STEVE Usher has been promoted to senior site manager at the Hewenden Ridge housing development in Cullingworth.

His promotion is among 11 made this summer by Barratt Developments Yorkshire West.

The appointments by the company, which includes both the Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes brands, are designed to further strengthen its technical and construction teams.

Mr Usher recently received a Pride in the Job Quality Award, in recognition of his work at Hewenden Ridge.

Ian Ruthven, managing director at Barratt Developments Yorkshire West, said: “We are committed to developing our employees to help them achieve their full potential and the promotion of 11 members of the team indicates that. They have all worked incredibly hard and gone from strength to strength.”