The Return of the 24housing Awards
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing
24housing awards 2014
24housing magazine's awards are back!
After last year's inaugural event captured the heart and imagination of the sector - during a glorious evening of japes and revelry at Aston Villa Football Club - the competition that celebrates the very best the industry has to offer has returned.
And this year, 24housing is delighted to announce that top comedian Richard Herring will host the evening.
Across 12 categories, our distinguished panel of judges will be on the lookout for entries that demonstrate value for money, best practice, successful outcomes and originality.
Once again, the awards evening will be held at Aston Villa's ground in Birmingham.
This year's ceremony is on 6 November, with (make a note, champagne fans) welcoming drinks from 7.30pm.
This year's categories are: Repairs & Maintenance Provider of the Year; Tenant Champion; Affordable Housing Scheme of the Year; Best Green Scheme; Community Achievement; Best Apprenticeship Scheme; Social Media Pioneers; Welfare Wise; Innovation of the Year; Customer Service Provider of the Year; Care & Support Provider of the Year; Best Training Scheme.
At this stage, entry couldn't be simpler. All we need is NO MORE than 200 words by 29 August.
You can enter as many categories as you like, and, remember, all entries are FREE.
What are you waiting for? Click here to enter now!
Our judges for 2014 are:
Peter Marsh - Currently the deputy principal at Fareham College and chair of the Development Committee at Richmond Housing Partnership. He served as deputy CEO of the Housing Corporation before becoming the CEO of the TSA. Peter prefers his toast with marmalade.
Gemma Duggan - Gemma is external affairs manager for the National Housing Federation. She leads the federation’s work in the West Midlands and its stakeholder engagement strategy for health. Gemma is a passionate advocate of the social impact well managed and maintained housing has on people’s lives and communities.
Edwina O'Hart - Edwina is head of communications for the Community Housing Cymru Group, the membership body for housing associations in Wales. Previously she worked at BBC Radio Wales on their flagship programmes Good Morning Wales and Good Evening Wales. She is a member of the CIPR and a committee member of CIPR Cymru.
John Hocking - John is executive director of the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust. Before joining JRF/JRHT John had been director of housing at Hull CC, chief executive of Leeds North West ALMO and assistant director of housing services at York CC. He also gained extensive front line management experience working for Sheffield MDC. John chairs the Good Homes Alliance and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.
Jon Land - Jon has been the editor of 24housing magazine since August 2010. A journalist with 17 years’ experience, he has been writing about housing for nearly 10 years. Jon is a board member of 5,000-home provider Herefordshire Housing. Last year he wrote the Parliamentary Review for housing, which was sent to all MPs and peers.
24housing's publisher Michelle Pacey: “The first 24housing Awards were a great success but we’re confident we can make 2014 even better. With 12 different awards up for grabs there’s something to attract all housing providers, but impressing our panel of expert judges is not going to be easy.”