Site Manager Awards

At LABC Warranty we recognise the dedication and commitment it takes to deliver quality sites. Each year, site managers are rewarded for their outstanding contribution to construction with our regional and national Site Manager Awards.

Recognising site managers who go above and beyond

Site managers play a pivotal role in the success of any development and quite often it’s the professional relationship between them and our surveyors that helps to make a site a success. Through our partnership with Local Authority Building Control (LABC), our LABC Warranty Site Manager Award is a special category featured at the LABC Building Excellence Awards.


Matthew Hall - JG Hale Construction

Matthew was the Site Manager at Treberth Crescent, the JG Hale Construction Ltd site in Newport, South Wales. Treberth Crescent consists of 45 later living homes and a community hub for housing provider Pobl. 

Matthew Hall - JG Hale Construction - Site Manager of the Year winner 2021

Meet our 2021 Regional Site Manager Winners

Who are they and what have they been building?

Use our interactive map to meet the Site Managers who were in the running for the overall Site Manager of the Year Award in 2021.

Meet our regional winners

You can also find a list of our Highly Commended Site Managers for each region here.


What you need to know about The Site Manager Awards

The nomination process

Stage 1: LABC Warranty risk management surveyors put forward site managers for this award and each entry is verified by our judges.

Stage 2: The best site managers are chosen and presented with the Site Manager Award in each region. Each regional winner qualifies for the national Site Manager Award.

Stage 3: The National Site Manager of the Year award winner is chosen and announced at the LABC Building Excellence Awards Grand Finals.

How to get nominated

LABC Warranty Risk Management Surveyors are responsible for entering site managers for this award, so you don’t have to do anything.

For a site manager to be considered for nomination, they must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have a minimum of 3 units on site
  • At least one unit past the second fix stage available at the time of judging
  • Where there are one or more site managers responsible for a development, both can be considered for nomination
  • A site manager who has won in two consecutive years will not be eligible for a nomination the following year.


Each entry put forward by LABC Warranty surveyors are verified by our judges and only the best site managers in each region are nominated for a LABC Warranty Site Manager Award.

How is a site manager scored?

During the warranty site inspection visits, LABC Warranty risk management surveyors rate the site manager across the following stages of construction:

  • Foundations (excavation)
  • Superstructure (external fabric/cladding, cavities, DPC's and insulation, intermediate floors, lintels, beams and other structural elements, fire precautions)
  • Roof (framing, coverings, flashing and gutters)
  • First fix (window and doors, floor decking and stairs, services - electrical, plumbing, non-loadbearing walls - including service penetrations, communal areas for flats)
  • Second fix, third fix, complete (plumbing services including equipment, electrical services including equipment, joinery, plastering and dry lining to walls and ceilings, fire safety)
  • External works (footpaths, driveway and hardstanding, retaining walls and free standing walls)
  • Health and safety (welfare facilities, protection of work in progress, walkways, protection from falling)
  • Site tidiness (storage and protection of materials, and waste control)
  • Standard of site management (is the site manager responsive, professional, knowledgeable?)
  • Marketing on site (LABC Warranty branded site materials, e.g. flags)


Download our Good Practice Guide to understand what our surveyors look for whilst on site and guidance on how to implement our best practices, to help you deliver a quality development.

Tom Wilkinson - Esh Group

"I have worked in site management for over 30 years and at Esh Construction for 17 years. I have always been considered good at my job but to receive this award is a much appreciated pat on the back."

North East regional winner 2021

Tom Wilkinson, Esh Construction
Matthew Hall_South West and South Wales

"I was absolutely over the moon to find out that I had won the LABC Warranty Site Manager of the Year award. A lot of effort goes into the development, so it’s a great feeling to be recognised."

Site Manager of the Year 2021  (South West and South Wales Region)

Matthew Hall, JG Hale Construction
Richard Watson_West Midlands & Wales (W) resize

"For the business, it's great news. It means Morris Homes is up for another award and it reflects so well on the regional team, the managing director and the construction director. I thanked all my site team personally because it has been a terrific team effort."

West Midlands & Wales regional winner 2021

Richard Watson, Morris Homes
Andrew Worthington_North West (W) resize

"I am overwhelmed and really happy that all the team's hard work and efforts has been recognised. For me, I am proud and delighted to receive a LABC Warranty award and for being recognised for building quality homes."

North West regional winner 2021

Andrew Worthington, Bloor Homes