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Two of Barratt Homes’ Site Managers have each won a top national award for the quality of the homes they are building in Nottinghamshire.

Paul Hulme (45) and Liam Pettet (31), based in Bingham and Newark respectively, have been recognised by the National House Building Council (NHBC) for their work onsite, marking them down as the best in the UK.

Known as the “Oscars of the housebuilding industry”, the prestigious Pride in The Job Quality awards identify the finest Site Managers from around the country.

Home-grown in Nottingham, Paul has been with Barratt Homes for 18 years and this is his fourth Pride in the Job Quality award, with three successive accolades being for his work at the Romans’ Quarter development in Bingham.

He said: “It feels fantastic to have won this award and it makes all the hard work even more worthwhile.

“We’ve kept the majority of our team the same as last year and the new trades who have joined us have taken on board the values and standards we strive to maintain. It’s a brilliant team effort.

“As a Site Manager, it’s important to keep morale high within the team over what’s been a challenging 12 months, so I’m thrilled with this achievement.”

Also winning his fourth Pride in the Job Quality award is Liam Pettet, who’s originally from Barnsley and has worked for the leading developer for over seven years.

He is in charge of the team at Barratt Homes’ Fernwood Village development, close to Newark.

Liam said: “I’m delighted to be recognised once again and the award is a credit to the whole team’s commitment to building high quality new homes in Newark.

“Everyone shares the same goal and the support from the senior management at Barratt Homes has been great so it’s a real team effort.

“Achieving a Pride in the Job award is always a special feeling and it makes us all even more motivated to maintain the high standards expected of us.”

In total, parent company Barratt Developments’ Site Managers won 93 Pride in the Job Quality awards this year. This is the 17th year in a row that Barratt has won more 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 Homes 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 Site Manager has won the top prize.

Mark Cotes, Managing Director at Barratt Homes North Midlands, 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.”

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

For more information, call the Barratt Homes sales team on 033 3355 8472 or visit

Picture: Paul Hulme (L) and Liam Pettet (R), Barratt Homes’ award-winning Site Managers in Nottinghamshire 

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