NHBC honours best of the best in house building

28 January 2020

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NHBC, the UK’s leading new home warranty and insurance provider, has announced the Supreme winners of its flagship Pride in the Job awards.

With around 80 per cent of all new homes in the UK covered by its Buildmark warranty, and a wealth of technical expertise gathered since its foundation in 1936, NHBC is uniquely positioned to help builders improve the construction quality of the homes they build.

NHBC launched the first Pride in the Job competition in 1981; the aim then, as today, was to seek out and reward the best performing site managers building homes across the whole of the UK. Today, as the awards marks its 39th year, they have become the most highly regarded competition in the house-building industry. Site managers across the industry aspire to win and are inspired by their award-winning peers.

These awards play a pivotal role in NHBC’s drive to give consumers confidence in the quality of new-build homes. Having won their way through three previous stages of the awards in 2019 they were assessed across six key areas: consistency, attention to detail, leadership, interpretation of drawings and specifications, technical expertise and health and safety.

The winners, decided by a panel of expert external judges, are:

  • Richard Morrow from Vaughan Developments Ltd won the Small Builder category for Hilltops, Lisburn.
  • Stephen Walker from C G Fry & Son Ltd was named as the Medium Builder category winner for his site in North East Quadrant, Dorchester.
  • Mark Foley from CALA Evans Restoration Limited took the Multi-storey title for managing Donaldsons, Edinburgh.
  • Mark Summersgill from David Wilson Homes North East was crowned the Large Builder category winner for his management of the Grey Towers Village in Nunthorpe.

Steve Wood, NHBC Chief Executive, said:

“Through Pride in the Job, NHBC has been celebrating the best of the best in house building for almost 40 years. There is no doubt that these awards have been instrumental in driving up the quality of new homes and results show that Pride in the Job winning sites have higher levels of customer satisfaction.

“The final stage of this competition is tough, so to earn the highest accolade of Supreme winner ‘a site manager must have successfully managed a wide range of competing demands and challenges. Their determination and success in achieving excellence deserves recognition. More importantly, these site managers are creating high quality outstanding homes that their customers can have confidence in – they are building the future.”

In addition to announcing the Supreme Award winners, four runners-up were also unveiled.  The runners-up were:

  • Small Builder category:  Craig Wilson from Lattimer Homes for the Blencogo development in Wigton
  • Medium Builder category: Stuart Gillespie from Mactaggart & Mickel Homes Ltd for Greenan Views in Ayr
  • Multi-storey category: Terry Arnold from Ballymore for Wardian London
  • Large Builder category: Andrew Halladay from Miller Homes North West for the Croston Meadow development in Leyland

For the full list of winners please visit NHBC Pride In the Job - 2019 Winners.