A SITE manager of a Flintshire housing development has scooped a major industry award.

Jonathan Jewell, who oversees construction at Redrow'a Millstone View development in Penymynydd, has been recognised in the NHBC Pride in the Job Awards 2020, receiving a “Quality” Award for his efforts.

Marking its 40th year, Pride in the Job celebrates the exceptional contribution site managers make in creating homes of outstanding quality.

Jonathan joined Redrow in 2015 and took over the running of the Millstone View development last summer, when the show homes were still under construction. About 23 of the properties are now occupied.

“Redrow as a company sets extremely high standards and it can be somewhat stressful building the single most expensive thing most people will ever buy,” Jonathan said.

“It’s important to support the team, not just with the practicalities of their work but with their health, safety and well-being too. Redrow is a big supporter of the construction industry’s Building Mental Health campaign and we’ve been keen to get behind it on site too, encouraging the team to take time out to talk about something other than work.”

Jonathan added: “You get an unbelievable sense of pride when you hand the keys over to the customer, and with so much competition in the new build sector, you have to really respect that they have chosen to buy here, on your development, and in return, it’s our duty to make sure that we build their home to the best of our ability, so that we give them a house that they can be proud of.”

Typically, Jonathan is responsible for overseeing around 80 people working on site each day. This has recently been reduced due to social distancing measures introduced by Redrow to ensure the safety of customers and colleagues.

“The award is recognition for the hard work of everyone on site every day,” he added.

“I like to lead by example. People see you making an effort to have a clean and tidy site and it encourages them to keep it that way too.”

Andrew Craig, construction director for Redrow Homes’ North West and North Wales division, said: “This award is testament to the exceptional standards maintained by Jonathan and his team on site. We’re so proud of Jonathan gaining the Quality award and wish him luck for the next stage of the competition.”