McCarthy & Stone Triumphs with Pride

05 August 2013

McCarthy & Stone - Later Life. Greater Life, Pride in the job winners

McCarthy & Stone site manager, Keith Julier, is celebrating after scooping a prestigious award for demonstrating outstanding levels of ‘Pride in the Job’.

Having been selected from more than 13,000 entries, Keith was awarded the coveted accolade from the National House-building Council (NHBC) for a second year running after displaying exemplary levels in site management skills at McCarthy & Stone’s Peel Court development in Welwyn Garden City.

The Pride in the Job quality awards are run as part of the NHBC campaign to reward the best site managers in the UK, and are only awarded after a year of strict judging, including spot checks on the day-to-day running of the sites and each candidate being assessed across 38 areas of site management.

Nigel Sibley, Regional Managing Director for McCarthy & Stone commented: “At McCarthy & Stone we are particularly proud of our developments and the high-quality build that our customers have come to expect from us. Keith is an excellent example of a site manager who takes that ideal and makes it a reality. We could not be happier that his commitment and dedication has been recognised in this way.”

Keith, who has been with McCarthy & Stone for 11 years, will now go forward to a regional competition this Autumn, where he could be in line to win a Seal of Excellence or regional award.

Steve Catt, Regional Director for NHBC, the UK’s leading standards setter and warranty provider for new UK homes, said: “Winning a Pride in the Job Quality Award is a major achievement for any site manager. Keith is at the top of the game, ensuring that the homes created are of the highest standards and he can be truly proud of this accolade.

“For over three decades, Pride in the Job has been a foundation of NHBC’s work to improve housing standards, encouraging best practice on site. The homes our Quality Award winners have built are without doubt among the best in the UK.”

Ideally situated on College Way within close proximity of the town’s high street and the train station, Peel Court comprises 59 one and two bedroom age-exclusive apartments. Each property is stylishly designed to offer the independence of retaining home ownership while living in a low-maintenance apartment specifically created for those aged 70 and over. Prices start at £249,950.

Specialist features  include 24 hour emergency call points, electrical sockets at a raised height to reduce bending, illuminated light switches, a camera entry system, intruder alarm and easy grip lever taps in both the bathroom and kitchen - all of which come as standard throughout all McCarthy & Stone properties. Assisted Living at Peel Court also offers a table service restaurant providing hot meals 365 days a year, and a helping hand through flexible care and support packages, including domestic assistance, that make life that little bit easier.

In addition to offering age exclusive apartments, McCarthy & Stone also provides a range of financial services, including a pension annuity service, equity release, legal services and guaranteed funeral plans.


Anyone wanting to find out more about the properties available at Peel Court is invited to contact McCarthy & Stone now on 0800 201 4743 to register their interest.  



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Eve Parkin
Haslimann Taylor PR
0121 265 7070 / 07825 382 343