Winner of the Southern Region NHBC Pride in the Job Award


Experienced site manager Giles Murphy from Giles Homes, has been crowned regional winner for the Southern region in the NHBC Pride in the Job Awards 2015.

These awards are known as ‘the Oscars of the House Building Industry’, and for 35 years have been rewarding the best site managers delivering the high quality homes the country so desperately needs. Giles was selected from around 15,000 UK site managers, and was one of twelve recognised at a ceremony held at Newbury Racecourse for his site Saxby Court in Bushey.

NHBC is the UK’s leading new-home warranty provider. Nick Cunningham, NHBC Regional Director, congratulated Giles on his win:

“NHBC Pride in the Job Awards recognises the hard work it takes to build high quality homes and rewards the excellence these awards uncover. Last year NHBC registered over 145,000 new homes, site managers play an important role in delivering these. And by adding a competitive element to house building, recognising exceptional site managers like Giles, Pride in the Job promotes continuous improvement in the quality of new homes, year on year, for homeowners and their families to enjoy.

“I have visited hundreds of sites, and to reach this level of the competition means without question you have to be the elite of this industry. Giles is building homes of a very high standard, and is worthy of the title Southern’s Regional winner in the Small Builder category. At NHBC we believe that recognising the workmanship of the best site managers plays an important role in bringing high quality homes to consumers, creating homes we are proud to live in.”

About Giles Homes:

Founded in 2010, Giles Homes has quickly established a reputation as a developer of fine residential schemes catering to buyers in North West London and the surrounding areas. Since its inception, Giles Homes has been committed to building quality, carefully designed properties which are completed to the highest possible standards. The company prides itself on its dedication to clients, attention to detail and an impressive finished product.

About Pride in the Job:

Pride in the Job is the only award scheme in the UK to recognise the contribution a site manager makes to a development. It is one of the most intense and celebrated awards in the industry, marking out recipients as exceptional performers in UK housebuilding. It has helped drive up the standard of new UK homes, producing a better end product for homeowners.
Now in its 35th year, NHBC inspectors began judging developments for the current PIJ campaign eighteen months ago, assessing managers against stringent criteria based on the definitive technical standards laid out by NHBC.
At Regional level and above, PIJ recognises site managers working for NHBC registered builders in four specific categories;

Large builder – a site manager for a company with an annual output of 1,001 homes or more per year
Medium builder – a site manager for a company with an annual output of between 51 and 1,000 homes per year
Small builder – a site manager for a company with an annual output of between 2 and 50 homes per year
Multi-storey builder – a site manager in any of the above categories working on multi-occupancy homes of four or more storeys
Single Home builder – a site manager working on the build on an individual home