CIH Excellence Awards: Pictures and award winners



The winners of Scotland’s annual awards for excellence in housing were announced at a special awards dinner at the Radisson Blu in Glasgow on Friday, attended by over 400 guests from across the housing sector.

The winners of this year’s awards. Image by @DiTas3va

Growing each year since its inception, this year’s CIH Excellence Awards received a record number of entries with over 100 projects, teams and individuals applying over eighteen award categories.

Homes for Good was presented with the award for Excellence in the Private Rented Sector. Access to Opportunities from North Lanarkshire Council won the Excellence in Delivering Homelessness Services award.

Port of Leith Housing Association celebrates its Excellence in Organisational Change award

‘Transforming our frontline response to domestic abuse’ of the Wheatley Group received the Excellence in Learning and Development award. ‘Culture Club’ of Port of Leith Housing Association won the Excellence in Organisational Change award.

Communities Fun Day from South Ayrshire Council received the Excellence in Communications award. ‘We’re awake when you are!’ of River Clyde Homes were presented with the award for Excellence in Customer Service.

The team from South Ayrshire Councill collect the award for Excellence in Scrutiny

Laurieston Living of Urban Union won the award for Excellence in Regeneration. Roman Fields, Twechar of Places for People received the award for Excellence in Development for Affordable Housing.

Scrutiny & Performance groups from South Ayrshire Council won the award for Excellence in Scrutiny. The 415 Living Well Innovation Hub of Glasgow Housing Association received the Excellence in Housing Innovation award.

It was a successful night for Excellence in the Private Rented Sector winners Homes for Good

Wellwynd Hub of East Lothian Council was presented with the award for Excellence in Health and Wellbeing. Community Safety - CCTV Services to Housing, of North Lanarkshire Council, won the Professional Service Provider of the Year award.

Margaret Kelly, Ann Pickering, Eleanor O’Brien, Karen McGettigan, Stephen Llewellyn and Clare Varghese from North Lanarkshire Council, received the Housing Team of the Year award.

Weslo Housing Management chief executive Mike Bruce (left) with CIH President Jim Strang

Individual awards went to:

  • Marion Rayner from Berwickshire Housing Association won the Margaret Vass - Excellence in Frontline Housing
  • Jennifer Russell of Glasgow Housing Association received the Excellence in Leadership
  • Roger Popplewell from Maryhill Housing Association won the award for Outstanding Contribution to Housing.
  • Jenna Lamb of the Wheatley Group was presented with the Apprentice of the Year
  • Kyle McKay from South Ayrshire Council received the Bob Allan – Young Achiever in Housing

Callum Chomczuk, director of CIH Scotland, said: “It has been a wonderful night here at the 2019 Excellence Awards. With over 400 attendees, it is an event that keeps growing each year, and I am delighted that so many could attend to celebrate good practice within the housing sector. Across those who won and were shortlisted, there was an impressive standard of excellence, and everyone should be proud of what they have achieved.

“As CIH is the home for professional standards, this event is not just about celebrating good practice, it is about disseminating good practice. Accordingly, we will be releasing the good practice compendium following the awards to share what we have seen here across the sector.”



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