A Bolton site manager has been honoured as a “worthy winner” of an award for the 12th time in his career.

Gavin Flannery was awarded the National House Building Council Pride in the Job Award most recently for his work on The Fairways development.

The Westhoughton man has worked for Bellway Manchester for the last six years here he impressed judges with his on-site management.

Mr Flannery said: “Winning the Pride in the Job award is a fantastic feeling. 

“I have won the award 12 times now, the last being in 2021, but it means just as much to me every time; that feeling of pride never fades. 

The Bolton News: Gavin Flannery at the Royal Bowland Park developmentGavin Flannery at the Royal Bowland Park development (Image: Philosophy PR)

“It’s a great accolade to receive and shows that by giving 110 per cent commitment all day, every day, does eventually pay off. 

“I’m delighted with this achievement both for me and my team.”

The Pride in the Job award has existed for the last 40 years and is said to be one of the most highly regarded accolades in the housebuilding industry which is highly prized by site managers all around the country.

Mr Flannery has most recently been working on the Royal Bowland Park on the Fairways, a plan to build a range of three and four bedroom homes at the Westhoughton site, which developers say has already attracted interest from buyers.

The company says that Mr Flannery has been instrumental to their work on the site and that judges were impressed by his “exacting standards and commitment.”

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He was chosen for the award after a judging process that the company says covered key areas of the construction process including quality of workmanship, technical expertise, health and safety, management and leadership.

They say that after a rigorous process, site managers must score highly in all areas to win.

Royal Bowland Park head of construction Tom Chadwick said: “Gavin continuously works hard and his meticulous approach combined with his attention to detail is second to none. 

“No stranger to receiving the Pride in the Job award, having won 12 times before, Gavin has excelled yet again at Royal Bowland Park and is a worthy winner.”