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2021 Categories

Please see the 2021 categories below

Board/committee member of the year - sponsored by Fortem

Board members, committee members and non-execs play a crucial role in driving an organisation forward. We’re looking for someone who has really embodied that role to have a big impact over the last 12 months. Whatever their role this person has they will have demonstrated outstanding effort and performance. They will be passionate about the work the organisation they represent does and they will have made a very real difference.

Employer of the year

In a difficult year, this award aims to pick up on the employer that has provided an environment in which individuals and teams can succeed and thrive. We’re looking for an organisation invests in staff training and development, that represents the communities it works with and can demonstrate a clear culture of inclusion and innovation. Basically, we’re looking for the best, most inclusive place to work in the housing sector.

Inclusion champion – sponsored by Jigsaw

We’re looking for a professional who has gone the extra mile to promote inclusion. They could have taken the lead on gender inequality in their organisation or supported LGBT+ or Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic people in their communities. Whatever their role, they will be able to demonstrate concerted effort to put inclusion at the heart of their work and be able to show clear results.

Professional of the year - sponsored by Novus Property Solutions

This award recognises someone who has delivered an outstanding contribution in the housing sector over the last 12 months. Professionalism will be at the heart of their activity and they will live and breathe housing. We’re looking for someone who has demonstrated they are absolutely committed to the sector and who has played a crucial role in driving performance and the housing agenda forward. It is open to professionals operating in a wide range of roles within organisations as well as consultants who have made a crucial contribution to support housing providers. Entrants could work in construction, finance, engineering, architecture, project management, planning, marketing, the front line or any other role that makes an important contribution to the success of a housing organisation.

Young achiever – sponsored by Anthony Collins Solicitors

This award recognises the contribution of someone under 30 who is making waves in the housing sector. We’re looking for someone who has quickly got to grips with the demands of the housing sector to make their mark in their organisation. The impact of their work on their organisation and the communities they work in will be clear, as will their passion and commitment to make a difference.

Woman of the year – sponsored by Aico

This award will recognise someone who has been an inspiration to others over the last 12 months. They will be an outstanding ambassador for women in housing and excel in whatever they do. They could be a housing professional, a tenant or anyone else who has had a hugely positive impact. We are looking for someone who has demonstrated real leadership, a personal commitment to supporting other women in their personal and professional development and a willingness to speak truth to power.

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