Cavanna Homes celebrate site manager’s success at Greenspire


We’re celebrating our Site Manager’s success for building quality houses at our development of new, modern homes at Greenspire.

Russell Gibson, Site Manager at our Greenspire site in Clyst St Mary near Exeter, has been awarded the coveted Pride in the Job award by the National House Building Council (NHBC). Russell is one of only 54 site managers in the South West to have won a Quality Award in 2018 for his site at Greenspire.

Now in their 38th year, the NHBC Pride in the Job Awards are the most highly regarded competition in the house building industry, dedicated to recognising Site Managers who achieve the highest standards.

Russell, who started his 42-year career in the industry as a carpenter and has since progressed to Site Manager, commented on his award recognition: “We couldn’t maintain our high standard of quality without the site team’s help and support, so this is a real testament to the team’s hard work in building this site.

“It was been fantastic to see one of the bricklayers stay with us from building the very first home here, to now finishing one of the last homes on the development. This is not something that is often seen so we feel incredibly privileged to maintain such great workers with a real passion for what they do”.

Our team at Greenspire celebrated by holding a hog roast for all staff with speeches from Fred Sureshkumar, Head of Construction at Cavanna Homes, and NHBC Regional Director, Nick Cunningham.

Two Support Awards were also presented to Paul Fletcher and Nikos Stefan, part of the Greenspire site team.

Fred said: “We would like to congratulate Russell and our team at Greenspire for this fantastic win. This award is not easily won and there is a lot of hard work involved.

“Quality is crucial to us and we pride ourselves on building beautifully designed homes for people to enjoy and have pride in, which is why we have also been awarded the top five-star rating by the Home Builders Federation (HBF) for the sixth year in a row”.

Over the past 12 months judges have assessed the skills demonstrated by the site managers in their day-to-day work, covering consistency, attention to detail, leadership, interpretation of drawings and specifications, technical expertise and health and safety.

Nick Cunningham added: “Pride in the Job recognises the hugely important role site managers play in delivering high quality new homes and receiving a Quality Award is a great achievement for any site manager. A site manager’s role is undoubtedly one of the toughest in house building and their drive for excellence is very much at the heart of the competition”.