National Recognition for Thakeham Manager

A manager working for Billngshurst-based home developer Thakeham has been recognised in the NHBC Pride in the Job awards 2019.

<age?> year old Tomas Koziel from <location?> is one of this year’s 450 Quality Award winners hand-picked for their excellent standards on site.

Around 16,000 site managers compete for the awards, putting Tomasz in the top 3% in the country. Following 12 months of rigorous judging, the first round winners excelled and will now go on to compete for the Seal of Excellence Awards and Regional Winner titles.

Tomasz was acknowledged for his high standards on the Potters Kiln site on Keymer Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex

Tomasz said: “From the moment I set foot on a building site I learned the importance of quality. The Burgess Hill site is a great example of how everyone at Thakeham pulled together to deliver an outstanding product built with excellence in mind. I’m proud to be acknowledged. And especially delighted to be mentioned amongst the best of my peers.”

Now in its 39th year, the Awards are the most highly regarded competition in the house-building industry. Judging for the Awards is rigorous, beginning in July 2018, with each site manager assessed across these six key areas: consistency, attention to detail, leadership, interpretation of drawings and specifications, technical expertise and health and safety.

The Quality Award winners will now go on to compete for Seal of Excellence and Regional Awards that will be announced at events across the UK in the autumn, with the Supreme Award winners unveiled at a gala ceremony in January 2020.

Commenting on the Awards, NHBC Chief Executive Steve Wood said: “Launched nearly 40 years ago, Pride in the Job has been instrumental in driving up the quality of new homes. Despite the challenges the industry has faced in recent times, this year’s winners have kept their focus on delivering high quality new homes for their customers.

“A site manager’s role is undoubtedly one of the toughest in house building and their drive for excellence is very much at the heart of the competition. Receiving a Quality Award is a great achievement for any site manager. It’s no surprise that Pride in the Job winning sites have higher levels of customer satisfaction as these homes are without doubt among the best the UK has to offer.

“Congratulations to all the 2019 Quality Award winners.”

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