FORMER Royal Marine Tom Jupp has won a Quality Award at the NHBC Pride in the Job Awards 2022 for his exceptional work at Bovis Homes’ Monument View development in Wellington.

From a field of over 8,000 site managers, he was one of 443 winners, despite it only being his first year in management.

He will now go on to compete for Seal of Excellence and Regional Awards in the autumn.

The awards recognise site managers dedicated to achieving the highest standards in housebuilding and committed to building homes of outstanding quality for their customers.

As well as undergoing spot checks on the day-to-day running of the sites, each candidate is assessed across six key areas of site management, including leadership, attention to detail, technical expertise and consistency in the build process.

Tom, 28, a Royal Marine for six years working in the Yeovil Helicopter Force and other areas including counter-terrorism and humanitarian aid, left his role as he frequently had to stay away from home and was missing his daughter growing up.

He joined Bovis in September 2019 as a trainee and his strong work ethic and sharp eye for detail led to his promotion to assistant site manager.

Tom said: “I'm thrilled to have won the Quality Award. We’ve all worked really hard on site and we were so pleased to receive the news. It’s been a real team effort.

“I always put myself in the shoes of a customer as it’s vital to see things from their point of view.

"The surroundings are just as important as the homes so I like to deliver the site as we go, ensuring street lights are installed, roads topped, attenuation ponds created and play parks opened.

"Attention to detail is key and it’s all about making sure everything is done right first time."

Tom added: “My Royal Marine background has proved to be a great foundation. I was surprised how transferable the skills were - you need to have high standards, leadership qualities, a great work ethic, plus good time management and punctuality, so it’s been a brilliant move for me. I’ve found my perfect career.”

Managing director Paul Moran said: “It’s incredible to see someone win so early in their career. It’s not something I’ve ever witnessed before. Tom also works on a dual-branded site, which requires strong site management as there are many different house types and challenges.

“The level of care Tom and his team put into their work is exceptional."