Housing associations recognised for procurement excellence at SPA Awards

Clive Feeney (director of SPA), Julie Williams (community benefit officer at Wheatley Group), Mark Beaumont (Cyclist and SPA Awards host)

More than 200 representatives from the Scottish public sector gathered to celebrate procurement excellence within the housing sector at the first ever Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA) Awards ceremony.

The inaugural awards event was held in the Grand Ballroom at the historic Grand Central Hotel in the centre of Glasgow last month, with attendees from SPA partners, appointed companies and strategic partners from across Scotland.

Clive Feeney, Alison Lowrie (community benefit officer at Eildon Housing Association), Gill Henry (business development officer at Hart Builders Ltd), Mark Beaumont

Hosted by world record breaking cyclist, Mark Beaumont, the SPA Awards celebrated the excellent projects that have been delivered through SPA’s frameworks since its inception in 2016. SPA were delighted with the volume and quality of all the submissions, which were judged externally by a panel of sector experts.

There were 25 organisations honoured as finalists in the six awards categories with seven winning awards.

Clive Feeney, Karen Shaw (business development manager at CCG Scotland Ltd), Robin Paterson (senior contract administrator at East Ayrshire Council), Mark Beaumont

The winners were:

  • Best Use of Rebate – Wheatley Group for it Changing Lives Programme
  • Best Community Benefit Initiative – Eildon Housing Association & Hart Builders Ltd for its joint Community Benefit Initiative Officer
  • Best Housing Project – East Ayrshire Council and CCG (Scotland) Ltd for the Barbieston Road project in Dalrymple
  • Most Sustainable Project – East Ayrshire Council and Engie for their work improving energy efficiency for over 400 homes
  • Most Innovative Project – East Ayrshire Council and CCG (Scotland) Ltd for the Health Place Conversion and Upgrade
  • Gold Hat Award for Best Appointed Company – Hart Builders Ltd
  • Clive Feeney, Stephen Nugent (Business Development Director at Engie), Mark Beaumont

    Clive Feeney, director of SPA, said: “We’ve had so much positive feedback from our partners and appointed companies. All those in attendance really enjoyed the day and took advantage of the opportunity to network with colleagues and industry professionals.

    “We were also delighted with the support we received from our sponsors who helped make this event so special.”

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