Alongside the good news that Barratt Developments is back building and selling homes across the region, six North East site managers have won a top national award for quality from the National House Building Council (NHBC), including one from the Spennymoor, Durham area.

Darren Cumming, who manages Barratt Developments’ Merrington Park development in Spennymoor, Durham, has won a prestigious NHBC Pride in the Job Quality award, considered to be the “Oscars of the housebuilding industry”.

Now in their 40th year the Pride in the Job Quality awards recognise the very best site managers from around the country. In total Barratt Developments North East site managers won six Pride in the Job Quality awards this year, and 92 nationally, more than every other housebuilder. Barratt has now won more Pride in the Jobs Quality awards for 16 years in a row, a record unmatched in the industry which shows its commitment to building homes of the highest quality.

Each site manager is judged on a range of key criteria including health and safety, their technical knowledge, customer service and attention to detail. Pride in the Job is the most highly regarded competition in the housebuilding industry with just 450 individual winners being chosen from over 11,000 entrants.

Carl Sobolewski, Managing Director at Barratt Developments North East, said: “Now that we are back building and selling homes again, it is great to see that our site managers are rated as amongst the very best in the country for the high quality of the homes they deliver. It is now more important than ever that customers have confidence in the homes they are buying, and the mark of a Pride in the Job Quality award shows that their home has been built to the highest of standards. We are very proud to have won more of these quality awards than any other housebuilder for 16 years in a row.”

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