Pride in the Job judging process Fair, transparent and independent
Pride in the Job is fair, transparent and consistent. All the judges, including the independent panel, use the same comprehensive marking sheet, scoring site managers against 37 pre-set criteria.
The same judging rules apply to all categories and at all stages of the competition, ensuring clarity and equality for all entrants.
Judging the early rounds
There are robust processes for moderating and verifying scores at all stages of the competition. Quality Awards are selected by NHBC Building Inspectors and Inspection Managers. Seals of Excellence are chosen by Regional Directors with Regional Awards decided by the Regional Directors and the independent panel.
Independent judging panel
The Supreme Award judging panel has two independent, expert judges and is chaired by Richard Hartshorn, NHBC Regional Director. This panel visits every Regional Award-winning site to select the ultimate Supreme winners. Between them, the judges have over 125 years' experience to draw upon.
Meet the judges
Richard Hartshorn - NHBC Regional Director and Chair of the panel - Richard started his working life as a self-employed builder before joining NHBC in 1986 as a building inspector. He was appointed as a Regional Director in 2000. He has been involved with Pride in the Job for 26 years, and for the last 8 years has been chair of the judging panel.
Bob Jones - formerly Group Production Director for Bryant Homes, Bob began his career as a joiner. He has served on the supreme judging panel for several years.
Kevin Broughton - formerly Managing Director of Barratt East Midlands, Kevin's background is in quantity surveying. He says: "As a judging team we bring a balance of disciplines and experience and it's amazing, despite our differing backgrounds, how closely we all agree on our assessments."
What the judges are looking for
What does it take to be a winner?
The judging process begins in July each year and lasts 18 months. This ensures that site managers are assessed at every stage of the build.