Higgins site manager receives a Pride in the Job Award as NHBC celebrates its 40th anniversary

Posted 17/07/2020

Higgins’ Senior Project Manager Rory Turnbull, has been awarded his second NHBC Pride in the Job Award at Chobham Farm, Stratford, London. The competition recognises site managers who achieve the very highest standards in housebuilding.

From a field of more than 11,000, Rory was one of 450 UK site managers who won a Quality Award in the first round of NHBC’s Pride in the Job Awards 2020, representing the top 4% of those who entered. Being selected as one of the UK’s top site managers is a testament to their commitment to delivering quality homes for their customers.

Pride in the Job is the most highly regarded competition in the house-building industry. Judging for the Awards is rigorous and the current competition began in July 2019, with each site manager being assessed across six key areas: consistency, attention to detail, leadership, interpretation of drawings and specifications, technical expertise, and health and safety.

Steve Leakey, Managing Director of Higgins said, “Congratulations to Rory for winning his second NHBC Pride in the Job Award. Rory joined the company five years ago and has proved himself to be an excellent project manager, by winning the first award in 2017 and also being promoted from senior site manager to senior project manager in this time. Whilst the award recognises one member of the team, I would like to thank everyone involved on the project as it takes a whole team to create an award winning project.”  

For 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.

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. Congratulations to all the 2020 Quality Award winners – be proud of your incredible achievements!”

Chobham Farm in Stratford is a mixed tenure development of one, two and three bedroom apartments and three and four bedroom villas and forms part of the major post-Olympic regeneration masterplan for the London Borough of Newham. As well as new homes, a brand new park is also being created at the heart with all manner of trees and foliage while the Olympic Park, with everything it has to offer, is just a short walk away.