Inside Housing and the Chartered Institute of Housing have announced the winner of the 2014 Rising Stars competition. James Caspell, customer insight and delivery coordinator at Tower Hamlets Homes, was crowned the winner at the Housing Heroes awards in June 2014.

The three finalists for the 2014 Rising Stars competition were Mr Caspell, Emma Lindley, private rented sector coordinator, Futures Homescape and Nicola Laycock, project assistant, Gentoo.

Prizes include guest-editing Inside Housing, and shadowing CIH chief executive Grainia Long.

The focus of the 2014 competition was next year’s general election. Entrants were asked how they would go about establishing a campaign which raises housing as a key issue (without promoting any political party).

To read about James' campaign Right to Rent click here.

To read about Emma's Building Together campaign click here.

To read about Nicola's Vote 4 Homes campaign click here.

To read more about the competition click here.