Property maintenance company shortlisted in top industry awards


Two employees at a Midlands housing association have been announced as finalists in a top awards scheme. 

Joe Henshaw and Andy Hibbert – colleagues at Platform Property Care, a subsidiary of one of the UK’s largest housing associations, Platform Housing Group – have been shortlisted in The Team of the Year category in The 2022 Direct Works Award. 

The winners will be unveiled at a ceremony in Manchester on Monday 14 November. 

Lee Duty, Head of Programme at Platform Property Care said : “Following our merger, there was a huge amount of work to do and staff to recruit in order to create one accredited and compliant team.  It was at this time that Joe and Andy both stepped forward to – not only continue carry out their roles as qualifying supervisors – but support those in our other localities which were not as well served.” 

Their dedication and commitment has resulted in achieving the following in the short timescale of three months: 

  • Consistent inspection of all electricians; 
  • Introduction of relevant software across the board to ensure consistency and remove the paper trail; 
  • Provide relevant recommendations and improvements for all electricians; 
  • Develop a performance database for all electrical work; 
  • Compliance with NICEIC criteria, which confirms competence when undertaking electrical work. 

Lee concluded : “We are so proud of both Joe and Andy and how they have gone above and beyond in their roles, ensuring that we are now moving forward as one robust and compliant organisation.  Well done both! We wish them all the luck at the forthcoming awards evening!” 

Direct Works acts as the leading voice for specialists in social housing maintenance; its awards scheme provides an opportunity for colleagues to recognise and reward each other on a national scale.  

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