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Site managers recognised for outstanding quality of new build homes

The first round of winning site managers in the annual Pride in the Job Awards organised by NHBC (National House-Building Council) has been announced today. They were recognised for their dedication in building high quality UK homes to meet the exacting needs of new-home buyers.

The Pride in the Job (PIJ) Quality Award winners were shortlisted from over 13,000 UK managers working on sites registered with NHBC, the UK's leading home warranty and insurance provider and standards setting body for new build homes. Competition for PIJ recognition is always intense, with just over 400 awards given this year to site managers all around the UK.

Announcing the PIJ 2011 Quality Award winners, NHBC Chief Executive, Imtiaz Farookhi, said:

"By adding a competitive element to housebuilding through the recognition of exceptional site managers, Pride in the Job promotes best practice in housebuilding, thereby continually bettering the construction quality of new homes year on year for homeowners and their families.

"Winning a PIJ award at any level has become an accolade well worth having, marking the recipient out as a top performer. All the shortlisted site managers have shown true diligence and commitment to producing the best quality homes possible. I wish them all the best of luck for NHBC's regional events in the autumn, as we continue this year's search for the UK's best site manager."

The only awards scheme recognising the specific and significant contributions of site managers in new home construction, Pride in the Job has been instrumental in raising the build quality of new homes in the UK for over three decades, with NHBC registered housebuilders now routinely striving for perfection in their work to ensure success. PIJ was created in 1981 by the then incumbent Chairman, Andrew Tait OBE, who died in March aged 88. Under Tait's leadership, NHBC embarked on a historic drive to raise housing standards to protect homeowners.

Now in its 31st year, NHBC inspectors began judging developments for the current PIJ campaign twelve months ago, assessing managers against 38 stringent criteria. The QA winning site managers now progress to regional events in the autumn, hoping to win a Seal of Excellence or Regional title. Those topping their region in one of four builder-size categories will then progress to the Supreme Awards gala final in January, hoping to be crowned as a national winner during NHBC's 75th anniversary year.

More information and full list of Quality Award winners.

News Date: 20/06/11