NHBC Pride in the Job Awards

Back in June, I was delighted to see that three members of the Barratt Bristol division won a prestigious Pride in the Job Quality award from the National House Building Council (NHBC).

The honours went to third time-winner Martin Beard for his work at Beecham Place, multiple award winner Paul Cromey for his work at Northwalls Grange, and to Matthew Lloyd who is working at Birds Marsh View in Chippenham.

These awards are highly sought after by myself and my hard-working team members, as they recognise the cream of the crop within the industry while putting the spotlight on top quality building, efficient site management and excellent workmanship.

In the run up to the awards, our sites regularly received spot checks where all of our site managers were judged on every aspect of their job. This included technical skill, quality workmanship, customer service and site safety.

Our site managers play a crucial role in delivering the highest quality to our homes, and this recognition demonstrates our dedication to this.


Delivering high quality work

It is a personal ambition of mine to deliver the best quality work to Bristol, and I know that I am in safe hands. This year, an incredible 84 site managers at Barratt won a Pride in the Job Quality award – more than every other housebuilder.

In fact, this is now the 15th year in a row that Barratt has won more of these prestigious awards than any other housebuilder – it really does prove just how hard Barratt staff across the UK work.


Teaching future generations

Most recently, we have been teaching the next generation on the importance of site safety by warning youngsters about the dangers of trespassing on a business site. We hold regular safety talks and site visits for schools to participate in which I believe has a great impact on the children.

I am delighted with how Barratt Bristol is setting a positive example both on site and in the local community.

I would like to thank Martin, Paul and Matthew for playing an important part in this – your recognition is thoroughly deserved.

Anthony Palmer

Construction director Barratt Bristol