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Site Manager Ellis Roden receives a NHBC Pride in the Job Award

June 2023

A site manager from our North East division has been recognised for his dedication to quality and making his mark as one of the best in the UK after winning a top housing industry award.

Ellis Roden, who works on our Highfields development in Gateshead, is celebrating having received a Quality Award from the National House Building Council (NHBC) Pride in the Job Awards.

Running for 43 years, the accolade which is awarded by the UK’s leading new homes warranty and insurance provider, is the most highly regarded in the housebuilding industry and a prestigious benchmark for exceptional site managers. With only 443 winners selected out of over 8,000 entrants across the UK, the recipients are among the country’s best housebuilders.

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Celebrating his success, Ellis said: “I’m really happy to have received a NHBC Pride in the Job award. I feel very proud that my hard work and commitment has been recognised by the industry.

“Whilst this is an individual award, I’m very grateful to the fantastic members of the Highfields team, and the wider Story Homes business, who all share my passion and commitment for building high quality new homes.”

Judging for the awards is rigorous, with the current competition beginning in July last year. Each site manager is assessed across six key areas: consistency, attention to detail, leadership, interpretation of drawings and specifications, technical expertise and health and safety. Thousands of site inspections and meticulous scoring and verifications have taken place to decide the winning site managers.

Commenting on the awards, Steve Wood, CEO at NHBC said: “Congratulations to all the winners who should feel proud to have received a Pride in the Job Award. Pride in the Job is firmly at the heart of NHBC’s mission to raise standards in the housing industry. It is important we recognise the vital role site managers play in ensuring new homes are delivered on time, on safe sites and to exacting construction quality standards. This accolade recognises the best site managers across the UK and celebrates how much Ellis has inspired his team by going the extra mile to deliver homes of the highest quality.”

The Quality Award winners will now go on to compete for Seal of Excellence and Regional Awards in the autumn, with the national Supreme Award winners unveiled in January 2024.

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