Cheshire site manager and team celebrate housebuilding seal for quality – for third year in a row!
- 17 Nov 21
A former bricklaying apprentice is over the moon as he celebrates winning a prestigious national honour for housing quality excellence for the third year in a row. Albert Hassall, 56, site manager at Bovis Homes’ Hazelmere development in Haslington, is one of 13 site managers to win a National House Building Council (NHBC)’s Seal of Excellence Award in the North West region. The accolade follows Albert’s Pride in the Job Quality Award after he was picked from more than 10,000 site managers across the UK. Albert, who has worked at Bovis Homes, now part of Vistry Group, for five years, said: “It feels fantastic to have won a Quality Award and Seal of Excellence for the third time. I’m over the moon. My team are so proud – they’re walking around with their heads held up high. Hard work pays off and this reward is worth every bit of energy you put in.” Joanne Morrison, managing director of Vistry’s Mercia region, said: “We are all so proud of Albert for winning a Seal of Excellence for the third year in a row. He’s an exceptionally talented site manager and this achievement is a real testament to his dedication, passion and commitment to building high quality homes at Hazelmere. “For those who know Albert, he’s a joy to be around and work with. The whole team has worked so hard and they’re all truly deserving of this impressive accolade.” Commenting on the awards, NHBC chief executive, Steve Wood said: “Receiving a Seal of Excellence Award is a great achievement for any site manager and a Regional Award even more so, placing them at the top of their profession. It’s no surprise that Pride in the Job winning sites have higher levels of customer satisfaction. The homes being built are amongst the best the UK has to offer.” “Congratulations to all the 2021 Pride in the Job Seal of Excellence and Regional Award winners – you are building the future, be proud of your achievements!” Pride in the Job recognises the UK’s top site managers – with more than 10,000 competing for the annual awards. As well as undergoing spot checks on the day-to-day running of the sites, each candidate is assessed across 38 areas of site management, including their technical knowledge, consistency in the build process and the quality controls they have in place. Seals of Excellence are then given to the best Quality Award winners. Albert, who moved from Liverpool to Shavington, Crewe to be closer to the Hazelmere location 18 months ago, won the Seal of Excellence Award in 2019 and 2020. Hazelmere, on Crewe Road at the edge of Haslington, offers an attractive collection of three, four and five-bedroom homes. For more information on the properties and purchase assistance schemes available at this development, please visit the Bovis Homes website: https://www.bovishomes.co.uk/new-homes-at-hazelmerehaslington/haslington/