Safe As Houses: Linden Homes Site Manager Wins Pride In Job Award (City Glade)
01 Jul 2014

The site manager at Linden Homes’ City Glade development in Exeter has been honoured for his professionalism with a national Pride in the Job Quality Award.

Bob Mitchell from Ivybridge, was recognised by judges on the National House Building Council’s programme for his leadership, technical expertise, robust health and safety management – and a certain X Factor.

Pride in the Job is one of housebuilding’s most prestigious awards and for the last 33 years it has been run to strengthen standards in the industry.

Bob was picked from over 15,000 entrants from around the country for a Quality Award and will now join the shortlist for best in the South West region and the Seal of Excellence.

The results will be announced in the autumn before the national winner is revealed in January 2015.

Bob led the team at City Glade, an exclusive collection of three and four bedroom homes, situated off Topsham Road by the River Exe. The development is located in a beautiful leafy setting, with easy access into central Exeter.

Bob Mitchell said: “Winning this award means a lot to me but it’s been a team effort to maintain such high standards. City Glade has proved very popular and we have people waiting for homes to come onto the market, so I’ve been determined that while the homes will be completed on time, they will also be built to a very high standard.

“What’s particularly encouraging about this award is that it highlights the determination we have at every step of the way to deliver homes that our customers enjoy living in. It’s really good to have that publicly recognised by the industry.”

Linden Homes South West managing director Nigel Palmer said: “It is testament to Bob and the whole team that the quality of homes produced at City Glade has been recognised as one of the highest in the country.

“Bob’s achievement proves he manages every area of his site to an exceptional level and he is well organised with a keen eye for detail – we wish him all the best in the next round.”

For more details on the development visit the sales and marketing suite at City Glade, off Topsham Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 6EP, open daily 10am to 5pm. Alternatively call 0844 488 3508 or email


For further information, contact Emma Mackay from Linden Homes on 077383 12960 or email

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