Safe As Houses: Linden Homes Site Manager Wins Pride In Job Award (Saxon Gardens)
08 Jul 2014

The site manager at Linden Homes Midlands’ Saxon Gardens development in Huntingdon has been honoured for his professionalism with a national Pride in the Job Quality Award.

Kevin Bishop, 35 from Fletton, Peterborough 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 house building’s most prestigious awards and for the last 33 years it has been run to strengthen standards in the industry.

Kevin 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 East region and the Seal of Excellence.

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

Kevin led the team at Saxon Gardens, which received its official launch this month.

The development at California Road will comprise 180 new homes, with a stunning selection of two, three and four-bedroom properties just a mile from Huntingdon town centre, yet within touching distance of the Cambridgeshire countryside.

To date, 12 of the new homes have already been reserved from plan.

Kevin said: “Winning this award means a lot to me but it’s been a team effort to maintain such high standards. Without everyone’s commitment we couldn’t achieve a really well run development or deliver top quality homes.

“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.”

In the Bedfordshire area, Linden Homes Midlands’ site manager Carl Haskell has also won the same award for his work at the Harvest Meadow development at Dunton.

Linden Homes’ production director Brendan Blythe: “Competition for the NHBC awards is fierce. I am delighted for Kevin, Carl and their teams and that they have been recognised by the NHBC for the high quality of their work. Good luck to the them both in the next stage of the awards.”


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