Pride in the Job Quality Awards

June 2023

a man in a suit at the nhbc pij quality awards smiling

Padraig Venney, Regional Director at NHBC considers the importance of quality and the vital role Pride in the Job plays in raising house building standards. 

Why Pride in the Job?

Established in 1981, Pride in the Job remains fundamental to NHBC’s mission to raise standards in house building. This prestigious competition engages and inspires site managers and their teams to deliver the highest-quality homes. It is the one that all site managers want to win, allowing them to make their mark on the industry. Pride in the Job is also accessible, as every site manager with a site registered for an NHBC Buildmark warranty is automatically entered. The competition covers England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man, and is open to businesses of all sizes with no fee or entry forms to complete.

Inspiring excellence

As well as the friendly competition between site managers which encourages them to focus on quality, it also nurtures new and interesting perspectives on how the house-building industry does things, leading to innovations, developments in practices and small enhancements. Over time these are all shared and help to set the new improved standard.

Padraig said: ‘It is important not to underestimate the long-lasting impact these awards can have and the ways in which this industry continues to benefit from the shared knowledge, skills and continuous improvement they help to cultivate.’

How Pride in The Job works

Pride in the Job is well-established and highly regarded in the house-building industry and is the most notable benchmark for exceptional site managers. That is why the winners are subject to a robust judging process. For the initial nominations sites are judged by the local NHBC building inspector and their inspection manager. The local NHBC regional director and an inspection manager then narrow these nominations down to select the Quality Award winners. At the Seal of Excellence and Regional Awards level the local regional director, an additional regional director and an external, independent judge will inspect the sites. And for the Supreme Awards two regional directors and an external, independent judge will determine the ultimate winners.

High hopes for high-rise

The house-building industry is constantly looking to adapt and evolve to meet the new challenges it faces and Pride in the Job is no different, which is why 2023 is the right time to introduce a new award. Together with the existing categories of small builder, medium builder, large builder and multi-storey, there will now be a new fifth category: high-rise.

The importance of Pride in The Job

Pride in the Job is a well-known and highly respected competition across the UK but in Northern Ireland, in particular, it has become a key event and offers those who attend the chance to not only be recognised for their year-round hard work, but also provides a rare opportunity to network, collaborate and celebrate the achievements of this unique community.

Padraig said ‘Pride in the Job is not only a wonderful event enjoyed by all who attend, it is also an essential way to help drive improvement in build quality and raise standards.'

That is why, whether it is a Quality Award, a Seal of Excellence or even achieving a coveted Supreme Award, Pride in the Job is the competition that all site managers want to win because these awards recognise their ongoing commitment to quality, their diligence and the legacy they leave behind by delivering desirable high-quality new homes.’

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