A site manager overseeing the construction of new homes in the North-East has secured his third consecutive top industry award.

Mark Sinclair (43) is one of just 17 site managers in the North-East region to achieve a Seal of Excellence in this year’s National House Building Council (NHBC) Pride in the Job Awards, in recognition of his work at Bellway’s Medburn Manor development in Medburn.

Mark’s win was announced at the NHBC’s North East regional awards ceremony, which was streamed virtually due to Covid-19 restrictions. The Seal of Excellence Award follows on from Mark’s Pride in the Job Quality Award win in June.

This is the third year running that Mark has won a Seal of Excellence – considered to be among the most prestigious accolades within the housebuilding industry and given to only a small number of site managers who provide new homes of outstanding quality.

He said: "It has been a particularly challenging year for builders everywhere, so when I heard my name being announced on Friday it was a massive surprise.

“This year I really wasn’t expecting to win due to the challenges we’ve had to face and overcome as a team.

“I’ve been working with the same team for almost four years now, and we have all formed close friendships and understand each other well. It is our teamwork which has enabled us to continue building the best homes and providing the best service that we can."