Kier Homes’ hat trick – construction site manages with the ‘X’ factor scoop national award

Kier Homes is celebrating a hat trick with three of its site managers announced winners by NHBC (National House-Building Council) in the first round of its annual Pride in the Job Awards.

The winners were Andrew Smith, senior site manager at Kingfisher Court in Wygate, Spalding; Ben Smith, project manager at Academia in The Cedars, Broxbourne and Andrew Clements, project manager at The Avenue in Mandeville Road, Aylesbury.

During 12 months of rigorous judging of 13,000 site managers from across the UK, NHBC were looking for excellent leadership, technical expertise, robust health & safety processes – and in addition a certain ‘X’ factor!

Ben Smith said:

“It’s a fantastic honour to receive this award – it’s something the whole team has been striving to achieve, so we are all thrilled. I believe our team’s ethos to pull together in one direction and to imagine every house we build is our own home gave us the ‘X’ factor. It means everything we do has to meet the very high standards we set for ourselves.”

Mark Smith, construction director at Kier Homes, said:

“Congratulations to all the winners and their teams who have worked with such professionalism on site. The awards highlight the very high standards we set and expect from all our site managers and teams. We wish them every success in the next round.”

Isabel Hudson, NHBC executive chairman, said:

“A Pride in the Job Award marks recipients out as top performers, showing their true diligence and commitment to producing the best quality homes possible. By recognising exceptional site managers, NHBC promoted best practice in house building, bettering the construction quality of new homes year on year for homeowners and their families.”

The winners now go on to be judged in the second round regional stages of the competition.