Britain's Most Admired Companies 2011: Home construction sector

The Prime Minister wants to get the housing market going again by encouraging more new homes to be built. Something these companies doubtless approve of.

by MT Staff
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

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Berkeley goldplates its reputation as the sharpest operator in the UK housebuilding market, almost 10 points clear of its nearest rival and scooping the coveted title of Britain’s Most Admired Company to boot. Oh, and it also collects the gong for quality of management. The apparently recession-proof London-focused firm even announced plans to return some £1.7bn to shareholder earlier this year. York-based Persimmon comes in second, selling all 9,300 homes built this year for an average of £169,000. A 1.8% rise in margin helped Bellway to full-year profits of £67.2m, 51% up on 2010. Bovis, expects to shift up to 10% more properties this year while fifth place Barratt reports an upturn in buy-to-let sales.

BMAC 2011 by sector: Home construction

  QMan Rank FS Rank QG&S Rank AAT Rank
Barratt Developments 5.4 7 4.6 7 5.8 7 6.3 5
Bellway 7.4 3 7.6 3 6.5 4 6.6 3
Berkeley Group 9.0 1 9.1 1 8.3 1 8.2 1
Bovis Homes 6.8 4 7.5 4 6.9 2 6.4 4
Persimmon 8.1 2 8.1 2 6.6 3 6.8 2
Redrow 6.3 5 5.6 5 6.5 4 6.1 6
Taylor Wimpey 5.8 6 5.6 5 6.3 6 5.7 7

7.0
6.9
6.7
6.6

(Continued)

  VLTI Rank CI Rank QMar Rank C&ER Rank  UCA Rank TOTAL Rank
Barratt Developments 7.4 4 7.0 2 7.8 2 6.6 2 5.6 6 56.5 5
Bellway 7.5 3 5.5 7 5.6 7 5.8 7 7.0 3 59.5 3
Berkeley Group 7.6 2 7.6 1 8.3 1 6.8 1 8.1 1 73.0 1
Bovis Homes 7.0 5 6.3 4 5.9 5 6.0 5 6.2 5 58.9 4
Persimmon 7.7 1 6.6 3 6.0 3 5.9 6 7.5 2 63.3 2
Redrow 6.4 6 6.0 5 5.9 5 6.1 3 6.3 4 55.1 6
Taylor Wimpey 6.1 7 5.8 6 6.0 3 6.1 3 5.0 7 52.2 7

7.1
6.4
6.5
6.2
6.5
418.3

Key

QMan
FS
QG&S
AAT
VLTI
CI
Q Mar
C&ER
UCA
Quality of Management
Financial Soundness
Quality of Goods & Services
Ability to Attract, Develop and Retain Top Talent
Value as a Long Term Investment
Capacity to Innovate
Quality of Marketing
Community and Environmental Responsibility
Use of Corporate Assets

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