Churchill Retirement Living site manager crowned UK champion

Local resident Chris Binton, 46, site manager for Churchill Retirement Living, was awarded a top accolade in the National House Building Council’s ‘Pride in the Job’ gala on Friday January 17.

Chris was one of five site managers out of 15,000 to scoop the UK’s ‘Supreme Site Managers of the Year’.

Comedian Al Murray a.k.a. ‘The Pub Landlord’ presented Chris with his award at the black-tie event in London.

Chris started work in the building industry 29 years ago as a labourer and bricklayer and he has worked for Churchill Retirement Living since the company’s set up 20 years ago, initially as a labourer and then later as a Site Manager. He has been an integral part of the company and this award win is the first of the company’s 20th anniversary celebrations.

He was rewarded for achieving the highest standards in all aspects of house-building, taking pride in everything from the well being of his team to the satisfaction of new homeowners as well as quality craftsmanship, judged at every build stage. Chris said: “I get great job satisfaction on producing high quality developments. This award shows that myself and my team work to very high standards.”

Spencer McCarthy, Chairman and Group Managing Director of Churchill Retirement Living, explains why the Pride in the Job awards are so important. He said: “This is a fantastic accolade for Chris and we are very proud of him. Throughout his time with Churchill Retirement Living he has developed into an exceptional site manager and mentor to his team members who continually create fantastic living environments for our customers, providing peace of mind.”

Mike Quinton, National House Building Council’s chief executive, congratulated Chris on his win. He said: “Chris should be incredibly proud of his achievement which puts him in the top fraction of one percent of his profession. It proves that the homes Chris produces are of an exceptional standard.”

The awards have been run by the National House-Building Council for more than three decades and have been instrumental in driving up standards in new home construction.