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Norfolk Site Manager Named Best In Region In Prestigious Housing Awards For Fifth Year Running

Tim Walsingham left with his regional Pride in the Job Award with Abel Homes MD Paul LeGrice 500px

A construction site manager from a Norfolk-based house builder has been named as the best site manager in all of East Anglia and the East Midlands for the fifth year running, by the National House Builders Confederation (NHBC).

Tim Walsingham, who is senior site manager at Abel Homes’ Swan’s Nest site in Swaffham, was once again named Best Regional Site Manager in the medium-sized builder category – and now goes forward to the national finals, where he could be named the UK’s best site manager.

Mr Walsingham was also awarded a prestigious ‘Seal of Excellence’ Award - the seventh time he has received that accolade, having previously won in 2009, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.  In June it was announced that he had won his eighth ‘Pride in the Job’ award.

Abel Homes managing director Paul LeGrice said, “We could not be prouder of Tim for winning this prestigious award for the fifth year in a row.  To be named the best site manager four years in a row in a massive region which stretches from Derbyshire all the way to the outskirts of London is a huge achievement.

“We have known for a very long time that Tim is an exceptional site manager, and we are delighted that his hard work and dedication has once again been recognised in such a public and prestigious way.

“The NHBC awards reflect exceptional performance on site, which is the backbone of our philosophy as a local house builder.  It is a reflection of the efforts we put into all of our developments to ensure that we are producing the very highest quality new homes in Norfolk”.

James Griffin, NHBC Regional Director for the East region, said, “Congratulations to Tim Walsingham of Abel Homes for being a Pride in the Job 2023 Regional Award winner for his work at Swan's Nest in Swaffham.  Having started out on the tools, Tim progressed to running sites through dedication, application and ability and he gets better year on year.

“Judging for the Awards is rigorous and for more than 40 years, Pride in the Job has been an important part of NHBC’s work to help drive construction quality and raise standards in house building.  By recognising Tim as one of the best site managers across the UK, we’re celebrating the vital role he plays in ensuring new homes are delivered on time, on safe sites and to exacting construction quality standards.”

The NHBC awards are given following a ‘Michelin Guide’ style inspection by an NHBC inspector, who assesses site managers against 38 strict criteria, including workmanship, excellent leadership skills, technical expertise, the ability to turn the designer’s intentions into reality, good health and safety standards and a commitment to raising standards.

Mr Walsingham joined Abel Homes in 1999 as a digger driver, progressing to his current position as senior site manager.