Lewis Brazier, who oversees Cameron Homes’ Chestnut Rise development in Rushall, is included in this year’s list of top site managers, compiled by the National House Builders Federation as part of its ‘Pride in the Job’ programme.
He is amongst only 350 people to win one of the coveted quality awards, from around 16,000 site managers across the UK.
Paul Morrissey, chief operations officer of Chasetown-based Cameron Homes, said: “I am delighted that Lewis has been chosen to receive the accolade again.
“He has worked extremely hard developing his team to not only reach but to maintain the required standards. A lot of hard work goes into the preparation for this award by all his supporting staff and sub contractors. They have to go through several rounds of rigorous inspections at various stages of the development being built.
“The achievement is well-deserved and reflects the high quality of construction at our sites – it is good news for Lewis and our customers at Chestnut Rise, where we are providing 26 three and four bedroom properties,” he commented.
Lewis (37), lives in Tividale and joined Cameron three years ago. He has been in the building industry for 20 years, starting as an apprentice carpenter, and has an NVQ Level 6 in construction and site management.
He commented: “It's an extremely proud moment for myself to bring the award home for Cameron for the second consecutive year.
“Without good people around you awards like this can't be achieved so I would like to thank my site team and sub contractors for the massive effort they have put in along the way. And it's not over yet - we will keep up the hard work to see if we can make the next level in the competition.”
The Pride in the Job programme has been running for almost 40 years and now Lewis, and his colleague Leigh Hartshorne, manager at Cameron Homes’ Austen Grange development in Hill Ridware, near Rugeley, will go on to compete for a higher level award at a National House Building Council dinner this autumn.
Judging for the awards is meticulous, beginning a year before the announcement of the first round of winners. As well as undergoing spot checks of the day-to-day running of their site, each site manager is assessed across 37 areas of site management, including their technical knowledge, consistency in the build process and the quality controls they have in place.