The Berkeley Group voted Britain's Most Admired Company 2011

2nd December 2011

The Berkeley Group has been voted Britain's Most Admired Company 2011, the first housebuilder to receive this honour. The prestigious awards, organised by Management Today, celebrate the very best of British business. The title of Most Admired Company is voted by other British companies, which is testament to how Berkeley has earned the respect of its peers and competition alike.

Berkeley was celebrated as a recession-proof housebuilder, with Management Today noting that: "Berkeley's commercial performance is hard to fault. With its unrivalled instinct for the market's highs and lows, Berkeley has run rings around the competition."

Also acknowledged, by the awards, was The Berkeley Group's founder and chairman Tony Pidgley, who became the first entrepreneur to secure a coveted Most Admired Silver Star. This recognised his astute business sense in guiding the company towards ever-increasing levels of success.

European Business Awards 2011

2nd December 2011

The Berkeley Group has been recognised as a leading UK company by the European Business Awards 2011 judging panel. The awards are the premier platform for the celebration of successful businesses within the European Community.

Berkeley was ranked within the Top 10 companies across Europe for the 'Customer Focus' category, picking up a prestigious 'Ruban d'Honneur' award. This rewarded Berkeley's commitment towards placing the customer at the heart of its business.

The Group also reached the final 25 in the UK selection process for the 'Environmental and corporate sustainability' category and also the 'INFOSYS Business of the Year Award'.

Building Public Trust Awards 2011 - Sustainability Reporting

2nd December 2011

Awarded jointly by Price Water Cooper and the National Audit Office, the Building Public Trust Awards recognise trust and transparency in Corporate Reporting.  The Berkeley Group's 2011 Sustainability Report was voted best in the FTSE 250 by an independent judging panel.  Berkeley stood apart from the competition with its clear disclosure of its short, medium and long- term goals. Particular praise was given to Berkeley's clear integration of sustainability into its key business aims through its ambitious Vision2020 strategy.

To learn more about Berkeley's sustainability aims and successes, please view the latest Sustainability Report

Berkeley Group ranked first in Sustainability Benchmark for fifth year running

2nd December 2011

The Berkeley Group has been ranked as the top homebuilder in the 2011 NextGeneration benchmarking initiative. The benchmark ranks the UK's 25 largest homebuilders according to their sustainability strategy and performance. This is the fifth year in succession that Berkeley has come top of the benchmark. NextGeneration concluded that Berkeley continues to make available high quality public information on sustainability, makes its risks and risk management processes transparent and has a good strategic framework provided by Vision2020.

New Homes and Garden Awards 2011

1st December 2011

The Berkeley Group has been awarded the title of Housebuilder of the Year at the 2011 New Homes and Garden Awards. The awards recognise excellence in landscaping design. Berkeley was commended for its dedication to providing superbly designed and built properties, which are well integrated with natural features.

Additionally, the following received Gold Awards:

  • Landscape of the Year- St James
  • Best Landscaped Urban Development- Stanmore Place (St Edward) and The Hamptons (St James)
  • Best Communal Landscape- Queens Acre (St James)

The Berkeley Group received 12 awards at the 2011 What House? Awards

18th November 2011

The Berkeley Group received several awards at the 2011 What House? Awards. The prestigious Awards took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on the 18th November 2011. Berkeley was recognised in a wide variety of categories, ranging from sustainability to landscaping and design.

The 12 awards that the Berkeley Group received are detailed below:

Award Development/Company Result
Best House Queens Acre, St James Gold
Best Landscape Design The Hamptons, St James Gold
Best Large Housebuilder Berkeley Group Holdings plc Silver
Sustainable Developer of the Year Berkeley Group Holdings plc Silver
Best Development Royal Arsenal Riverside, Berkeley Silver
Best Exterior Design Park Crescent at Kingsbrook Park, Berkeley Silver
Best Interior Design Queens Acre, St James Silver
Royal Arsenal Riverside, Berkeley Bronze
Best Brownfield Development Caspian Wharf, Berkeley Bronze
Best Landscape Design Stanmore Place, St Edward Bronze
Best Starter Home Victory Pier, Berkeley Bronze
Best Renovation All Saints, Berkeley Bronze