Cardiff site manager honoured in industry awards
12 July 2021
A site manager has won a national industry excellence award for his first-class work at a Cardiff housing development.
Dave Richards, who manages Charles Church’s Regency Park development at Llanilltern Village in Creigiau, scooped an NHBC Pride in the Job Award.
Dave was chosen from a field of more than 10,000 UK site managers and is now amongst 450 people who have won a Quality Award, representing the top five per cent of those who entered.
The NHBC Pride in the Job Awards first launched more than 40 years ago and is considered the most highly regarded competition in the housebuilding industry.
Judging for the Awards is rigorous and assessed across six key areas: consistency, attention to detail, leadership, interpretation of drawings and specifications, technical expertise, and health and safety.
Dave, 32, has been with Charles Church and its sister company Persimmon Homes for eight years having graduated from university with a degree in Project and Construction Management.
“I am chuffed to bits with this award,” said Dave, who lives in Cardiff. “As a team, we have been working towards this for two years since the start of the site.
“From the outset, we made it clear to everyone on site that this was the end game. Everyone from the contractors upwards has bought into the journey and we’re delighted to have achieved this accolade.
“Our focus is firmly on customer service and quality and this is a recognition of that.”
Regency Park is two-thirds complete, with around 15 properties left to build.
Liam Scott, Regional Divisional Director for Charles Church East Wales, said: “I am delighted for Dave and the whole team at Regency Park because I know the hard work they have put in to get to this point.
“They have worked tirelessly to ensure the very highest standards. They really do have pride in their jobs, so this NHBC accolade is very fitting.”
NHBC Chief Executive Steve Wood said: “Pride in the Job has been pivotal in improving the quality of new homes for more than 40 years. Despite the numerous challenges the industry has faced, the very best site managers of 2021 have remained focused on delivering high quality new homes for their customers.”
Pride in the Job Quality Awards winners will now go on to compete for Seal of Excellence and Regional Awards, which will be announced across 11 regional events set to take place in autumn. The national Supreme Awards will then be revealed at the Pride in the Job Gala in January 2022.
Regency Park is part of a large 1,500 home development off junction 33 of the M4 on the edge of Cardiff. The development will also include a primary school and sports pitches.