A TEAM of homes site managers are celebrating after they each won a top national award.

The four men from Barratt and David Wilson Homes have been recognised for their work and crowned among the best in the UK.

Known as the “Oscars of the housebuilding industry”, the Pride in The Job Quality awards identify the best site managers around the country.

James Armstrong first joined David Wilson Homes three years ago and this is his third win in the awards.

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He is overseeing the construction of the Corinthian Place development in Burnham.

The 35-year-old said: "It feels fantastic to win this award for the third year in a row and it’s just as much of an honour to receive it as the last one."

The youngest site manager to receive the award across the division is 24-year-old Jordan Cannon, in charge of the team at the Blackwater Reach development in Southminster.

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Jordan CannonJordan Cannon

He said: "It is an honour to win a Pride in the Job Award for the first time and I’m incredibly proud of how far I’ve come during my time with David Wilson Homes."

Alex Bott, 26, celebrated his second Pride in the Job Quality award for his work at High Elms Park in Hullbridge.

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He said: "Last year, it felt amazing to win the award but this year feels even better, what with all the challenges we’ve had throughout the pandemic. Even with limited numbers on site, my team have given it their all and delivered exceptional quality."

And Maldon's own Rob Ruffy, 46, won his fifth award for "exceptional standards" at Riverside Grange in North Fambridge.

Rob said: "It’s brilliant to be recognised with a Pride in the Job Award and is a testament to how hard the team works to provide top quality homes for our customers."

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Simon Wood, managing director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes Eastern Counties, said: “These awards showcase only the best new homes and well-run sites. By winning so many awards it demonstrates that we are building some of the highest quality homes in the country.

“It also shows the long-term commitment we have to looking after our customers and making them happy. No other housebuilder can match our record at the NHBC Pride in the Job Quality awards.”