A SENIOR site manager has won a top national award for the quality of homes being built under his management.

Gary Atherton, from Atherton, has won a Pride in the Job Quality Award from the National House Building Council (NHBC), with these prestigious awards dubbed as the “Oscars of the housebuilding industry”.

Working at David Wilson Homes for eight years, he has been recognised for his work overseeing the Stanneylands housing development in Wilmslow since 2018.

This is Gary's fourth Pride in the Job Quality Award, after previously being recognised in the higher-ranked Seal of Excellence accolades.

Gary, 48, said: “I didn’t expect it at all, but I’m thrilled. A lot has changed on site over the past year but everyone’s still maintained the high standards expected of us.

“This award shows the decent workmanship onsite to achieve consistency and continuity in the new homes being built.

“The whole team has been amazing this year, but I’d like to thank Danny McCarthy and Danielle Atherton, both assistant site managers, for their support in particular.”

The Pride in the Job Awards showcase the best site managers in the country who can demonstrate exceptional standards in building new communities, delivering the highest quality homes for their customers.

Each site manager is judged on a range of key criteria including health and safety, their technical knowledge, customer service and attention to detail.

In total, Barratt Developments’ (owner of David Wilson Homes) site managers have won 98 Pride in the Job Quality Awards, more than any other housebuilder.