Site managers take great Pride in the Job

Pride in the Job 2014 Supreme Winners

Industry News,New Homes

Site managers take great Pride in the Job

by on Tuesday 23 June, 2015 in Industry News,New Homes


The home-building industry’s equivalent of the Oscars is NHBC’s Pride in the Job competition. Running for 35 years, the Pride in the Job Awards recognise the unique personal contribution site managers make in the creation of UK homes of outstanding quality.

Pride in the Job – the ultimate accolade

Every year thousands of site managers (circa 15,000 in 2015) are judged for the quality of construction and finish on new home development sites at every stage of the build process. They must also demonstrate excellent leadership, technical expertise, robust health and safety processes and a certain ‘X’ factor to set them apart from the competition.

Winning a Pride in the Job Supreme Award is the ultimate accolade – only five are awarded each year – and for many of the winning site managers it’s the pinnacle of their career, like “reaching the holy grail” according to one former winner!

Competition categories and stages

The competition is divided into five catgeories, determined by the size of the business the site manager works for. All site managers building homes registered for NHBC Buildmark warranty cover are included, whether they work for builders developing a single home or a large multi-national working on a complex high-rise development.

There are four levels of award to be won:

  • Quality Awards and Single Home Commendations
  • Seal of Excellence
  • Regional Award
  • Supreme Award

Winners in Pride in the Job 2015

NHBC recently announced the first round winners in the 2015 competition. From an initial pool of 15,000 site managers, 450 were chosen to receive a Quality Award or Single Home Commendation. Have a look here to see which developments in your area have been recognised for great quality and workmanship.

When announcing these first round winners, Mike Quinton, Chief Executive of NHBC, said:

“For 35 years, our Pride in the Job Awards have played a pivotal role in NHBC’s work to raise standards across the industry through the celebration and sharing of best practice. Put simply, site managers that win an award are creating houses of an outstandingly high standard.

“A Pride in the Job award is the highest industry accolade a site manager can receive. It represents success for the site manager, his team and associated trades as well providing a reputational boost for the building company. Most importantly, homeowners who buy a Pride in the Job award-winning home benefit from a high quality product.

“It’s no surprise that Pride in the Job winning sites also have higher levels of customer satisfaction as these homes are without doubt among the best the UK has to offer.”

These first round winners have excelled in a comprehensive year-long judging process, assessed against stringent criteria defined by NHBC’s Technical Standards for building new homes; they now go forward to compete to win Seals of Excellence and Regional titles which will be revealed in the autumn.

The regional champions will then go forward to contest the national Supreme Winner title in their category at the Pride in the Job Gala Final, taking place in London in January.

> Pride in the Job 2015 First Round Winners

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