Weston Homes were proud winners at the What House? Awards 2015 claiming the accolade of ‘Best Medium Housebuilder’ of the year Bronze award, with all of the continuous hard work of the entire Weston Homes team being recognised by the WhatHouse? judges.
Actor, author and comedian David Walliams presented the prize at the event; the largest and most prestigious awards event in UK housebuilding, now in its 34th year.
WhatHouse? officials commented: "Weston Homes never fails to deliver and never stands still under the stewardship of Bob Weston, who founded the company in 1987.
"Weston certainly does variety in its portfolio, from traditional brick to steel and glass, with plenty of restorative projects on listed buildings in between.
"Weston knows it is not just about building homes, but building communities, giving added value in terms of not just amenity, but social. Enhance an area and the wellbeing of the residents, don't just profit from it. The testimonials from Weston buyers speak volumes.
"The company has always been a trailblazer when it comes to charity work, be it supporting children or the armed forces. Weston is certianly growing, significantly adding to its workforce as well as its sites, having secured £120m of bank financing to expand its regional reach.
"The Essex-based housebuilder is looking to double in size over the next three years. Weston, selling 735 homes last year, has a projected turnover for 2015 of around £200m.
"Weston is a brownfield specialist with a progressive sustainability agenda. One of its customer care initiatives is to assign each purchaser with a dedicated customer care assistant. Staff training is another strength, while Weston also runs a Career Start scheme for school-leavers, as well as a management trainee scheme.
"This year saw the opening of Weston's corporate suite in Portman Square, London, W1, bringing its quality brand to the heart of the West End where dealmakers meet."
The WhatHouse? Awards, year-on-year the biggest event in the housebuilding industry, broke its own record this year with over 1,700 senior figures from the new homes industry attending the Gala Luncheon in the five-star hotel’s Great Room.
“It’s the day the new homes flag flies highest,” said Rupert Bates, host of the Awards and editorial director of new homes portal whathouse.com. “The standards achieved by the winners get more impressive every year, and our panel of independent judges had to work hard to pick the very best from hundreds of entries.
“We would like to thank all the housebuilders, suppliers and other industry colleagues who have once again supported this great event. Special thanks to the Awards sponsors and judges and congratulations to the winners and everyone who entered and attended today’s ceremony.”