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Wainhomes Site Managers pick up NHBC’s Pride in the Job Awards

NHBC, the UK’s leading new homes warranty and insurance provider, has announced this year’s winners of its flagship Pride in the Job Awards and we're pleased to announce two of our Site Managers have been awarded with the accolade.


Mike Harris from Wainhomes’ Seven Valley region was recognised for his Lister Gardens development in Dursley and Mike Pelling received the award for his efforts at Tamar Meadows in Gunnislake in Wainhomes’ South West region. Both have been handed the Quality Award within the South West, which recognises those who have achieved the very highest standards in house building across the UK, with Mike Pelling accepting the award for the third consecutive year, demonstrating a consistently high standard.


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.


Speaking on his award win, Mike Harris said: “It’s certainly been testing times in the UK over the past 12 months, however I’m proud of what the team has achieved to date at Lister Gardens despite the challenges we have faced. We work hard to ensure our customers receive the quality experience they deserve, so I’m very proud to be accepting this award.”


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.

Mike Pelling added: “Building in a rural setting within an area of outstanding natural beauty brings with it its own challenges, however after three years Tamar Meadows is looking fantastic, and I’m thrilled to have received the NHBC Pride in the Job award for this site for the third year running.”

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. 

Commenting on the awards, NHBC Chief Executive Steve Wood said: “Pride in the Job has been pivotal in improving the quality of new homes for more than 40 years. Despite the numerous challenges the industry has faced, the very best site managers of 2021 have remained focused on delivering high quality new homes for their customers. 

“At NHBC we are very proud of Pride in the Job, what it stands for and the impact it has across the sector. Pride in the Job winning sites have higher levels of homeowner satisfaction as these homes are among the very best in the country.

“Congratulations to all the 2021 Pride in the Job Quality Award winners – be proud of what you are building and the standards you are setting.”


For the full list of winners, visit: https://www.nhbc.co.uk/awards-and-events/pride-in-the-job/2021-awards

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