Barratt Homes has been crowned Homes for Scotland’s Home Builder of the Year at the trade body’s largest ever ceremony, which was held in Edinburgh last week in front of an 1100-strong crowd of senior industry leaders and guests.
The awards, which were presented by comedian and actor Tim Vine, recognise the achievements of those involved in delivering the wide range of quality homes Scotland desperately needs, with judging criteria significantly strengthened over the last couple of years to ensure that they remain the most robust and credible within the industry.
Barratt scooped the top honour as the result of its strong showing in three categories, customer focus and commitment to Scotland. Judges were also impressed with the pride and passion demonstrated by senior management during a comprehensive interview.
Kareen Davidson, chair of the independent judging panel for a second consecutive year and former sales & marketing director at Bett Homes, said: “With the rigorous judging process which is in place ensuring that Homes for Scotland awards are very much worth winning, I have been delighted to see the quality of entries increase year-on-year.
“All of the finalists were strong contenders in their own right and all are therefore extremely worthy of recognition. This was reinforced by the judging process involving site inspections in the development categories, the introduction of interviews in the Supporting Organisation category and the need to demonstrate how the needs of a modern day family are met in the Home of the Year category.
“Judging the awards has been a tough but rewarding job and we congratulate everyone who entered for their commitment and showcasing their achievements in helping to ensure we are building enough homes for Scotland.”
Douglas McLeod, regional managing director for Barratt Scotland, added: “Design, quality and service are at the heart of what we are trying to achieve. We take an enormous amount of pride in the consistently high levels of quality and service that we deliver for our customers across Scotland.
“It’s a great achievement for Barratt Homes and its developments to be recognised as leaders in terms of the quality of what we do. We are passionate about the homes we build so it’s fantastic to be acknowledged by the Homes for Scotland panel in this way. In the end it’s not just about individual homes that we build it’s about the places we create.”
A full list of winners can be accessed here.