Four exceptional house building site managers have been awarded the ultimate title of NHBC Pride in the Job Supreme Award winner at a gala ceremony held at the Hilton Metropole, London on Friday evening.

Now in their 38th year, the awards organised by NHBC, the UK’s leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes, are the most highly regarded in the house-building industry.  They recognise and reward a site manager’s dedication to achieving the highest standards in house building, and their commitment to building homes of outstanding quality.

Having won their way through three previous stages of the awards in 2018, the Supreme Award winners were announced at a black-tie event hosted by television personality Paddy McGuinness.  After the ceremony, the 650 guests from across the house-building industry celebrated to the sounds of live band Icons & Anthems.

The winners of the competition’s four builder categories were:

  • Nigel Smith from Darren Smith Homes won the Small Builder category for St Paul’s Lock, Mirfield.  Nigel’s disciplined approach to this complex scheme helped him secure the top title for the second year running.
  • Stephen Walker from C G Fry & Son Ltd was named as the Medium Builder category winner for his site in Poundbury, Dorset.  Steve has been involved with developing Poundbury since its conception in 1993, and this is his third Supreme Award for his work on the new town.
  • Kevin Gosney from Lendlease Construction (Europe) Ltd took the Multi-storey title for managing Phase MP2 H2 of Elephant Park in London.  Kevin’s exceptional determination to deliver a highly successful major regeneration scheme won him the Supreme title in his first ever year of winning a Pride in the Job award.
  • Paul Mclachlan from Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire was crowned the Large Builder category winner for his management of the Morley Carr Farm site in Yarm.  Paul has been winning NHBC Pride in the Job awards over 14 years of his site management career, but this is his first year of winning a Supreme Award having just missed out on the title last year when he was named runner-up.

Commenting on the Awards, Steve Wood NHBC Chief Executive, said: “NHBC created ‘Pride in the Job’ almost 40 years ago with a clear vision of promoting and driving the very highest standards in new home building for the UK’s homeowners.  Now, in 2019, this vision remains as strong as ever and is very much at the heart of the competition and at the centre of everything NHBC does.

“The site manager’s job is a very important one and undoubtedly one of the toughest and challenging in the entire industry. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners – each accolade is thoroughly deserved.”

In addition to announcing the Supreme Award winners, four runners-up were also unveiled at the ceremony.  The runners-up were:

  • Small Builder category:  Richard Morrow from Vaughan Developments Ltd for the Hilltops development in Lisburn
  • Medium Builder category: Stuart Gillespie from Mactaggart & Mickel Homes Ltd for Greenan Views in Ayr
  • Multi-storey category: Wayne Bennett from M M M Design & Build Ltd for Thalassa in Bangor
  • Large Builder category: Kirk Raine from David Wilson Homes Mercia for the Doseley Park development in Telford

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