TWO site managers for McCarthy and Stone’s Chesterton Court and Priestly Court developments in Ilkley, are celebrating after picking up the coveted Pride in the Job Quality Award from the National House Builders’ Council (NHBC).

Now in its 38th 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 standard. Mick Pilling and Mick Waters were selected as one of 450 winners, from around 16,000 site managers.

The judging process for the awards sees spot checks carried out of the day-to-day running of the site and 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.

Mick Pilling said: “At McCarthy and Stone, quality and attention to detail are embedded in the company culture; and, as such, everyone works together to deliver a completed development that we can all be incredibly proud of. It is a privilege to be at the helm of the construction team during the build programme, and I’m honoured to have now received this award from the NHBC.”

Mick Waters added: “I’m thrilled to receive this award as it recognises of all the hard work and commitment that has been put in by myself and the team over the last twelve months. It is a fantastic achievement to be chosen to receive this award out of 16,000 site managers across the country and one that I’m immensely proud of.”

A total of 20 McCarthy and Stone site managers have received a Pride in the Job Quality Award this year.

Liz Green, regional sales and marketing director at McCarthy and Stone North East, said: “The professionalism and dedication of our site managers ensures that our developments consistently meet the highest quality standards, and I am thrilled that Mick Pilling and Mick Waters have been recognised for their commitment to excellence – from the start to the finish of the build programme.

“My congratulations go to our two winners from Ilkley and all the other McCarthy and Stone site managers who have received this accolade from the NHBC and have helped to make 2018 our most successful year ever when it comes to Pride in the Job.”

All 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.

NHBC Chief Executive Steve Wood, said: “NHBC launched Pride in the Job in 1980, with the clear aim of promoting and driving the highest standards in new home building. 38 years on, this drive for excellence remains very much at the heart of the competition.

“Pride in the Job recognises the hugely important role site managers play in delivering high quality new homes for residents and homeowners across the UK. Their role is undoubtedly one of the toughest in house building, they really do make the difference to quality on site. Many congratulations to all of the 2018 Quality Award Winners.”