A site manager building new homes in the North East has won his 18th award.

Neal Hutcheon, Bellway’s site manager at The Grange at Fenham, near Newcastle, has won a Quality Award in the National House Building Council’s (NHBC) 2021 Pride in the Job awards programme. He has been site manager at The Grange since building work began there in January 2019.

He said: “I am so excited and feel incredibly privileged to have yet another win under my belt.

“The NHBC Pride in the Job award is one of the biggest achievements we can strive for and being recognised for so many awards over the years truly comes down to all the hard work and determination that comes from the whole team.”

Neal will now progress to the next stage of the competition, which will see the winners of the Seal of Excellence and overall Regional Award announced.

Ben Singlewood, Senior Construction Manager for Bellway North East, said: “To be recognised by the NHBC is the biggest accolade you could achieve as a site manager, so we are all very proud of Neal and his team on receiving a Quality Award in 2021.

“In a year which has tested everybody in so many ways throughout the construction industry and beyond, Bellway’s commitment to building the highest standard of home remains paramount to our success and Neal has demonstrated that consistently through this most challenging of periods.

“The dedication of all our site managers and their teams is a vital part of Bellway retaining its five-star status with the Home Builders Federation for the last five years.”