A Shropshire site manager is officially one of the best in the business, having been named in a prestigious awards programme.
Rakesh Mel, who works at Shrewsbury-based Galliers Homes, is one of only 450 people to win a coveted quality award for excellence in on-site management from around 16,000 site managers across the UK.
He has received a Pride in the Job accolade from the National House Building Council, which has been running the awards scheme for almost 40 years.
Rakesh has been in the construction industry for 14 years, starting as an assistant site manager.
He joined Galliers in 2017 and received recognition for his management of the new homes at Bomere Green, a development in Bomere Heath, near Shrewsbury, where 29 new properties are being provided.
“I want to thank everyone I work with as this is a team effort – without us all pulling together we would not have achieved this,” commented Rakesh.
Chief operations officer of Cameron Homes, Paul Morrissey, said that site managers had to go through several rounds of rigorous inspections at various stages of the development being built.
“Rakesh has worked tremendously hard to develop his on-site team and reach the exacting standards required. The achievement is well-deserved and reflects the high quality of construction at our sites – it is good news for him and our customers at Bomere Green,” he commented.
The Pride in the Job programme is in its 39th year and now Rakesh, and his colleague Spencer Edwards, manager at Galliers Homes’ sister company Cameron Homes, who was also singled out in the programme, will go on to compete for a higher level award at a National House Building Council dinner this autumn.
Judging for the awards is meticulous, beginning a year before the announcement of the first round of 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.