Jack, 26, wins major national housebuilding accolade for fourth year in a row
- 11 Aug 21
A 26-year-old site manager at a national housebuilder in Milton Keynes has won a major accolade for excellence in construction for the fourth year in a row. Jack Allen, who works at Bovis Homes’ Whitehouse Park, in Crownhill, received the National House Building Council (NHBC) Pride in the Job Quality Award 2021 after being picked from more than 10,000 site managers across the UK. It follows his NHBC Regional Award last year – placing him among the best in the country. Jack, who is one of the youngest site managers at Bovis Homes, part of Vistry Group, to win the accolade, said: “To win one Pride in the Job Quality Award feels incredible, but to win four in a row is an unbelievable feeling. I'd like to thank all of the Bovis Homes team at Whitehouse Park and our hardworking colleagues in our Milton Keynes office and elsewhere in the country. We are extremely proud of the quality homes we build here and how we put customers at the forefront of our work and that’s why, I believe, we keep winning awards – it’s a whole team effort.” Jack, who has been in the role for four years, has won three Seal of Excellence awards in a row – the next stage of the Pride in the Job Awards before the Regional Awards. Andrew Bloxham, managing director of Vistry’s Northern Home Counties region, said: “Jack is a fantastic testament to the region, he’s a great example for site managers, as well as those looking to get into the industry, in how to lead, put the customer first and build quality homes. Whitehouse Park is an excellent location and this award – Jack’s fourth in a row – shows just how high our standards are.” Jack, who attended Walton High school, started his career in house building as a labourer and storeman and worked his way up to site manager. He was one of the youngest ever to win the prestigious NHBC awards. From a field of more than 10,000, 450 site managers have won a Quality Award in the first round of NHBC’s Pride in the Job Awards 2021. This represents the top 5 per cent of those who entered and is testament to their commitment to deliver quality homes for their customers. Pride in the Job, first launched over forty years ago, is the most highly regarded competition in the housebuilding industry. Judging for the awards is rigorous, with the current competition beginning in July 2020 and each site manager assessed across six key areas: consistency, attention to detail, leadership, interpretation of drawings and specifications, technical expertise, and health and safety. Steve Wood, NHBC chief executive said: “Pride in the Job has been pivotal in improving the quality of new homes for more than 40 years. Despite the numerous challenges the industry has faced, the very best site managers of 2021 have remained focused 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 across the sector. Pride in the Job winning sites have higher levels of homeowner satisfaction as these homes are among the very best in the country. “Congratulations to all the 2021 Pride in the Job Quality Award winners – be proud of what you are building and the standards you are setting.” The Quality Award winners will go on to compete for Seal of Excellence and Regional Awards in the autumn, with the national, Supreme Award winners unveiled in January 2022.