St. Modwen Homes

St. Modwen Homes celebrates NHBC Pride in the Job Award winners

St. Modwen Homes is pleased to announce that three of its site managers across its Midlands and South West regions have received Pride in the Job Quality Awards.

The accolade, established by the National House Building Council (NHBC), celebrates their efforts in raising the standards in home building and their contribution to the delivery of high-quality new homes. By recognising the very best site managers across the UK, the competition showcases the vital role they play in ensuring new homes are delivered on time, on safe sites and to exacting construction quality standards.

The award-winning St. Modwen Homes site managers are Aurie Cox, site manager at Victoria Park in Stoke-on-Trent, Brett Larkins, site manager at Hilton Valley in Derby, and Matt Cayless, site manager at Langford Mills in Taunton.

Pictured: Pride in the Job Quality Award Winner, Aurie Cox, St. Modwen Homes Site Manager at Victoria Park, Stoke on Trent

The three site managers were selected out of a field of more than 10,000 other candidates, and represent the top 5% in their role across the UK.

Congratulations to Aurie Cox, Brett Larkins and Matt Cayless who have all received Pride in the Job Quality Awards. This is testament to their exceptional work and commitment across their respective sites and we wish them the very best of luck for the next round in the autumn.

We are extremely proud of our award-winning site managers but also every member of the Homes team over the last 16 months who ensured we were able to continue safely delivering high-quality homes for our customers. Despite having to navigate an unprecedented situation, our team continued to perform to a very high standard. We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone   for their commitment.”

Dave Smith, Managing Director at St. Modwen Homes

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.”

Steve Wood, NHBC Chief Executive

Earlier this year, St. Modwen Homes was awarded the top Five Star rating by the Home Builders Federation (HBF) for a second year in a row. This followed an independent survey of new homebuyers, carried out between October 2019 and September 2020, revealing that over 96% of St. Modwen Homes’ customers would recommend the company to a friend. The housebuilder also achieved a ‘Gold’ award in the latest independent customer satisfaction survey run by In-house Research.

Aurie, Brett and Matt 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.

For the full list of winners please visit