Senior Project Manager Simon Bettridge (35) of Fernham Homes has been chosen to receive the coveted Pride in the Job Seal of Excellence Award, following on from his earlier Quality Awards win this summer, by the National House Building Council (NHBC). Simon has been acknowledged for his work at the Tonbridge-based housebuilder’s Ellesmere development in Hollingbourne.

The Pride in the Job Quality Awards only recognises sites which are run to the highest possible standards and are consistently delivering new homes of outstanding quality. Of those selected by the judges, only the very best will go on to receive a Seal of Excellence Award. This shows the commitment of Simon, as well as AB Canham (Fernham Homes’ sister company) who are the builders of these award-winning homes, to excellence in construction and making customer satisfaction a top priority.

Simon, who lives locally in Chatham, comments:

“It is an honour to be recognised for the work that we put in to make sure the homes at Ellesmere are of excellent quality. I’d like to thank the whole team that work tirelessly, we are very proud of the homes we deliver.”

This year, there were around 11,000 applicants and just 450 individuals were selected to receive Pride in the Job Quality Awards of which two came from AB Canham, demonstrating the housebuilder’s dedication to providing high-quality homes to local communities. Of these 450, just 14 Site Managers from the South East were awarded a Seal of Excellence.

Paul Rosbrook, Operations Director for Fernham Homes, added:

“For Simon to have not only won a Quality Award, but to go on to be selected for a Seal of Excellence Award is a real achievement, and shows just how hard our construction teams work to produce the very best homes for our customers. We are extremely proud and would like to congratulate Simon and his team at Ellesmere for their hard work.”

Founded in 1997 by Ian Fern and Michael Canham and later joined by David Masters, the company has been building homes throughout Kent for over 20 years. Fernham Homes is now marketing a range of distinctive developments in locations including Boughton Monchelsea, Hollingbourne, Greenhithe and Westerham, and has also recently launched an innovative bespoke homes scheme in Linton Hill, near Maidstone. The housebuilder hopes to achieve its ambitious growth plans and bring new sites into the business, across its Kent heartland, as well as in East Sussex and Greater London. This month, Fernham has also exchanged on a new site which will offer 45 new homes, including 18 affordable homes, in the village of Matfield, near Royal Tunbridge Wells.