Wiltshire Site Manager Earns Prestigious Quality Award

25 June 2024

Luke Maggs at Backbridge Farm

Luke Maggs, a senior site manager at Persimmon Homes' Malmesbury development, has once again been recognised by the National House Building Council (NHBC) for his excellence in home construction, winning the esteemed Pride in the Job Quality Award.

This year, Luke is one of 19 site managers from Persimmon Homes to receive this prestigious award, which is the housebuilder’s best result in nearly fifteen years.

Luke, who rejoined Persimmon Homes Wessex in January 2019 after an initial tenure from 2003 to 2016, brings over two decades of experience in the industry, beginning his career as a bricklayer in the family business.

Currently, Persimmon Homes Wessex is developing 201 units at the Backbridge Farm site, offering a diverse range of home sizes and architectural styles. The scheme also features a bridge to provide residents easy access to Malmesbury town.

The Pride in the Job competition is widely regarded as the pinnacle of recognition for site managers in the homebuilding industry, serving as a benchmark for exceptional quality.

All site managers working on NHBC Buildmark warranty-registered sites are eligible for the competition. Quality Award winners progress to the Seal of Excellence Award stage, with the potential to compete for Regional Awards and ultimately the Pride in the Job Supreme Awards in January 2025.

Reflecting on his achievement, Luke said:

“I am incredibly proud to receive this award for the work we’ve done at Backbridge Farm. This recognition is a testament to the dedication and hard work of my entire team, who deserve as much credit as I do.

“Creating high-quality homes is not just about professional pride; it’s about providing spaces where people can build their lives and feel truly at home.

“I want to share this accolade with my brilliant team at Backbridge, including Elliot and Alan, this has been a collective effort and we will continue to uphold these high standards in all our projects.”

Julian Roper, Regional Managing Director at Persimmon Homes Wessex, commented:

“I am delighted for Luke and his team at Backbridge Farm in Malmesbury.

“Luke’s leadership and commitment to quality have been instrumental in delivering homes that meet the needs and expectations of our customers.

“It's because of dedicated individuals like Luke that Persimmon Wessex continues to provide high-quality, affordable homes that our customers can trust and enjoy.”

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