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The winners were joined by site managers working for parent company, Barratt Homes.

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  • Glynne Garratt at Brecon View in Gornal, Simon Jones at Brockstone in Penn, Kirk Raine at Falcon's Rest in Doseley and Terry Gurney at Copsewood in Coventry gained official recognition for the excellence of which they run their developments with a Pride in the Job Quality Award.

    The four winners were joined by site managers working for parent company Barratt Homes, which has scooped 102 awards for quality workmanship. This is the highest number ever won by a single company since the competition began in 1980.

    The Pride in the Job Quality Awards are the most coveted in the house building industry. They are awarded after the construction standard setting body National House Building Council (NHBC) carried out a series of spot check site inspections to select the best organised and best quality housing developments.

    Almost 13,000 site managers throughout Britain were judged on every aspect of their job, including technical skill, quality workmanship, customer service and site safety.

    The four site managers will now go forward to the final round of the competition which will select the best site manager in Britain.

    Harry Marcuse-Harris, construction director for David Wilson Homes Mercia, said: "The official recognition of the jobs which our winning site managers are doing, shows that David Wilson Homes Mercia is building some of the best quality homes in the country.

    "The site manager plays a pivotal role in delivering high quality new homes and that is why we are so delighted with all four of these national awards.

    "This is truly an outstanding result and one which should inspire confidence in our buyers."

    Name: Glynne Garratt
    Current Development: Brecon View, Holloway Street, Gornal

    Garratt has been working in a managerial role in construction for more than 20 years and has been with David Wilson Homes Mercia for more than two years. He has won the Pride in the Job award four times and a Seal of Excellence Award in his career as a site manager.

    Garratt explained: "I am absolutely delighted that I have won my fifth Pride in the Job Award. This is my second award win whilst working at Brecon View which is a great achievement."

    Name: Simon Jones
    Current development: Brockstone, Muchall Road, Penn, Wolverhampton

    Jones has a string of awards to his name since he started as a site manager a number of years ago. He has won three Pride in the Job Quality awards already, two Seal of Excellence Awards and he has also won the Regional NHBC award twice.

    Jones said: "I am delighted to have won the Pride in the Job Award for a fourth time. This award is all about taking pride in the job that I do, so it is fantastic to be recognised for that.

    "I would like to say a big thank you to all the guys who have worked hard to achieve this success and I wouldn't have been able to do this without them."

    Name: Kirk Raine
    Current development: Falcon's Rest, Frame Lane, Doseley

    Raine has been working for David Wilson Homes for more than two years and has won the Pride in the Job Award once before in 2012.

    Raine explained: "I am over the moon, this award win is a big achievement and my second award whilst working at Falcons Rest.

    "As a volume house builder and a five star house builder we strive for quality in our build. This is my second NHBC Pride in the Job award and I'm looking forward to going further to win the NHBC Seal of Excellence award."

    Name: Terry Gurney
    Current development: Copsewood, Brindle Avenue, Coventry

    Gurney started his career as an apprentice bricklayer and has since spent 24 years as a site manager, nine of which have been spent with David Wilson Homes. This is his fourth Pride in the Job Quality Award.

    Gurney said: "As with any job, passion is at the heart of what we do, we care about the homes we are building and are proud to put our name to them so it is wonderful to have won this prestigious award, after all it is the pinnacle of any site manager's career."

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