Homes for Good shortlisted for five awards

Homes for GoodGlasgow-based social enterprise and letting agency Homes for Good has been shortlisted for five annual business and professional awards this year in recognition of its ongoing commitment to ethics, social change and tenants’ wellbeing.

Homes for Good has been trading since March 2013 and currently manages around 250 private rented sector properties across the West of Scotland and the Central Belt.

The company is a finalist in both the Social Enterprise of the Year and the Social Impact Award categories of the Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2016, due to be announced in the Scottish Parliament on November 10.

Homes for Good has also been shortlisted for the Social Enterprise of the Year award as part of the 2016 Scottish Business Awards, which will take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on November 17.

Director Susan Aktemel is the only Scottish entrepreneur to feature on a shortlist of six women competing for the Social Enterprise Women’s Champion category of the 2016 Social Enterprise UK Awards, the winners of which will be announced at a special ceremony in Covent Garden on November 28.

Meanwhile, Homes for Good tenancy support officer Joey Lawrie is in the running for the Margaret Vass Award for Excellence in Frontline Housing as part of CIH Scotland’s 2016 Housing Excellence Awards, which take place on November 11.

Homes for Good director, Susan Aktemel, said: “It’s great to receive recognition for the Homes for Good team by being shortlisted for such prestigious awards this year. We pride ourselves on the work we do to support vulnerable households in accessing quality homes in the private rented sector while at the same time offering our landlord customers excellent service in the management of their properties.

“As a social enterprise, Homes for Good thinks social in every aspect of its operations, from staffing to suppliers, from business partnerships to the support we provide to our tenants. In so doing, we have sought to strike a suitable balance and to place socially responsible business practice on an equal footing with generating income, the lifeblood of any business.”

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