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Cardiff site manager honoured In industry awards

17 June 2022

High-performing Cardiff site manager Dave Richards has been awarded an NHBC Pride in the Job Quality Award for the second consecutive year.

Dave, who manages Charles Church’s Regency Park at Llanilltern Village development in Creigiau, was one of just 443 inspirational site managers from an initial pool of around 8,000 to have been chosen to receive a Quality Award.

The NHBC Pride in the Job Quality 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, 33, has been with Charles Church and its sister company Persimmon Homes for nine years having graduated from university with a degree in Project and Construction Management.

“I am absolutely thrilled to win a NHBC Pride in the Job Quality Award for a second year,” said Dave, who lives in Cardiff. This award reflects the hard work of the whole team who have shown consistent and continuous dedication to quality and excellence throughout phase one of the development and into phase two.

“I have spoken to the whole team to congratulate them and they are delighted. Someone remarked that it’s tough to get to the top of Everest once - but to do it twice together is even sweeter. Our focus is firmly on customer service and quality and this is a recognition of that.”

Phase one of Regency Park is reaching its conclusion, with the last occupations expected this week. Work on phase two has now begun and is due to be complete in 12 to 18 months.

Lee Woodfine, Managing Director for Persimmon East Wales, said: “I am delighted for Dave and the whole team at Regency Park. We have been through a significant period of change at Persimmon at both a local and group level, and there is an unrelenting focus on quality and building right, first time, every time.

“From the start of the development Dave and his team have set out to reach the very highest standards in quality and this accolade is hugely deserved.”

NHBC Chief Executive Steve Wood said: “At NHBC we believe that the calibre of the site manager and the way they inspire their site team has the greatest influence on the quality of the finished home. By promoting friendly rivalry, showcasing best practice and rewarding excellence, Pride in the Job supports the delivery of homes of the highest quality.

“Congratulations to all the Pride in the Job 2022 Quality Award winners. They are an inspiration to us all and should be very proud of the quality of new homes they are creating.”

The Quality Award winners will go on to compete for Seal of Excellence and Regional Awards in the autumn, with the national Supreme Award winners unveiled in January 2023.

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.

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