Acceleris And HQN Search Out Hot Topics In Social Housing
Published by JenCooke for Acceleris Marketing Communications in Housing and also in Communities, Local Government
ENER-G Switch 2 Shows It’s Switched On To The Burning Issues In Social Housing
Dominic Mathias from Yorkshire-based energy management services provider ENER-G Switch 2 has been named the winner of a competition to find out industry opinions on the big issues affecting the housing sector. The prize of an iPod Nano was presented to Dominic by Acceleris and HQN earlier this month.
During the recent Chartered Institute of Housing conference in Harrogate, the UK’s leading PR agency for the social housing sector, Acceleris, and housing training and consultancy company HQN filmed delegates’ responses to the burning questions in the housing sector. This included asking what the biggest opportunity in housing is and getting delegate views on what they would do first if they were housing minister.
The videos were uploaded to YouTube and professionals within the sector were invited to vote for their favourite. Dominic’s comments highlighted the importance of continuing the industry’s commitment to investment in solar photovoltaic energy sources. He describes how there are a lot of government incentives for installing this equipment, which can help reduce residents’ electricity bills, give opportunities to make money back on initial investments and are good for the environment.
Acceleris Marketing Communications Managing Director Peter Davenport said: “It is very important for those in power to listen to the opinions and ideas of the people working on the ground within any sector. The social housing sector employs a great number of people who work hand in hand with residents and know what issues are important to them. By asking delegates their opinions on issues within the sector and encouraging those in power to take note of them, Acceleris, along with our colleagues at HQN, hopes to highlight the issues which are proving important to those who may otherwise go unheard.”
Lydia Dlaboha, Deputy Chief Executive of HQN, said: “We’re really pleased with the interest that this campaign has generated. It’s helped to demonstrate the sector’s commitment to protecting the environment and investing in alternative power sources. It’s also been a really fun way of getting to meet delegates and engaging with people using social media.”
The videos, which have attracted almost 1,500 views since the conference began, are still available to view at http://www.youtube.com/user/HQNAMC?feature=mhee