Insch man picks up fifth NHBC award

Insch man Tommy Heanan who has been awarded a fifth "Pride in the Job" Award
Insch man Tommy Heanan who has been awarded a fifth "Pride in the Job" Award

An Insch man has been awarded a fifth “Pride in the Job Quality Award”, awarded by the National House-Building Council (NHBC), the UK’s leading independent standard-setting body and provider of warranty and insurance for new homes.

Tommy Heanan of Insch is a site manager at Barratt Homes “The Grange” development located in Elgin, and the award is the second he has achieved since joining the company four years ago.

And as Tommy plans to retire in December, it is a fantastic way to bring down the curtain on a long career in the industry.

The NHBC Pride in the Job Quality Award is the most coveted prize in the house building industry. They are awarded to exceptional site managers at the best-organised and best-quality housing developments following a series of spot-check inspections at sites across the UK.

Almost 15,000 site managers throughout the UK were judged on every aspect of their job, including technical skill, quality workmanship, customer service and site safety.

Speaking of his award Tommy said, “I work with an excellent construction team at The Grange, and the development’s success and this award couldn’t have been achieved without them. We all take great pride in our work and we all enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done.”

Tommy will now go forward to the final round of the competition which will select the best site manager in Britain.

A bricklayer by trade, Tommy came to Scotland in the 1970s and worked his way up to become a site manager in 1990.

Douglas McLeod, Regional Director for Barratt Scotland, comments, “The official recognition of our winning site managers shows that Barratt North of Scotland is building some of the best quality homes in the country. The site manager plays a pivotal role in delivering high-quality new homes

“This is truly an outstanding result and one which should inspire confidence in our buyers.”