Stonehouse site manager celebrates first Pride in the Job award
12 Jul 2022

Stonehouse site manager celebrates first Pride in the Job award

A Stonehouse site manager has won a prestigious industry accolade for his work at new housing location.

Vistry Group’s Sean Goode, 41, received his first Pride in the Job Award from the National House Building Council (NHBC) in recognition of his efforts at the Great Oldbury development in the town.

Vistry is building 178 properties under its Linden Homes brand at the site, which features a mix of two, three and four-bedroom houses.

Pride in the Job celebrates the work of the best site managers in the UK, with only 443 people from a field of over 8,000 candidates nationwide being selected for the coveted prize this year.

Sean will now be considered for the Seal of Excellence award, an accolade presented to an even more select group of site managers, which will be announced later this year.

Sean, who lives in Abertillery, said: “When I first heard the news I was over the moon.

The first person I told was my wife and I started to get emotional - she even cried.

“The team at Great Oldbury is brilliant. Without them, this wouldn’t have been possible. Each and every one of them strives for the very best quality which is why I believe we won.

“Having a supportive and dedicated team has been crucial to winning this award. Everyone’s work has paid off and we all couldn’t be happier.”

Sean has worked within the construction industry for 12 years, starting as a forklift driver before landing a site management role in 2011.

“I knew I wanted to climb the ladder within this industry, so I took multiple courses such as the NVQ Level 6 diploma in site management and the high-rise course.

“It was in 2011 that the previous company I worked for offered me an assistant management role after speaking with my contracts manager.”

Sean remained in this role for a year before being promoted to site manager.

In January 2021 he joined Vistry as site manager at the Great Oldbury development.

Supriya Ray, managing director for Vistry Cotswolds, said: “We are extremely proud of Sean and the team at Great Oldbury for winning such a prestigious award. It is a fitting reward for their consistent hard work, dedication and commitment to delivering the very highest standards in construction.

“We’d like to congratulate Sean on this outstanding achievement and wish him all the best in the judging for the Seal of Excellence award later this year.”

A selection of three and four-bedroom homes are currently available at Great Oldbury, with prices starting from £330,000.

For more information about Great Oldbury, visit


• Winning site manager Sean Goode at Linden Homes’ Great Oldbury.

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