A PEMBROKE builder has been named as one of the best in his trade in the UK.

Michael Thomas of South Meadow Homes Ltd was honoured for his dedication to building homes of exceptional quality before an audience of before an audience of over 400 in the second round of the annual NHBC Pride in the Job Awards for his site in Pembroke.

Now in its 37th year, Pride in the Job, organised by NHBC, the UK’s leading new home warranty insurance provider, is the most highly regarded competition in the house-building industry dedicated to recognising site managers who achieve the highest standards in house building.

Michael was selected from more than 16,000 UK site managers, and was one of three to be recognised at a ceremony held at Cardiff City Hall.

Paul Edwards, NHBC regional director said: “Every year, the NHBC Pride in the Job Awards give us the chance to recognise the dedication of the UK top site managers and their commitment to new home quality.

“Last year NHBC registered over 4,500 new homes in Wales, it is site managers like Michael who play an important role in delivering these, whilst pushing up the standards of new homes, through their persistence, passion and a commitment to build homes of the highest quality for their customers and we wish them all the success in the future.”