Unsung heroes of housing rewarded
Hundreds converged on the London Hilton in Park Lane, Mayfair, on Friday to celebrate the best and brightest in British housing.
BBC news anchor George Alagiah hosted the 2011 Housing Heroes awards which reward and recognise the landlords, teams and individuals undertaking outstanding work.
The awards are organised by Inside Housing and the Chartered Institute of Housing.
Those taking home gongs were South Tyneside Homes for Financial or procurement team of the year, Orbit Group for Development team of the year, One Vision Housing for Maintenance team of the year and Golden Gates Housing Trust for HR team of the year.
Monmouthshire Housing won IT team of the year, while Frontline housing team of the year went to One Vision Housings anti-social behaviour team.
Tenant empowerment team of the year was Hastoe Housing Association’s housing management team, Ground breaking service team of the year went to Calico’s skills and enterprise team and the Support/care team of the year was won by Broadway’s Old Theatre Team.
The Inspirational leader of the year was Debbie Low of Stonham, Inspirational mentor of the year Julian Allen of Greenfields Community Housing and Inspirational colleague of the year was Jennette Skinner of Shepherds Bush Housing Group.
Denise Hill of Hackney Homes won the Career development star of the year while Rupert Tyson MBE made it a double for the east London housing group taking home the Inspirational board or cabinet member of the year.
The Inspirational tenant/resident of the year was Jim Wilson of Northern Ireland Housing Executive while Kevin George of Medway Cyrenians was Highly Commended.