Screen Shot 2015-07-10 at 11.49.44MILLER HOMES has once again proved its commitment to excellence as 15 of its site managers, including two from the North East, received Quality Awards in the 2015 NHBC Pride in the Job Awards.

Paul Ritchie, site manager at Miller Homes’ Wheatfields development in Seaton Delaval, and Simon Robson, site manager at The Meadows in Framwellgate Moor in County Durham, were amongst those to be recognised by the national awards.

Dedicated to recognising and rewarding outstanding site managers, the awards, which are in their 35th year, are the UK house-building industry’s most prestigious honours.

Chris Endsor, Chief Executive of Miller Homes, said: “The NHBC has revealed the winners of the first round of this year’s Pride in the Job competition and I’m delighted to announce that 15 of our site managers have received Quality Awards including Paul Ritchie and Simon Robson from the North East.

“These are very important awards for our industry and it always gives me great pride to see our site managers receive recognition for their hard work and commitment to building our homes safely and to the highest quality.”

Site managers are judged on a number of criteria including consistency of high standards, leadership, technical expertise, interpretation, health and safety and ‘the X factor’ – something special which sets the site manager apart.

Mike Quinton, Chief Executive of NHBC, said: “For 35 years, our Pride in the Job Awards have played a pivotal role in NHBC’s work to raise standards across the industry through the celebration and sharing of best practice. Put simply, site managers that win an award are creating houses of an outstandingly high standard.

“A Pride in the Job award is the highest industry accolade a site manager can receive. It represents success for the site manager, his team and associated trades as well as providing a reputational boost for the building company. Most importantly, homeowners who buy a Pride in the Job award-winning home benefit from a high quality product.

“It’s no surprise that Pride in the Job winning sites also have higher levels of customer satisfaction as these homes are without doubt among the best the UK has to offer.”

Later on this year the winners of a Quality Award are given the opportunity to compete for a more coveted NHBC Seal of Excellence Award.


The 15 Miller Homes sites managers who received a Quality Award are:

Name Development Region
David Mathie Dalmore Mill, Penicuik Scotland
Jim Martin Roselea, Rosewell Scotland
Kris Aitchison Liberty Park, Bathgate Scotland
Paul Ritchie Wheatfields, Seaton Delaval North East
Simon Robson The Meadows, Durham North East
Bill Hughes Birkacre Park, Chorley North West
Ian Lively The Potteries, Lancaster North West
Wayne Eccles Millers Green, Morecambe North West
Mark  Atherton Barley Green, Warrington North West
Andy Halladay Montgomerie Gardens, Clitheroe North West
Dan Johnson Norton Green, Sheffield Yorkshire
Simon Ryan Harlow One, Harrogate Yorkshire
Vic Young The Meadows, Ollerton Yorkshire
Garry Bowler The Portlands, Chesterfield Midlands
Matt Barnes Admirals Wood, Sarisbury Green Southern