NHBC Pride in the Job Awards: Unprecedented Success for McCarthy & Stone

29 June 2017

The UK’s leading retirement housebuilder, McCarthy and Stone is celebrating after 15 site managers picked up the coveted Pride in the Job Quality Award from the National House Builders’ Council (NHBC).

This year’s result is unprecedented for McCarthy and Stone – which celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2017 – as it is the largest number of awards ever received by the company. It also marks a 50% increase in the number of awards the company won last year, and is the highest number of awards of any listed UK housebuilder in relation to their legal completions.

For over 35 years, the NHBC Pride in the Job Awards have been recognising 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 site managers have been selected as winners at this stage, from around 16,000 entrants. All of the successful site managers will be invited to regional awards ceremonies in the autumn, and they will also go on to compete for NHBC Seal of Excellence and Regional Awards.

Clive Fenton, Chief Executive Officer for McCarthy and Stone, said: “Being named as a Pride in the Job Quality Award winner is a huge accomplishment, and only the most exceptional professionals receive such an accolade. This year’s success is testament to our site managers’ commitment to delivering the highest standards, from the start to finish of the construction process. My congratulations go to our 15 award winners for such deserved recognition from the NHBC for their hard work and professionalism.”

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 many areas, including technical knowledge, consistency in the build process, leadership, and organisational skills. Only those who demonstrate exceptional standards and outstanding quality are presented with an award.

Neil Jefferson, NHBC Managing Director, said: “Congratulations to all the 2017 Quality Award winners - the strength of this year’s entries coupled with the judges’ long and hard deliberations over selecting around 450 winners from more than 16,000 site managers should give great pride to them all and their teams. Every year, the NHBC Pride in the Job Awards give us the chance to celebrate the efforts site managers go to promoting continuous improvement in the quality of new homes, year on year, for homeowners and their families to enjoy.“

As it celebrates its 40th anniversary year, retirement housebuilder McCarthy & Stone is mid-way through a four year programme to invest £2.5 billion in high-quality new developments. This is the largest investment of its kind by any company in the UK, and it will help McCarthy and Stone to meet its medium term objective of building and selling more than 3,000 retirement units per annum.

McCarthy and Stone’s success in the Pride in the Job Quality Awards follows the recent HBF Customer Satisfaction Survey, which confirmed it had achieved the full five star customer service satisfaction rating for a twelfth consecutive year. McCarthy and Stone is the only UK housebuilder, of any size or type, to achieve this accolade for 12 consecutive years, which is every year the awards have been run.

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