Having been recognised for building homes of an exceptional standard by the National House Building Council (NHBC) earlier this year, Bellway site manager Martin Griffiths is getting ready to swap his hard hat for a tuxedo as he prepares to find out if he’s to be further honoured with the industry body’s Seal of Excellence.
Martin, who has worked for Bellway for seven years, was recognised in the annual NHBC Pride in the Job Awards, which celebrate the personal achievements of site managers in creating outstanding quality. The commendation came for the work carried out on Bellway’s Queenshead Park development in Queensbury.
Of 15,000 entrants from across the UK, only 450 site managers were presented with NHBC Quality Awards – a fact that Martin is extremely proud of.
“To be one of only 450 out of 15,000 of my peers to be chosen to receive an award is one heck of an achievement in itself,” he said. “And while it’d be nice to go one step further and get a Seal of Excellence to hang on the wall beside the Quality Award, I have to say I’m already delighted with my lot and just want to wish everyone else in the same boat as me the best of luck.”
Should Martin be awarded the Seal of Excellence at the regional award ceremony at York Racecourse on October 30, his journey won’t end there. All winners are then considered against one another and an overall regional winner announced, who is automatically entered into the Supreme Awards. Taking place in London in January 2016, these recognise the overall national winners in five different builder categories.
Ross Clarkson, Bellway Yorkshire’s sales director designate, said: “We pride ourselves on the quality of homes we build and to see Martin recognised for his work at Queenshead Park bears testament not just to his personal achievements, but those of every single member of his team and the commitment they have shown in building the Bellway way.”
Conveniently located in the heart of Queensbury, Queenshead Park, which was named by local school pupil, Nizalia Latif after she won a competition last year, comprises 124 three and four bedrooms homes, prices for which range from £209,995 to £289,995.
For further information visit www.bellway.co.uk, call 01274 816961 or visit the sales office which is open Friday to Monday from 10.30am to 5pm and every Thursday from 10.30am to 7pm.