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Norfolk House Builder Wins Two ‘Pride In The Job’ Awards

Abel Homes site managers and Pride in the Job Award winners Tim Walsingham left and Alan Read sm

Two construction site managers from the same Norfolk-based house builder have been recognised as amongst the best in the UK, both winning a prestigious ‘Pride in the Job’ Award from the National House Builders Confederation (NHBC).

Tim Walsingham and Alan Read both work for Watton-based Abel Homes, and the pair will now go forward to the NHBC’s ‘Seal of Excellence’ Award, the next stage in the annual search for the best site manager in the UK.

Mr Walsingham, from Yaxham, is senior site manager at the firm’s Swan’s Nest site in Swaffham.  This is the second time he has won a Pride in the Job Award; in 2009 he also won a Seal of Excellence Award for his work at an Abel Homes site in Hingham.  Mr Read, from Gislingham in Suffolk, is site manager at the firm’s the Limes site in Little Melton.

The award judges look for consistent high standards in workmanship, excellent leadership skills, technical expertise, the ability to turn the designer’s intentions into reality, good health & safety standards and a commitment to raising standards.

Abel Homes managing director Paul LeGrice commented, “It is a significant achievement to win two Pride in the Job Awards, and we are very proud of Tim and Alan.  The accolades are a reflection of the effort we put into keeping quality standards high on our sites.”

The pair will receive their awards at a ceremony in Leicester in September.

More details about the NHBC Pride in the Job Awards can be found at www.nhbc.co.uk/pij