Pride in the Job 2021 Quality Awards: Spotlight on Taylor Wimpey's Jade Taylor

Jade Taylor in high visibility jacket and hardhat - portrait angle photo

From a field of more than 10,000, 450 site managers have won a Quality Award in the first round of NHBC’s Pride in the Job Awards 2021. This represents the top 5% of those who entered and is testament to their commitment to deliver quality homes for their customers.

Pride in the Job, first launched over forty years ago, is the most highly regarded competition in the house-building industry. Judging for the awards is rigorous, with the current competition beginning in July 2020 and each site manager assessed across six key areas: consistency, attention to detail, leadership, interpretation of drawings and specifications, technical expertise, and health and safety.

One of the winners this year was 33 year old Jade Taylor, who has been working for Taylor Wimpey for almost four years, where she started off as an Assistant Site Manager and over the years has worked her way up to become Site Manager in early 2020.

Commenting on becoming a Pride in the Job award winner and the only female winner at Taylor Wimpey, Jade said: “I am absolutely over the moon to have won this award and really proud of the team for what we have achieved. 

“The NHBC Pride in the Job award has a big part to play in raising the standard of new build homes and has really pushed us to look for better ways of achieving this. 

“I will be walking around with my head held high and having pride in the great homes we are building for our customers.”

Taylor Wimpey’s Lygon Green site is situated in the small village of Kempsey, to the south of Worcester. The development has recently sold out and has welcomed many new residents to what is now a growing and friendly community.

Pride in the Job is at the heart of NHBC’s core purpose to support the delivery of high-quality new homes. By recognising the very best site managers across the UK, the competition celebrates the vital role that site managers play in ensuring new homes are delivered on time, on safe sites and to exacting construction quality standards.

The competition has three categories for different sized businesses: small, medium and large house builders, plus a multi-storey category for site managers working on projects of five storeys or more.

The Quality Award winners will go on to compete for Seal of Excellence and Regional Awards in the autumn, with the national, Supreme Award winners unveiled in January 2022.