Honoured for excellence – but what makes a winner?
Following the announcement of the first round of winning site managers in the annual Pride in the Job Awards organised by NHBC (National House-Building Council), Premier Construction takes an in-depth look at those honoured as the pride of the housebuilding sector.
Just over 400 individuals were recognised for their commitment 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 for builders registered with NHBC.
Given such intense competition – not to mention amid such challenging times, Premier Construction asks the question “What makes a winner?” and gives each triumphant site manager the opportunity to answer in his own words.
Amongst this years top answers were ‘Producing a quality product on a quality site’; ‘the ability to motivate and maintain both enthusiasm and high standards’ ‘having a good team behind you’ ‘exercising vigilance and being uncompromising’ ‘simply being proud of what you do’- and of course ‘sheer hard work!’
Announcing the PIJ 2011 Quality Award winners, NHBC Chief Executive, Imtiaz Farookhi, said: “Pride in the Job has been instrumental in raising the build quality of new homes in the UK for over three decades.
“By adding a competitive element to housebuilding through the recognition of exceptional site managers, Pride in the Job promotes best practice in housebuilding, thereby continually bettering the construction quality of new homes year on year for homeowners and their families.
The Quality Award 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.