KHG Excellence Awards 2019

This year the 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

Medway Homelessness Forum HC Excellent Partnership

Winner – Maidstone Borough Council Multi Agency Partnership

Housing First Winner Excellent Partnership

Excellence in Delivery Services for Vulnerable People

Highly Commended – 57 Beatrice House, Paramount Independent Property Services LLP

Beatrice House Highly Commended Vulnerable People

Winner – DAVSS (Domestic Abuse Volunteer Support Service) nominated by Town & Country Housing

DAVSS Winner Vulnerable People

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

Highly Commended Excellent Development

Winner – Corporation Street, MHS Homes

Winner Corporation Street Excellent Development

Innovation in Digital Transformation – Award sponsored by Engie Regeneration Limited

Highly commended – Optivo Universal Credit Automation Project

Highly Commended Optivo Innovation in Digital

Winner – Moat Homes Financial Calculator

Winner Moat Innovation in Digital

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

Highly Commended Excellent Community Project

Winner – The House Project, Edenbridge, nominated by West Kent Housing Association

Winner ‘House’ Excellent Community Project

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

Excellent Young Professional Group Shot

Winner – Jamie Green, Medway Council

Winner Jamie Green Young Professional

Excellent Health or Social Care Professional

Winner – Nicole Foad-Bailey, Peabody, nominated by Kerry Petts from Folkestone & Hythe DC

Winner Nicole Foad-Bailey Health & Social Care

Excellent Housing Professional – Award sponsored by Rent Plus UK

Highly commended – Georgina Deviell, Hyde Housing

Highly Commended Excellent Housing Professional

Winner – Victoria Ackrill, Ashford Borough Council

Winner Housing Professional Ashford BC

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

Highly Commended Team of the Year Peabody

Winner – The RISE Team, nominated by Thanet DC (RISE – Rough Sleeper Intervention Support & Empowerment)

Winner Team of the Year ‘RISE’

Excellence in the Private Sector – Award sponsored by Kent Developers Group

Winner – Homefinder Scheme & Lenworth House, Maidstone Borough Council

Winner Excellent Private Sector

Unsung Hero / Neighbour of the Year

Highly Commended – Audrey Hughes, nominated by Golding Homes & Graham Whitehead nominated by Optivo.

Highly Commended Unsung Hero

Winner – Alexander Roarke, Margate Kitchen, nominated by Town and Country Housing.

Winner Unsung Hero ‘Margate Kitchen’

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.

Deborah White Special Recognition Award
Eileen Martin Special Recognition Award

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.

Winners & Highly Commended Group Shot