Risby Homes

Another reason to feel proud

Shepherd’s Rest site manager scoops national Pride in the Job Award.

Award winner Carl Hess, site manager at Risby Homes. Image credit: Leo Francis

AWARD-WINNING East Yorkshire home builder Risby Homes has been recognised once again by the National House Building Council (NHBC) for its excellence, this time in its Pride in the Job Awards.

NHBC, the UK’s leading new homes warranty and insurance provider, has announced this year’s winners of its flagship Pride in the Job Awards, recognising site managers who have achieved the very highest standards in house building across the UK.

Carl Hess, site manager at Risby Homes’ Shepherd’s Rest development in Beverley is a proud recipient of the award after being chosen from a field of more than 10,000 site managers. A testament to his commitment to delivering high quality homes for Risby’s home buyers, this news is yet another reason for the family firm to celebrate.

Carl is well experienced in construction. On his tools for 15 years as a bricklayer and with 30 years site management experience, he takes tremendous pride in his work, ensuring the highest standards are achieved throughout the building process of all properties.

Olly Barrett, Construction Director at Risby Homes, said: “We’re delighted Carl’s work has been recognised. Here at Risby Homes we take great pride in what we do and this competition celebrates the important role site managers play in ensuring new homes are delivered safely, on time and to exacting construction quality standards.

“While this is an award for Carl, it’s also recognition of the entire team who work with him on the Shepherd’s Rest site, a team we’re incredibly proud of.”

Since company owner Mark Barrett built his first development in Beverley in 1993, Risby Homes has become a family affair, with deep-rooted values at the heart of its business.

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.

Commenting on the Awards, NHBC Chief Executive Steve Wood 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. 

“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.”

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About Shepherd’s Rest


A blend of beautiful 2, 3 and 4-bedroom homes to suit all family styles, if you’re looking for a spacious home in the heart of a bustling market town with great entertainment and culture all within walking distance, look no further.

Located off Shepherd Lane close to Minster Way, the development is a short walk from the centre of Beverley, where you can explore a host of amenities from fashion, food to film.

About Risby Homes


Buying a home is so much more than how you want your home to look, it’s about how you want it to feel.

From start to finish, the team at Risby Homes guides home buyers step-by-step through what can often feel like an overwhelming experience. From every phone call to each and every fixture and fitting, Risby Homes wants to exceed your expectations.

With this in mind, the company only works with exceptional suppliers and craftsmen. From the knowledgeable, experienced bricklayers to the bathroom and kitchen suppliers and fitters bringing your dream rooms to life, every Risby Homes property is built to the highest specification.

Proud to not only create new communities where families can thrive and grow, as a local employer, Risby Homes is active in supporting communities in other ways. From sponsoring sports teams to helping local schools build new playgrounds, Risby Homes understands the importance of community.

Groundworks have now begun on Phase 2 of Shepherd’s Rest ready for release in spring 2022. To register your interest and be kept updated about when homes come available, email trina@risbyhomes.co.uk