A site manager from St Neots, Cambridgeshire, is celebrating after winning a prestigious national house building award.
Mick Hockley, site manager at Taylor Wimpey's Knights Park development, beat off stiff competition from over 13,000 entries to be honoured with a National House Building Council (NHBC) Pride in the Job Quality Award.
The award, which is one of 68 won by Taylor Wimpey site managers around Britain, recognises Hockley's dedication to building high quality homes and ranks Knights Park in St Neots in the top 3 per cent of developments across Britain.
Pride in the Job Quality Awards are presented following a stringent judging process by NHBC inspectors who perform spot checks and continuous assessment of developments throughout the year. The Quality Awards also provide homebuyers with the assurance that the development provides quality homes and excellent customer service.
Hockley said: "This award recognises the hard work of the whole team at Knights Park who all take great pride in ensuring that the homes we build are completed to the highest possible standards. I'm delighted to have reached this stage of the competition and to be recognised by the industry in this way."
Bryn Maidman, managing director for Taylor Wimpey in East Anglia, added: "We are committed to maintaining the highest levels of quality and customer service and this has ensured that we continue to be an NHBC award-winning house builder year after year.
"Mick's Quality Award is thoroughly deserved and we'll all be supporting him as he progresses through to the regional heats and hopefully to the grand final in London."
Richard Hartshorn, regional director for NHBC, Britain's leading standards setter and warranty provider for new homes, said: "Winning a Pride in the Job Award is a major achievement for any site manager. These people are at the top of their game, ensuring that the homes they help create are of the highest standards. Each of our award recipients can be truly proud of this accolade.
"For over three decades, Pride in the Job has been a foundation of NHBC's work to improve housing standards, encouraging best practice on site. The homes these individuals have built are without doubt among the best in Britain."
Pride in the Job is the only Britain-wide awards scheme that recognises the significant contribution of site managers who achieve the highest standards in new home construction.
The scheme has been instrumental in raising the build quality of new homes for over three decades. The regional events take place in the autumn, whilst the Supreme Awards gala final will be held in London in January 2014.
Taylor Wimpey has a selection of high quality homes available for sale at Knights Park, including two bedroom apartments from £144,995 and four bedroom townhouses from £214,995.
Knights Park is a sought-after development boasting an attractive location in St Neots, a thriving town with a wealth of open space, parks and picturesque riverside walks.
The town is a popular location with commuters: the A1 links to London in the south and Peterborough to the north, while the A14 offers direct access to the Midlands and East Anglia. Bedford is 12 miles away and Cambridge 18 miles, and trains running from St Neots to London's King's Cross take just 39 minutes.
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