Kent Housing Group has hosted its annual KHG Excellence Awards since 2010, these awards and the celebration ceremony off the opportunity to recognise and celebrate the success of our colleagues in housing and other sectors or partnerships within Kent and Medway.
Kent Housing Group Excellence Awards 2019
In 2019 Kent Housing Group once again provided the platform to share and celebrate success from across Kent and Medway, our 10th year of Excellence Awards. We received a high number and standard of nominations for this years Excellence Awards. A huge thank you to our very generous sponsors who have made this event possible this year, these include Kent Developers Group towards the event and refreshments and then Engie Regeneration Limited, DHA Planning, Capsticks Solicitors LLP, Paramount Independent Property Services LLP, Rent Plus UK, Optivo and West Kent Housing Association . This year nominations were invited across the following 11 categories and details about our highly commended and winners are listed below:
Excellent Partnership – Award sponsored by Paramount Independent Property Services Limited
Highly Commended – Medway Homelessness Team
Winner – Maidstone Borough Council Multi Agency Partnership
Excellence in Delivery Services for Vulnerable People
Highly Commended – 57 Beatrice House, Paramount Independent Property Services LLP
Winner – DAVSS (Domestic Abuse Volunteer Support Service) nominated by Town & Country Housing
Excellence in Development – Award sponsored by Kent Developers Group
Highly Commended – Gravesham Borough Council New Build Capital Programme, Ashford Borough Council Danemore Scheme and West Kent Housing Association Woodlands Court
Winner – Corporation Street, MHS Homes
Innovation in Digital Transformation – Award sponsored by Engie Regeneration Limited
Highly commended – Optivo Universal Credit Automation Project
Winner – Moat Homes Financial Calculator
Excellent Community Project – Award presented by Jo Ellis, Operations Director, Town & Country Housing & Chair of KHG
Highly Commended – Little Learning Tree Pre School, nominated by Town & Country Housing Group; First Steps, nominated by Optivo
Winner – The House Project, Edenbridge, nominated by West Kent Housing Association
Excellent Young Professional – Award sponsored by DHA Planning
Highly commended – Sarah Boast, MHS Homes; Ellen O’Connor & Ellie Ludford, Ashford Borough Council; Michael Collins, Maidstone BC; Sarah Palmer and Rebecca Curtis, West Kent HA
Winner – Jamie Green, Medway Council
Excellent Health or Social Care Professional
Winner – Nicole Foad-Bailey, Peabody, nominated by Kerry Petts from Folkestone & Hythe DC
Excellent Housing Professional – Award sponsored by Rent Plus UK
Highly commended – Georgina Deviell, Hyde Housing
Winner – Victoria Ackrill, Ashford Borough Council
Team of the Year – Award presented by Daniel Skinner, Capsticks
Highly Commended – Kent Health and Housing Coordinators and Handy Person Enablement Service, nominated by Peabody
Winner – The RISE Team, nominated by Thanet DC (RISE – Rough Sleeper Intervention Support & Empowerment)
Excellence in the Private Sector – Award sponsored by Kent Developers Group
Winner – Homefinder Scheme & Lenworth House, Maidstone Borough Council
Unsung Hero / Neighbour of the Year
Highly Commended – Audrey Hughes, nominated by Golding Homes & Graham Whitehead nominated by Optivo.
Winner – Alexander Roarke, Margate Kitchen, nominated by Town and Country Housing.
Special Recognition Award
Two awards and certificates were presented to both Eileen Martin and Deborah White, of Optivo and West Kent Housing Association in recognition of their dedication and commitment to housing and communities across Kent and Medway. Both Eileen and Deborah have been engaged and hugely influential for Kent Housing for over a decade, both have been Chair of the Group and have also supported and mentored KHG sub groups. Both ladies are retiring from their respective roles with Optivo and West Kent and therefore also stepping down from KHG and will be missed, a huge thank you to both of them from all at Kent Housing Group.
Please note that photos and information from the ceremony about the nominations shortlisted will be available on this page in the coming few days. If you would like any additional information about the event or the information about the winning and highly commended nominations please contact the KHG Partnership Manager Rebecca Smith.