Site managers praise team efforts for awards success


Two Vistry Group site managers building homes at Countryside Homes developments in Harlow and Bishop’s Stortford have won prestigious awards in recognition of the high standard of work at their sites.

Kieron Ingram is project manager at Base at Newhall in Harlow, while Daniel Storey is responsible for the team at St Michael’s Hurst in Bishop’s Stortford, and both have won Pride in the Job Quality Awards this year.

Run by the National House Building Council (NHBC), Pride in the Job recognises site managers who achieve the very highest standards in construction. Each candidate is judged on a wide range of criteria, including attention to detail, leadership, technical expertise and health and safety.

Countryside Homes is part of the Vistry Group which also includes Bovis Homes and Linden Homes.

Kieron, 33, who’s from the Isle of Sheppey, said: “This award is not just for me but also for the whole team that works on site. We have strong relationships with all the trade and site teams working on the homes and I ensure that attention is paid to the smallest details, to make sure the homes we deliver are of the highest quality.”

Daniel, 36, from Saffron Walden, said: “The efforts from the sub-contractor workforce and the rest of the team on site really were the main factors that helped us to win this award. We took a new approach this year of focusing on basics at key stages and being more consistent and this has really paid off.”

Kieron and Daniel both joined Countryside Homes seven years ago as assistant site managers, having previously completed Level 3 NVQ apprenticeships in carpentry. They both recently completed their Level 6 NVQ in construction site management.

Verity MacMahon, managing director at Vistry Central Home Counties, said: “We are proud of the recognition Daniel, Kieron and the wider team at both sites have achieved by winning Pride in the Job awards this year.

“These awards demonstrate that the homes being built at Base at Newhall and St Michael’s Hurst are of the very highest quality.

“We wish them all the best of luck as they go forward to the next stage of judging.”

The winners of Quality Awards are now entered into judging for the Pride in the Job Seal of Excellence and regional awards, which will be announced later in the year.

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