Pair celebrate top industry accolade

John Harrison, site manager at Miller Homes Portland Wynd in Blyth.
John Harrison, site manager at Miller Homes Portland Wynd in Blyth.

Two site managers are celebrating after picking up top industry accolades.

The pair, who work for Miller Homes North East, received Quality Awards in the first round of the National House Building Council’s (NHBC) Pride in the Job Awards.

Paul Ritchie, Miller Homes site manager at Wheatfields in Seaton Delaval.

Paul Ritchie, Miller Homes site manager at Wheatfields in Seaton Delaval.

Paul Ritchie, site manager at the company’s Wheatfields development in Seaton Delaval, and John Harrison, site manager at the Portland Wynd development in Blyth, were among 12 Miller Homes site managers across the UK to be recognised by the national awards.

The Pride in the Job Awards praise site managers who have excelled in achieving the highest quality and safety standards in housebuilding.

Every housebuilder registered under the NHBC Buildmark is entered into the competition, with site managers rigorously assessed during the various stages of the competition.

Paul said: “I’m really pleased to have been recognised again by the NHBC for my work. This is my seventh consecutive Quality Award and I have my fingers crossed that I will be awarded my sixth Seal of Excellence at the second stage of the awards later this year.”

John added: “I’m proud to have been awarded this sought-after accolade by the NHBC. As part of The Miller Difference, we strive to exceed our customers’ expectations and to be identified for the quality of homes we are building is testament to this.”

Chris Endsor, Miller Homes chief executive, said: “We’re proud of our award-winning site managers.”

“The Pride in the Job Awards are highly respected within the industry and this acknowledgement of our winning site managers’ commitment and dedication to ensuring our homes are built safely and to the highest standards is a tremendous accolade for each of them as well as for the wider business.”

Mike Quinton, chief executive of NHBC, said: “Congratulations to all of the 2016 Quality Award winners.

“Pride in the Job rewards those site managers who produce the best new homes which are built and finished to the highest possible standard. Most importantly, homeowners who buy a Pride in the Job award-winning home benefit from a high quality product.”

Later on this year, the winners of the Quality Awards will take part in the next round of the competition, hoping to achieve a coveted Seal of Excellence Award as well as competing for the regional title.

The regional winners will then go forward to compete for the national Supreme Winner title in their category at the Pride in the Job Gala, taking place in London in January.