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Pride in the Job:
Judging timeline

The dates you need to know

Pride in the Job judging timeline

Our Building Inspectors, Inspection Managers and Regional Directors, with assistance from external judges, apply a meticulous judging process to thousands of active sites across the UK.

They mark site managers at each stage of the build, considering their overall organisation and management skills.

Judging for each Pride in the Job competition takes around 18 months from the start of the competition right through to the following Spring.

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From July to December, NHBC inspectors assess potential winners during their routine key stage inspections. They complete final marking sheets in December.

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Between January and May, NHBC Inspection Managers and Regional Directors undertake verification and moderation processes to decide the winners of the Quality Awards.

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In June, the Quality Award winners are announced and invited to one of the 11 Regional Award events.

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June to August is the Seal of Excellence and Regional Awards judging period. At this stage, the judging team comprises the local Regional Director, another Regional Director and an external judge.

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We announce the Seal of Excellence and Regional Award winners at the Regional Award events in Autumn. The Regional Award winners will go forward to compete for the Supreme Awards.

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A judging visit by an independent judging panel takes place in October and November to determine the winners and runners-up of the Supreme Awards which are announced at the Pride in the Job Gala event the following January.