With more entries than ever before and judges finding it even harder to pick the winners from the shortlisted entries, the 24housing awards celebrated the best of the best.
Winners were selected by a expert judging panel consisting of Eamon McGoldrick, Jenny Brown, Denise Fowler, Matthew Baxter, Chan Kataria and Mehban Chowdery.
Returning to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry for the second year, the event was hosted by the brilliant Mark Dolan, with the awards being followed with music from King Mantis, who topped off a great evening.
Below you will find the winners of each category, for those who either missed out on attending or who consumed too much drink to remember…!
Below is a gallery of all the winners with their awards. Please go to the bottom of the page for photos of the whole night!
Best Training Scheme
Winner – Longhurst Group
Highly Commended – Newydd Housing Association
Also shortlisted – Incommunities Group (GEM Programme), Cross Keys Homes, Lewisham Homes, London Borough of Islington, Luminus Group, Sentinel Housing Association and Southdown Housing Association.
Care & Support Provider of the Year
Winner – Southdown Housing Association
Highly Commended – East Thames Group
Also shortlisted – Craigowl Communities, Raven Housing Trust, Stockport Homes, Watford Community Housing Trust and Wolverhampton Homes.
Customer Service Provider of the Year
Winner – Stockport Homes
Highly Commended – Alphapark Accommodation Ltd
Also shortlisted – First Choice Housing Association, Hastoe Housing Association, HMS Ltd and Merlin Housing Society.
Communications Team of the Year
Sponsored by: resource
Winner – Viridian Housing
Also shortlisted – Anchor, Berneslai Homes, Community Housing Cymru, First Wessex, Incommunities Group, Lewisham Homes, Newlon Housing Trust, Newydd Housing Association and Poplar HARCA.
Winner – Keith Walton, Lewisham Homes
Highly Commended – Cath Kinson, Newydd Housing Association
Also shortlisted – Claire Griffiths – Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd, Rachel Blakemore – Cross Keys Homes, Michael Houghton – Paradigm Housing, Gary Evans – Six Town Housing and Chaz Prouten – St. Leger Homes of Doncaster.
Best Apprenticeship Scheme
Sponsored by: Dutton Fisher Associates
Winner – Berneslai Homes
Highly Commended – Pendleton Together Group
Also shortlisted – Peabody, Phoenix Community Housing, Progress Housing Group and Wolverhampton Homes.
Repairs and Maintenance Provider of the Year
Sponsored by: Echelon Consultancy
Winner – Sovini Property Services
Also shortlisted – Irwell Valley Housing Association, HMS Ltd, Together Housing Group, Phoenix Community Housing and Places for People.
Best Green Scheme
Winner – South Yorkshire Housing Association
Highly Commended – First Wessex
Also shortlisted – Birmingham City Council, Newport City Homes, RHP and Together Housing Group.
Sponsored by: allpay
Winner – First Wessex
Highly Commended – ISOS Housing Ltd and Sentinel Housing
Also shortlisted – Cardiff Community Housing Association, Derwentside Homes, Irwell Valley Housing Association, St. Leger Homes of Doncaster and Viridian Housing.
Chief Executive of the Year
Sponsored by: mis active management systems
Winner – Lesley Roberts, Wolverhampton Homes
Highly Commended – Gordon Perry, Accent Group
Also shortlisted – Susan Jordan – St. Leger Homes of Doncaster, Mario Carrozzo – Caridon Property Ltd, Julie Fadden – South Liverpool Homes, Trevor Morrow – Red Kite Community Housing, Jane Ashcroft CBE – Anchor Trust and Jacqui De-Rose – Progress Housing Group.
Innovation of the Year
Winner – Poplar HARCA
Highly Commended – asra Housing Group
Also shortlisted – Dot Dot Dot Property Guardians, Anchor Housing, East Thames, First Choice Homes Oldham, ISOS Housing Ltd, Shepherds Bush Housing Group, Together Housing Group and Viridian Housing.
Sponsored by: wm Housing Group
Winner – United Communities
Highly Commended – Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust
Also shortlisted – Berneslai Homes, Caridon Property Services, ISOS Housing Ltd, Riverside Group and Six Town Housing.
Affordable Housing Scheme of the Year
Sponsored by: NHBC
Winner – Spectrum Housing Group: Weston Lane
Highly Commended – Wales and West Housing
Also shortlisted – Pobl Group, Mid-Wales Housing Association, Newydd Housing Association, North Ayrshire Council, Shepherds Bush Housing Group and Paradigm Housing.
Housing Professional of the Year
Sponsored by: EMH Group
Winner – Shenade Hegarty, Stockport Homes
Highly Commended – Wayne Campbell, Six Town Housing
Also shortlisted – Gill Harrison – Progress Housing, Amanda Swann – Merlin Housing Society, Mike Ryan – Raven Housing Trust, James Wood – The Saxonby Group, Amy Dalton – Watford Community Housing Trust, Michelle Howard – West Lindsey District Council and Nicola Ramsden – Yorkshire Housing.