Senior site manager in Cardiff celebrates third win at NHBC Pride in the Job Quality Awards

Leading partnerships developer Lovell is celebrating the third win of Cardiff-based senior site manager Geraint Thomas at this year’s NHBC (National House Building Council) Pride in the Job Quality Awards.

Geraint Thomas has been selected from a field of more than 8,000 UK site mangers and is one of 443 to be awarded the accolade for their work. Geraint has now received three Quality Awards, after also winning in 2020 and 2022.

As the most highly regarded competition in the industry, the Pride in the Job Awards celebrate site managers who have achieved the very highest standards in house building, ensuring high-quality homes are delivered on time, on safe sites and to exacting construction standards.

The judging process for these awards began in July 2022, and each site manager was evaluated on their consistency, attention to detail, technical expertise, leadership, interpretation of drawings and specification, and health and safety skills.

Geraint works as a senior site manager at the popular The Mill development in Canton, Cardiff, which is Wales’ largest regeneration project and providing a total of 800 mixed-tenure homes. The final phase of the affordable homes programme is well underway, which will see a further 154 affordable properties delivered for rent through Tirion Homes and Cadwyn, as well as five retail units.

Geraint said: “Following my time at The Mill since joining the company in 2019, I have had the best support from Lovell, and the technical and commercial teams have been on point.

“The final phase of The Mill has been the most challenging and rewarding, as it consists of a mixture of 105 high rise apartments, 49 homes and five retail units. I couldn’t have done any of this on my own, the construction team around me are phenomenal and each have contributed by bringing their experiences to the table. This has been a major part in the success of The Mill.”

James Duffett, regional managing director at Lovell, said: “I am exceptionally proud that our incredible senior site manager Geraint has been chosen as a Pride in the Job Quality Award winner for the third time.

“For Geraint to receive this honour once again is a huge testament to his skill and commitment to building high-quality new homes that people can feel proud to call home. This is the most valued industry accolade a site manager can achieve, and I wish Geraint the best of luck in the next stage of completion.”

Commenting on the awards, Steve Wood, CEO at NHBC said: “Congratulations to all the winners who should feel proud to have received a Pride in the Job Award. Pride in the Job is firmly at the heart of NHBC’s mission to raise standards in the housing industry. It is important we recognise the vital role site managers play in ensuring new homes are delivered on time, on safe sites and to exacting construction quality standards. This accolade recognises the best site managers across the UK and celebrates how much Geraint has inspired their team by going the extra mile to deliver homes of the highest quality.”

Pride in the Job Quality Awards winners will now go on to compete for Seal of Excellence and Regional Awards, which will be announced in autumn. The national Supreme Awards will then be revealed in January 2024.

The Mill includes 358 homes for open market sale by Lovell, which have now sold out, and 442 homes for rent – which will be managed by Cadwyn Housing Association – for Tirion Homes. The scheme is going ahead with the support of the Welsh Government and financial backing from the Principality Building Society, and is being developed by Tirion Homes in partnership with Lovell. For more details, visit

Lovell is a leading provider of partnership housing, and has been building communities for over 50 years. For more information, visit

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