Melbourn site manager wins top regional award

At a ceremony last week, Bodgan Balas received the Seal of Excellence award and was also named as the top site manager in the Southern region in the Medium Housebuilder category.

As one of just 11 regional winners in this category across the whole of the UK, Bogdan will now go forward to the final stage of the competition – the Supreme Awards.

Speaking after the presentation, Bogdan said: “Walking up to collect the award was the best moment of my career! I’ve worked extremely hard to ensure our site in Melbourn is run to the very highest standards and I’m honoured to have been recognised for this.”

Bogdan, who joined Hopkins Homes in 2018, credits hard work, dedication, experience and the support of the wider company in enabling him to introduce the systems and methods that have made the site so successful.

He continued: “Hopkins Homes prides itself on building high quality homes, the final product is a result of the entire process so it’s very important that the whole site team is working towards that goal. How the development looks and is run has a big impact on the finished homes.

“I’m a perfectionist, I wake up every morning wanting to do things even better, the management team at Hopkins Homes allows me to do this through support for my decisions and their ability to attract and retain talented employees and contractors.”

Marcus Armitage, Production Director at Hopkins Homes, said: “Bogdan is a highly experienced and dedicated site manager. He constantly strives to improve site processes and motivate his team to deliver homes to be proud of.

“We’re delighted that his efforts have been recognised with such a prestigious award and are sure that his example will continue to inspire trainee site managers across the company.”

Bogdan will go forward to the Supreme Awards which will be presented early next year. Site Managers at Hopkins Homes have now received over 30 NHBC awards, including six Seal of Excellence awards.