High five for McCarthy & Stone - Outstanding build quality recognised with five NHBC Pride in the Job Awards

The UK’s leading developer and manager of retirement communities, McCarthy and Stone, is celebrating after five of its site managers picked up a coveted Pride in the Job Quality Award from the National House Builders’ Council (NHBC).

Now in its 40th year, the NHBC Pride in the Job Awards recognise site managers across the country who are at the top of their profession and are creating homes of an outstandingly high standard. A total of 450 have been selected at this stage, from more than 11,000 entrants. All of those who were successful will be invited to regional awards ceremonies in the autumn, and they will go on to compete for NHBC Seal of Excellence and Regional Awards.

Nigel Turner, Chief Operating Officer for Build, said: “The dedication and professionalism of our construction site managers ensures we continue to deliver retirement communities that consistently meet the highest quality standards and that we create the very best developments for our customers. All of those who have received this accolade from the NHBC have helped to continue McCarthy and Stone’s remarkable record of success with these awards, and my congratulations goes to them all.”

The judging process for the Pride in the Job Awards is extremely rigorous. As well as undergoing spot checks of the day-to-day running of their site, each site manager is assessed across 44 areas of site management, including technical knowledge, consistency in the build process, leadership, and organisational skills. Only those who demonstrate exceptional standards and outstanding quality receive an award. 

Commenting on the Awards, NHBC Chief Executive Steve Wood said: “Pride in the Job has been pivotal in improving the quality of new homes so it’s fantastic to be able to celebrate its 40th anniversary. Despite the numerous challenges the industry has faced in recent times, the very best site managers of 2020 have kept their focus on delivering high quality new homes for their customers. Congratulations to all the 2020 Quality Award winners – be proud of your incredible achievements!”

The company’s outstanding build quality is one of the reasons why it has achieved the full five star customer service satisfaction rating from the Home Builders Federation (HBF) for 15 consecutive years. It is the only UK developer, of any size or type, to achieve this accolade every year the awards have been run.

The five winners are:
Andy SampsonElizabeth Place, Market Harborough
Neil ListerHerriot Gardens, Sunderland
Gary NugentNeedler Hall, Hull
Paul ConductMonument Place, Salisbury
Gareth LewisPlas Elyrch, Abergavenny

The full list of winners can be found here.