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Barratt Developments site managers in Barnsley named best in the country for quality

Two site managers from Barratt Developments Yorkshire West have won a top national award for the quality of the homes they are building in and around Barnsley.

Ade Arnold at the homebuilder’s Notton Wood View development in Royston and James Swann for his work at Salter’s Brook development in Cudworth each landed a Pride in the Job Quality Award from the National House Building Council (NHBC) having impressed judges with their dedication, passion, commitment and leadership.

Ade and James were among three award winning site managers from Barratt Developments Yorkshire West who were commended for their work across the region.

Known as the “Oscars of the housebuilding industry,” the NHBC Pride in the Job Quality Awards recognise the finest site managers from around the country.


In total, Barratt Developments site managers won 93 Pride in the Job Quality Awards this year. This is the 17th year in a row that Barratt Developments has won more Pride in the Job Quality Awards than any other housebuilder, showing its long-term commitment to building high quality homes.

These awards, now in their 41st year, rate site managers against key criteria such as technical expertise, health and safety, consistency, leadership and attention to detail. The awards celebrate the vital role site managers play in ensuring new homes are delivered on time, on safe sites and to the highest quality standards.

Every site manager who is registered with the NHBC is automatically entered into the awards with just 450 winners being selected from 11,000 entrants, showing how difficult they are to win.

These awards come off the back of a Barratt Developments site manager being crowned the overall winner in last year’s awards. Kirk Raine, Senior Site Manager, won the supreme award, the fifth time in the last six years that a Barratt Developments site manager has won the top prize.

Ian Ruthven, Managing Director, Barratt Developments Yorkshire West, said: “These awards showcase only the best new homes and well run sites. By winning so many awards it demonstrates that we are building some of the highest quality homes in the country. It also shows the long-term commitment we have to looking after our customers and making them happy. No other housebuilder can match our record at the NHBC Pride in the Job Quality Awards.”

These awards closely follow Barratt Developments being awarded 5 stars by its customer for satisfaction in the annual Home Builders Federation (HBF) new homes survey. To be rated 5 star means that more than 90% of its customers would recommend one of its homes to a friend, with Barratt Developments being the only major national housebuilder to be rated 5 star for 12 years in a row.

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