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Redrow Site Managers Scoop most Awards in Wales


24 of Flintshire-based Redrow’s site managers have been recognised at this year’s NHBC Pride in the Job Quality Awards, including six in Wales – the highest number of any housebuilder here.

Established by the National House Building Council (NHBC), the award celebrates the exceptional contribution site managers make in creating homes of outstanding quality. Launched over forty years ago, Pride in the Job is the most highly regarded competition in the housebuilding industry.

Judging for the awards is rigorous, with the current competition beginning in July 2021. Every site manager with a site registered for an NHBC Buildmark warranty is automatically entered into the competition, and assessed across nine areas: foundations; substructure and drainage; superstructure; roofs; first fix; second fix; surface finishes; external works; and organisation.

Matthew Pratt, Redrow’s Group Chief Executive, commented: 

“At Redrow, we’re committed to giving people a better way to live, and that is encapsulated in the drive, determination, and resilience of our colleagues being recognised by these awards.”

The FTSE 250 company attributes such wide recognition as partly attributable to its commitment to learning and development: last year, Redrow employees completed nearly 4,100 training days from a combination of e-learning, online seminars and face-to-face events.

Nigel Palmer, MD of Redrow in south Wales, said the divisional team is really proud of its site managers scooping six awards – the most in the whole of Wales.

“Everyone at Redrow focuses on delivering the best quality we can, so to have six award winners in one division and the most in Wales is fantastic.”

The six Welsh winners are Craig Thomas at Mill Meadows in Sudbrook, who won the regional award for Wales last year; Huw Thomas at Cae St Fagans at Plasdwr; Nick Powell at Great Milton Park, Llanwern; Matthew Coyle at Caerleon’s Parc Y Coleg development; and Adrian Stone at Plas Ty Draw and Ed Piggford at Churchlands, both in Cardiff.


Redrow is a leading UK premium housebuilder, proudly headquartered in Ewloe, Flintshire.

Established in 1974, it has earned a unique reputation for quality, building beautiful homes and communities, creating, in its words, a better way to live. It delivers for both investors and the wider community by centring all its activities around its three values of creating thriving communities by building responsibly and valuing people, all while engaging with colleagues and stakeholders.

Redrow is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 index. For the year to 27th June 2021, Redrow built more than 5,500 premium new homes across England and Wales and the Group reported revenue of £1.9bn.

Redrow directly employs well over 300 people across Wales, 15% of whom are trainees, graduates or apprentices, at its headquarters, regional offices and developments.

It takes responsibility seriously: last year, Redrow achieved the Global Good Company of the Year Silver award in recognition of its social impact and launched its ‘Nature for People’ biodiversity strategy, established as part of a long-standing partnership with the Wildlife Trusts. In June 2021, Redrow was included in the FT’s inaugural listing of Europe’s Climate Leaders for achieving significant reductions in its greenhouse gas emissions between 2014 and 2019.

Over the past year, Redrow has consistently been rated as ‘excellent’ on Trustpilot and once again achieved the Five Star Customer Satisfaction award from the Home Builders’ Federation (HBF). The company is also one of just eight UK construction companies to be named a Diversity Leader in the Financial Times’ inaugural list of European leaders for workplace diversity and inclusion.

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