A TAUNTON based site manager has won a Pride in the Job, Regional Award at the National House Building Council (NHBC) Awards this month.

Paul Cromey, senior site manager for Nerrols Grange, near Taunton received the award at the event which is known as the 'Oscars of the housebuilding industry'.

He has been an employee of Barratt Homes for 12 years and has won a Pride in the Job Quality Award seven times in the past.

However this is the first time he has beaten the competition to win the coveted regional title and be in the running to be crowned the national winner.

Paul collected his Pride in the Job, Regional Award from the National House Building Council (NHBC) at their autumn award ceremony this month.

Having won the Quality Award and the Seal of Excellence from the NHBC, Paul's latest win means that he now goes on to compete in the Final round, the Pride in the Job, Supreme Award.

"It's a real privilege to have won the regional award," Paul said.

"To have the hard work and effort we're putting into these new homes recognised outside of the business is even more special. It's been a real boost for the team, and everyone has a smile on their face since the news came out.

"I hope that people looking at construction as a career will take this as an example of what you can do when you work hard and put your mind to something."

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The homes of Nerrols Grange are set in six acres of open space and comprises two, three and four-bedroom homes along with allotments, a play area and a new primary school and nursery as part of a wider neighbourhood.

Andrea Pilgrim, sales director for Barratt Homes' Bristol division, which covers the wider South West area, said:

"We are over the moon for Paul and his team at Nerrols Grange.

"This award is testament to his dedication and hard work and the team's commitment to building homes of the highest possible quality. We're pleased to hear Paul enjoyed the awards ceremony to celebrate the best in the business."