The Scottish Home Awards was founded in 2007 to recognise excellence in the Scottish housebuilding industry. It is an independent awards programme, run for the benefit of the housebuilding community, with the objective of helping house builders and housing associations sell, rent or promote their properties more effectively.
Scotland’s largest independent awards programme for the housing industry has announced that 66 companies have progressed to the final stages of the highly regarded competition.
The 9th annual Scottish Home Awards, sponsored by Ross + Liddell, has received another record high number of entries with over 130 received from companies across Scotland.
The awards, which highlight excellence in building, design, marketing and customer care across the house building industry, will be presented to innovative teams and companies providing excellence in private and social accommodation across Scotland.
Andrew Cunningham, Director, Ross and Liddell, commented:
“Judging the Scottish Home Awards is an honour and a privilege as we take an opportunity to celebrate all the achievements in house building this year. Congratulations must go to all the finalists selected who displayed tremendous effort with their entries and also strong will to win.
“The judging process is rigorous and fair, but unfortunately we have had to eliminate some entries received as they didn’t reach the high standards or were not appropriate for the category.
“The panel has now considered every entry in detail and has come to successful agreement so we look forward to celebrating with all the finalists at the Awards Dinner in June.”
The judges had a number of dilemmas during the course of the day and have adjusted some of the categories to reflect the popularity of the categories. In the Affordable Housing Development category for Housing Associations, this category has now been split into two categories with a large and small split of 100 unit size.
In the Housing Association of the Year categories, there is a new size order with large associations now judged as having over 2000 units rather than 3000. This new order created a fairer split of entries across both categories.
Hopefuls now have six weeks to wait until the winners are announced as selected by the independent judging panel. The winners will be revealed as part of a glittering awards celebtration hosted by radio and theatre star, Grant Stott, and taking place on Thursday 16 June 2016 at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange. Book places at the event here.
The awards are operated in support of ‘It’s Good 2 Give’, a small charity with big ambitions to build The Ripple Retreat, a luxury residential retreat on the shores of Loch Venacher in the Trossachs National Park. The property will be gifted for short stay visits to young cancer patients and their families.
View the list of all 2016 finalists here.
Ross and Liddell are the headline sponsor of the Scottish Home Awards. Ross and Liddell are one of Scotland’s most established property management companies. As well as property management and maintenance, the business provides a comprehensive range of residential and commercial services, including sales, lettings, surveying and insurance.
Employing 95 staff, Ross and Liddell has offices in Edinburgh, Paisley and Dundee as well as an office in Glasgow city centre and a lettings office in the west end of the city. For more information on Ross and Liddell services and property advice, please go to www.ross-liddell.com or call 0131 346 8989.