Five site managers for CALA Homes in the North East of Scotland are celebrating this week after receiving a prestigious industry award from the National Home Building Council (NHBC).

Fred Anderson, Ross Black, Marcus Paterson, Rob Swanson and Alan Whitelaw have all been recognised in the 2020 Pride in the Job Quality Awards for their contributions to creating homes of exceptional quality. The Pride in the Job Awards, now in their 40th year, are one of the highest industry accolades a site manager can receive.

A total of 11,000 site managers across the UK were assessed this year, with only 450 winners selected, putting those awarded in the industry’s top four per cent who demonstrate the passion, commitment and leadership to deliver new homes to the highest possible standards.

The five site managers from across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire will now go through to the next stage of the competition, the Seal of Excellence, which will be announced later this year.

As well as undergoing spot checks of the day-to-day running of their site, each site manager is assessed across 37 different areas of site management, including technical knowledge, quality and consistency.

The accreditation will be Fred Anderson’s twelfth NHBC award and his third consecutively for CALA Homes’ Mains of Grandhome development, while Ross Black and Rob Swanson both pick up their second award for Craibstone Estate and Milltimber Manor respectively.

This is Alan Whitelaw’s first award for The Grove and Marcus Paterson’s first for Cults Park in his very first role as Site Manager.

Stephen Jarvie, construction director for CALA Homes North, says: “I’m very proud of this incredible achievement for our site managers and their teams, as well as our wider CALA team assisting them in achieving these highly competitive accolades.

“The NHBC Pride in the Job awards are, without doubt, one of the most prestigious awards in the industry for a Site Manager to receive and these accolades are testament to our team’s high level of consistency, delivering exceptional quality standards together with maintaining rigorous Health and Safety standards when creating dream homes for our customers.”

Mike Naysmith, managing director for CALA Homes North, comments: “These awards recognise an unwavering commitment to creating homes of the highest standard and are a real reflection of the hard work of our site managers, as well as their wider teams and subcontractor partners.

“The past few months have been challenging for us all, but the commitment of our teams to deliver the best possible homes for our customers has not diminished. My thanks go to all of the site managers chosen and their teams at each development for taking pride in the job, and delivering exceptional developments in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.”

For further information on all CALA developments, visit www.cala.co.uk