A Tividale site manager has been named as one of the best in the West Midlands.
Lewis Brazier, who works for Chasetown-based Cameron Homes, was selected as a regional winner in the ‘Pride in the Job’ awards.
The initiative, backed by the National House Builders Federation, aims to celebrate the top site managers in the country.
He was amongst only 350 people to win one of the coveted quality awards, from around 16,000 site managers across the UK, which meant he went on to the regional finals held recently in Birmingham.
It was here that Lewis was chosen as best site manager in a medium sized firm from the West region – covering the West Midlands, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire – for his work at Cameron’s Chestnut Rise development in Walsall.
Ian Burns, chief executive of Cameron Homes, congratulated Lewis on his ‘remarkable achievement’.
“He has worked extremely hard developing his team to not only reach but to maintain the required standards. Preparation by all his supporting staff and sub contractors led to this award, they have to go through several rounds of rigorous inspections at various stages of the development being built.
“The accolade is well-deserved and reflects the high quality of construction at our sites.” he commented.
Lewis (37), lives in Tividale and joined Cameron three years ago. He has been in the building industry for 20 years, starting as an apprentice carpenter, and has an NVQ Level 6 in construction and site management.
He commented: “It’s an extremely proud moment for myself to bring the regional award home for Cameron.
“Without good people around you awards like this can’t be achieved so I would like to thank my site team and sub contractors for the massive effort they have put in along the way. And it’s not over yet – we will keep up the hard work to see if we can make the next level in the competition – the supreme awards to be held in January.”
The Pride in the Job programme has been running for almost 40 years and Lewis and his colleague Leigh Hartshorne, manager at Cameron Homes’ Austen Grange development in Hill Ridware, near Rugeley, both won Pride in the Job first round awards.
Judging for the awards is meticulous, beginning a year before the announcement of the first winners. As well as undergoing spot checks of the day-to-day running of their site, each site manager is assessed across 37 areas of site management, including their technical knowledge, consistency in the build process and the quality controls they have in place.