Most recently, Homes for Scotland’s shortlist has recently been announced for Scotland’s premier industry awards, coming at a time when the organisation is in preparation of its biggest celebratory event yet and highlighting great achievement within the sector.
As a reflection of the vast range of organisation archetypes maintained within the Homes for Scotland membership portfolio, this year’s awards feature a realignment of the categories so as best to highlight the core membership activity – the building of homes to tie in with a range of differing needs, aspirations and requirements. As such, the event is far more targeted and relevant to the interests and operations of the member base than ever before.
Of all those entries shortlisted this year, the entirely revamped programme is to involve site-visits for all those shortlisted within the Private and Affordable Housing Development award categories. This will be done by a wholly independent judging panel. Additionally, those in the shortlist for the Private “Development of the Year” category are also to be put up for consideration for the “Home Builder of the Year” award, which will also incorporate interviews and a great deal of scrutiny to best ensure that the winner truly does represent the best in the industry.
Those wishing to keep a close eye on the winners of the awards are advised that winners are to be announced on the 20th of May, at the Homes for Scotland Annual Lunch. The event will be at the EICC and will, in fact, be hosted by Hugh Dennis, renowned comedian and actor.
Now enjoying a 14th year in operation, this year’s event is expected to build upon the last, with the event thus far achieving yearly growth. In fact, for this year’s event, it has already been reported that greater than 1000 guests, all key industry representatives, have confirmed attendance for the upcoming event.