Two site managers leading housing developments in the borough are among a company’s record number to get industry accreditation.
Bellway Group North East has a record four of its site managers receiving a 2013 Pride in the job Quality Award by industry body National House Building Council (NHBC).
Site managers Neill Findlay, at Earsdon View in Shiremoor; Ray Dargue, at Wheatridge Park, Whitley Bay; along with Anthony Douglas, at Five Mile Park, Newcastle; and Michael Keeley, at Blackwood, Billingham, were all recognised for their quality of care.
The quartet will now wait until the official award ceremony in September to see if they have received a Seal of Excellence.
Ray said: “It is great to have a pat on the back from the industry and to be recognised for the hard work that my team has carried out throughout the year.
“On behalf of the other site managers, it is fair to say that we work with fantastic people who are dedicated to ensuring that quality, care and high standards are kept to an excellent level.
“This is an award not just for us but to everyone who works alongside us.”
Bellway Homes North East construction director, Don Anderson, said: “The Pride in the Job Quality Award is the only UK-wide competition dedicated to recognising Site Managers who achieve the highest standards in house-building.
“Throughout the course of a year, sites are judged on high standards, site presentation, welfare of staff and quality of products and customer care.
“Winning a site award is a great personal achievement. Competition is fierce and this success clearly reflects the commitment they have to their job.”