Leigh Hartshorne, who works at Cameron Homes, is one of only 350 people to win a coveted quality award for excellence in on-site management from around 16,000 site managers across the UK.
He has received a Pride in the Job accolade from the National House Building Council, which has been running the awards scheme for almost 40 years.
Leigh (30), who lives in Burntwood, joined Chasetown-based Cameron Homes on leaving school 14 years ago, working his way up through the ranks. He received recognition for his management of the Austen Grange development in Hill Ridware, near Rugeley.
He commented: “I want to thank all my site team, office team and sub contractors who have contributed to the success of the development, my family for their support during the time I have spent achieving my quality award and Cameron Homes for backing me throughout my career.
“The hard work is not over yet as hopefully we may be able to achieve the next level in the awards programme, which is the seal of excellence.”
Chief operations officer of Cameron Homes, Paul Morrissey, said that site managers had to go through several rounds of rigorous inspections at various stages of the development being built.
“Leigh has worked tremendously hard to develop his on-site team and reach the exacting standards required. The achievement is well-deserved and reflects the high quality of construction at our sites – it is good news for him and our customers at Austen Grange, where we are providing 48 two, three, four and five bedroom properties,” he commented.
The Pride in the Job programme has been running for 38 years and now Leigh, and his colleague Lewis Brazier, manager at Cameron Homes’ Chestnut Rise development in Rushall who was also singled out in the programme, 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.