Worthing Site Managers Secure National Pride in Job Awards

27 August 2019

Shaun Simmonds and Gary Pullen, Senior Site Manager and Project Manager for McCarthy and Stone’s Neptune House and Triton House developments in Worthing, are celebrating after both picking up a coveted Pride in the Job Quality Award from the National House Builders’ Council (NHBC).

Now in its 39th year, the 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 standards.  A total of 450 have been selected as winners at this stage, from around 16,000 entrants, putting Shaun and Gary in the top three percent of UK site managers.

The judging process for the 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 over 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 are presented with an award.

Commenting on his awards success, Shaun Simmonds said: “At McCarthy and Stone, every last detail is considered throughout the build programme and I am proud to lead a construction team that shares a commitment to quality in every aspect of our work.  This ethos ensures that we work together to consistently deliver completed developments of the highest standards and it is fantastic that this has been recognised at an industry level.”

Gary Pullen said: “I’m really pleased to have won a Pride in the Job award. We’re really proud of Neptune House and Triton House, offering excellent options for local retirees. Being rewarded for the work you do and to be recognised for this is a great feeling.” 

A total of 10 McCarthy and Stone site managers have received a Pride in the Job Quality Award this year, continuing the company’s remarkable run of success in an important quality-driven awards sector.

Brendon O’Neill, Divisional Managing Director or for McCarthy and Stone South East, said: “The dedication and professionalism shown by our talented team of site managers ensures that our high quality retirement communities provide older people in Worthing and beyond with an option that enriches their later years in many ways.  I am delighted that Shaun and Gary have received this accolade from the NHBC and, they have helped to continue McCarthy and Stone’s remarkable record of success in an important quality-driven award sector.” 

Shaun, Gary and all the successful site managers from across the UK will be invited to regional awards ceremonies in the autumn.  They will also go on to compete for NHBC Seal of Excellence and Regional Awards.

Commenting on the Awards, NHBC Chief Executive Steve Wood, said: “Launched nearly 40 years ago, Pride in the Job has been instrumental in driving up the quality of new homes. Despite the challenges the industry has faced in recent times, this year’s winners have kept their focus on delivering high quality new homes for their customers. 

“A site manager’s role is undoubtedly one of the toughest in house building and their drive for excellence is very much at the heart of the competition. Receiving a Quality Award is a great achievement for any site manager. It’s no surprise that Pride in the Job winning sites have higher levels of customer satisfaction as these homes are without doubt among the best the UK has to offer.  Congratulations to all the 2019 Quality Award winners.”

McCarthy & Stone provides high-quality developments in central locations which are close to amenities, and which cater to all stages of retirement.  The company’s outstanding build quality is one of the reasons why  McCarthy and Stone had achieved the full five star customer service satisfaction rating from the Home Builders Federation (HBF) for a fourteenth consecutive year.  It is the only UK developer, of any size or type, to achieve this accolade every year the awards have been run.

For more information about Neptune House or Triton House, please call the sales team on 0800 201 4743 or visit www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk.

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