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Pride in the Job

19th June 2020

Pride in the Job 2020

Mike Hartnett has been recognised as achieving the very highest standards in housebuilding. This was awarded by the National House Building Council (NHBC) for the quality of homes produced at the MJH Hurstwood site in East Preston.

The NHBC is the UK’s leading new home warranty and insurance provider. Judgement for the awards is rigorous. Site Managers are assessed across six key areas: consistency, attention to detail, leadership, interpretation of drawings and specifications, technical expertise and health & safety. From a field of over 11,000, 450 UK site managers have won this award, representing the top 4% of entrants. The award is highly regarded in the house-building industry and so MJH are  obviously very proud.

Over four decades, Pride in the Job has been at the heart of NHBC’s core purpose to support the delivery of high-quality homes. By recognising the very best site managers across the UK, showcasing best practice and rewarding excellence, the competition celebrates the vital role that site managers play in ensuring new homes are delivered on time, on safe sites and to exacting construction quality standards.

Recent NHBC research has revealed a direct link between homeowner satisfaction on Pride in the Job award-winning sites compared to non award-winning sites. The Home Builders Federation Customer Satisfaction Survey results from 2015 to 2019 show that over 92% of homeowners on winning sites would recommend their builder, compared with 85% on non award-winning sites. This increases to 95% on regional award-winning sites.

Quality Award winners will now go on to compete for Seal of Excellence and Regional Awards that are planned to be announced at a series of virtual events in the autumn, with the Supreme award winners unveiled in January 2021.

Commenting on the Awards, NHBC Chief Executive Steve Wood said: “Pride in the Job has been pivotal in improving the quality of new homes so it’s fantastic to be able to celebrate its 40th anniversary. Despite the numerous challenges the industry has faced in recent times, the very best site managers of 2020 have kept their focus on delivering high quality new homes for their customers.

“At NHBC we are very proud of Pride in the Job, what it stands for and the impact it has had and continues to have across the sector.

As our new research shows, it’s no surprise that Pride in the Job winning sites have higher levels of homeowner satisfaction as these homes are without doubt among the best the country  has to offer”