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Cheshire site manager wins prestigious award

A Cheshire site manager is celebrating after winning a top industry award which recognises his professional approach and dedication to the job.

Bob Cooper, 63, from Winsford, has been named Construction Professional of the Year in the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) North West Building Excellence Awards 2020.

He won the award for this work at Jones Homes’ Barrington Park development in Alsager.

Bob, who is now overseeing construction at the housebuilder’s flagship Sanctuary Wilmslow development, has been nominated for the award for three out of the last four years, and is honoured to have finally won the accolade. 

Bob said: “I am absolutely over the moon. Due to social distancing measures, the announcements were made through a video online. When I began watching, I had no idea that I had won. It was really quite the surprise.

“To be in the same category as all of the region’s top managers is an honour in itself.

“I think I won this award because of my professionalism as I undertake the job as well as my site and paperwork organisation. To be a good site manager you need to be knowledgeable and organised, and most importantly a good leader.”

Bob began his career working as a joiner from ages 16 to 35 before his employer at the time told him by no uncertain means it was time for him to become a site manager. Since then Bob has gone on to work for a range of housebuilders and for the past four-and-a-half years has worked with Jones Homes North West, managing sites in Backford, Alsager and Wilmslow.

“To learn the trade to the standard that I now set has been hard, but I have enjoyed every minute,” said Bob.

“It’s nice to work in a family-run business. Everyone is very nice, and I get on with all of the management team very well. Jones Homes really is a first-class company to work for.”

Jones Homes was also highly commended in the Best High Volume New Housing Development category of the LABC awards for its Bollin Park development in Wilmslow.

Gemma Pownall, Sales and Marketing Director for Jones Homes North West, said: “We are so incredibly proud of Bob for being named construction professional of the year for his work at Barrington Park.

“Bob is one of our most dedicated and trusted site managers who puts his all into each development he works on.

“At Jones Homes, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality homes in desirable locations – something we would not be able to do without our talented team members, such as Bob.

“We are also extremely proud of the team at Bollin Park for their highly commended award, again showing the hard work and dedication of our teams across the area.”

Jones Homes North West is currently building new homes at developments in Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside.

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