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NHBC Pride in the JobThe ultimate accolade honouring the UK’s top performing site managers, the 2011 Pride in the Job Quality Awards recognise an outstanding level of achievement by winners and their site teams, who are a credit to their companies nationwide.

Recognised for their dedication in building high quality UK homes to meet the exacting needs of new-home buyers, the Pride in the Job (PIJ) Quality Award winners were shortlisted from over 13,000 UK managers working on sites registered with NHBC, the UK’s leading home warranty and insurance provider and standards setting body for new build homes. Competition for PIJ recognition is always intense, with just over 400 awards given this year to site managers all around the UK.

Announcing the PIJ 2011 Quality Award winners, NHBC Chief Executive, Imtiaz Farookhi, said:

“By adding a competitive element to house-building through the recognition of exceptional site managers, Pride in the Job promotes best practice in house-building, thereby continually bettering the construction quality of new homes, year on year, for homeowners and their families.

“Winning a PIJ award at any level has become an accolade well worth having, marking the recipient out as a top performer. All the shortlisted site managers have shown true diligence and commitment to producing the best quality homes possible. I wish them all the best of luck for NHBC’s regional events in the autumn, as we continue this year’s search for the UK’s best site manager.”

The only awards scheme to recognise the specific, significant contributions of site managers in new home construction, Pride in the Job has been instrumental in raising the build quality of new homes in the UK for over three decades, with NHBC registered house-builders now routinely striving for perfection in their work to ensure success. PIJ was created in 1981 by the then incumbent Chairman, Andrew Tait OBE, who died in March aged 88. Under Tait’s leadership, NHBC embarked on a historic drive to raise housing standards to protect homeowners.

Now in its 31st year, NHBC inspectors began judging developments for the current PIJ campaign 12 months ago, assessing managers against 38 stringent criteria. The QA winning site managers now progress to regional events in the autumn, hoping to win a Seal of Excellence or Regional title. Those topping their region in one of four builder-size categories will then progress to the Supreme Awards gala final in January, hoping to be crowned as a national winner during NHBC’s 75th anniversary year.

About NHBC

NHBC (National House-Building Council) is the leading warranty and insurance provider and standards setter for UK house-building for new and newly converted homes. As a non-profit distributing company, it reinvests all income in achieving its primary purpose; improving quality in housebuilding to protect homeowners.

NHBC marks its 75th anniversary in 2011, celebrating three quarters of a century of raising standards in UK house-building to protect homeowners.

Started in 1936 as the National House-Builders Registration Council, NHBC has worked consistently to raise the construction standards of new homes and provide protection for new homebuyers.

As the UK’s leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes, NHBC’s Buildmark warranty cover more than 80% of new homes built in the UK and currently protects approximately 1.7 million homjes.  Over the past 40 years, NHBC has protected more than 30% of existing homes in the UK.

There are approximately 20,000 house builders and developers on NHBC’s Register (known as registered builders or registered developers), who agree to comply with NHBC rules and standards when building new homes.

NHBC employs over 1,100 staff, including 280 building inspectors across the UK, who carry out and collect data on around one million inspections at key stages of home construction each year.  As well as inspectors, there are surveyors, engineers, energy assessors, health and safety, training, registration and claims staff, who all deliver NHBC’s key services to customers.

Find out more about the organization and the awards at www.nhbc.co.uk

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