taunton construction site manager named best in country for seventh time

Authored by Beth
Posted: Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 11:52

A site manager for a new development near Taunton has won a top national award for the seventh time in recognition of the high-quality homes his team are building.

Paul Cromey, who works for leading housebuilder Barratt Homes, has won a Pride in the Job Quality award 2021 from the National House Building Council (NHBC). Known as the “Oscars of the housebuilding industry”, the industry-leading national awards recognise the finest construction site managers from around the country.

Paul has overseen the construction of much-needed homes at Barratt Homes’ new community at Nerrols Grange, near Taunton, Somerset. Set in six acres of open space, Nerrols Grange offers a range of two, three and four-bedroom homes as part of a wider neighbourhood with allotments, a play area and a new primary school and nursery.

Speaking of his win, Nerrols Grange site manager, Paul Cromey said:

“It’s a great honour to be awarded the NHBC Pride in the Job Quality award once again, and for the seventh time. This award is a reflection of the dedication of all those who work on site here at Nerrols Grange. We're very proud to be building high quality, sustainable new homes for the people of Somerset.”

In total, Barratt site managers won 93 Pride in the Job Quality awards this year. This is the 17th year in a row that Barratt has won more Pride in the Job Quality awards than any other housebuilder, showing its long-term commitment to building high quality homes.

Now in their 41st year, the awards rate site managers against key criteria such as technical expertise, health and safety, consistency, leadership and attention to detail. The awards celebrate the vital role site managers play in ensuring new homes are delivered on time, on safe sites, and to the highest quality standards.

Every site manager who is registered with the NHBC is automatically entered into the awards, with just 450 winners being selected from 11,000 entrants, showing how difficult they are to win.    

Andrea Pilgrim, sales director for Barratt Homes’ Bristol division, which covers the wider South West area, said:

“These awards showcase only the best new homes and well-run sites. By winning so many awards it demonstrates that we are building some of the highest quality homes in the country. It also shows the long-term commitment we have to looking after our customers and making them happy. No other housebuilder can match our record at the NHBC Pride in the Job Quality awards.”

There awards closely follow Barratt Developments being awarded 5 stars by its customers for satisfaction in the annual Home Builders Federation (HBF) new homes survey. To be rated 5 star means that more than 90% of its customers would recommend one of its homes to a friend, with Barratt being the only major national housebuilder to be rated 5 star for 12 years in a row.