A SITE manager in North Devon has won a prestigious award for building exceptional homes.

Andy Smith, of Devonshire Homes Ltd, has got through the first round of judging in the annual NHBC (National House-Building Council) Pride in the Job Awards.

He is now shortlisted for a regional title for the Northam Height development in Northam.

Mr Smith joins a group of 450 site managers shortlisted from more than 13,000 across the UK.

Isabel Hudson, Executive Chairman of NHBC, said: “I congratulate Andy for his win. Anyone gaining an award against such strong competition can be very proud of their achievement, and the homes they have built should be among the best homes in the UK.”

The regional winners will be announced during a ceremony in the Autumn.