THREE of Scotland’s home builders are celebrating winning headline awards at the return of trade body Homes for Scotland’s (HFS) annual ceremony held in Edinburgh last Friday 20 May.
The event, which was attended by some 1,000 senior industry representatives and their guests, saw Cruden Homes take the award in the large home builder category, with Whiteburn Projects being celebrated as top SME and CCG (Scotland) crowned Home Builder of the Year (Affordable Housing Provider).
The three home builders were selected by the independent judging panel for their approaches to “going the extra mile” to deliver developments or practices which stood out from the crowd.
With all shortlisted development entries subject to a site visit by the panel as well as a separate online interview with senior management representatives, judges were hugely impressed by the headline winners, noting demonstrations of strong community engagement, high levels of customer satisfaction and a commendable focus on innovation across the board.
Chair of the independent judging panel David Knight, former Managing Director at Avant Homes, said: “As Chair of this year’s refreshed judging panel, I was delighted to see such strong submissions from HFS members, particularly given the challenges of the past couple of years.”
“These entries showcased organisations which are not only rising to the challenge of delivering more of the much-needed homes we require across the length and breadth of the country but are doing so in a way which goes above and beyond – that could be in terms of their use of innovative technologies or building techniques, creation of a sense of place and community or notable sustainability features – and all with the customer to the fore.”
“The panel therefore congratulates all who entered and those taking home the top awards.”
A full list of winners can be accessed HERE.