Homes for Good crowned Social Enterprise of the Year
A Scottish letting agency has been recognised for its ongoing commitment to placing ethics and social change at the centre of its business model after being named Social Enterprise of the Year, the top prize at this year’s Social Enterprise Awards Scotland.
Glasgow-based Homes for Good is a brand-new concept in letting and the first of his kind in Scotland. It operates as a social business, offering landlords a top-class property service, while reinvesting all profits into helping vulnerable tenants make happy, secure homes in their rented properties.
Founded in March 2013 Homes for Good currently manages around 250 properties across the West of Scotland and the Central Belt.
Director of Homes for Good, Susan Aktemel, said: “It’s a real honour to be named Social Enterprise of the Year. I think it’s a real tribute to the hard work and dedication of everyone at Homes for Good. We have big ambitions for the future and are looking forward to moving into new premises next year so we can provide even more targeted services to landlords and tenants including the creation of a dedicated tenant information and advice hub.”
Held at the Scottish Parliament and presented by Angela Constance, cabinet secretary for communities, social security and equalities, the Social Enterprise Awards are Scotland’s annual awards programme for innovation and success in social enterprise.
This year, there were a total of six Scotland Awards categories, with the winners in two of them (Social Enterprise of the Year Scotland and One to Watch Scotland) being automatically shortlisted in the Social Enterprise UK Awards.