Norfolk Site Manager Named Best In Region In Prestigious Housing Awards
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, by the National House Builders Confederation (NHBC).
Tim Walsingham, who is senior site manager at Abel Homes’ Swan’s Nest site in Swaffham, was 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 third time he has received that accolade, having previously won in 2009 and 2018. In June it was announced that he had won his fourth ‘Pride in the Job’ award, alongside his colleague Danny Pinner, who manages Abel Homes’ Walnut Tree Fields site in Mattishall, a fellow winner for the third time.
Abel Homes chairman Tony Abel said, “To be named the best site manager in a massive region which stretches from Derbyshire all the way to the outskirts of London is a huge achievement, and we are immensely proud of him.
“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 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”.
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.
Earlier this year Mr Walsingham celebrated 20 years with the Watton-based firm, which he joined in 1999 as a digger driver.