A former carpenter’s apprentice has been recognized as one of the UK’s best building site managers after winning a housing industry award for the second year in a row.
Fraser Stephen, who works for Scotia Homes on their Chapelpark development in Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire, has been shortlisted to receive a National House Building Council Quality Award at their 2022 Pride in the Job Awards.
The NHBC Awards recognize site managers who have achieved the highest standards in UK home building by assessing a range of criteria in thousands of site inspections across the country.
With just 450 winners selected from over 8,000 entrants in the UK, the winners are some of the best homebuilders in the country.
Mr Stephen, 33, from Peterhead, was one of three Scotia Homes managers to win the award for the quality of the homes they build, and they were among just 47 winners in Scotland.
Other society winners include Norman Bruce, at Culloden West in Inverness, and Stephen Milne at Hazelwood in Blairgowrie.
Seal of Excellence
Mr. Stephen will now move on to the next stage of the competition, the Seal of Excellence, the winners of which will be announced later this year.
He said: “It is a real honor to receive a Pride in the Job Award for the second year in a row.
“The awards are a personal goal each year and the recognition makes all the hard work worthwhile.
“I am extremely proud of my team, which has risen to the constant challenges of the construction industry.
“They have gone the extra mile time and time again to deliver quality homes and this award is recognition of their efforts.”
This is the first year that Scotia has won a treble of awards, marking a new record for the company.
Celebrating the company’s success, Martin Bruce, Managing Director of Scotia Homes, said: “We are extremely proud of Fraser, who has been rightly recognized for the quality of his work at the Pride in the Job Awards for the second consecutive year.
“Having joined the company in 2005 as an apprentice carpenter, he rose through the ranks at Scotia Homes and this award makes him one of the top homebuilders in the country.
“To have set a new company record – with three winners at this year’s awards – is a real honor and I think it speaks to our dedication to delivering high quality homes across Scotland.”
NHBC chief executive Steve Wood said: “For over 40 years, Pride in the Job has been an important part of our work to help improve the quality of construction.
“At NHBC, we believe the caliber of the site manager and how they inspire their team has the biggest influence on the quality of the finished home.
“By promoting friendly rivalry, showcasing best practices and rewarding excellence, Pride in the Job supports the delivery of the highest quality homes.
“Congratulations to all of the 2022 Pride in the Job Quality award winners. They are an inspiration to us all and should be very proud of the quality of the new homes they are creating.
Scotia Homes is headquartered in Ellon, Aberdeenshire and has been building homes in the North of Scotland for over 30 years.
They build around 200 new homes a year and currently employ over 200 people in the north of Scotland.
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