Avant Homes Yorkshire is celebrating after one of its site managers won a National House Building Council (NHBC) Pride in the Job Quality Award for his work on a 226-home development in Crosland Moor, Huddersfield.

Steve Baldwin, who manages the housebuilder’s Fitzwilliam Grange development in the town, was one of just 450 quality award-winning site managers selected from more than 10,000 across the UK.

The NHBC Pride in the Job awards has been recognising site manager best practice and rewarding excellence for more than 40 years. It is regarded as the housebuilding industry’s most prestigious awards programme of its type.

Steve has been in the construction industry for more than 30 years after starting his career as a joiner, before joining Avant Homes as an assistant site manager in 2002. Over the last 19 years, Steve has managed 11 developments across the region, including Fitzwilliam Grange since August 2020.

Commenting on his award win, Steve said: “It fills me with great pride that myself and the site team set out to win the NHBC Pride in the Job award and we succeeded.

“My passion is to build the best homes for our customers, and it takes a lot of hard work of pushing and striving to keep this approach across every aspect of the build. We have an excellent team at Fitzwilliam Grange and the award wouldn’t have been possible without their constant hard work, support and dedication to the development.”

The awards judges look for site managers to be consistent in the high standards of workmanship across their development, attention to detail, technical expertise, the ability to lead the on-site team, excellent interpretation and a commitment to efficient health and safety.

The Pride in the Job winners will now go on to compete in NHBC’s Seal of Excellence and Regional Awards this autumn, and the national Supreme Awards in January 2022.

Yorkshire managing director, Chris Coley, added: “Winning this award is a great achievement by Steve. With his background in joinery and civil engineering, he sets remarkable standards for the team at Fitzwilliam Grange and leads by example.

“Everyone admires Steve’s skill, determination and commitment to delivering excellent homes, so we’re very pleased to see him recognised for all his hard work.”