Rewarding quality in homebuilding
DEMONSTR ATING the determination of homebuilders to overcome the difficulties of the past two years, industry body Homes for Scotland has received more than 50 entries for its 2010 Quality Awards.
Chief Executive Jonathan Fair said: “There has never been a greater need for new homes. However, despite the fragile confidence that may be returning to the marketplace, we remain a long way from recovery and many challenges need to be overcome before we can look forward to any meaningful increase in output.
“Our Quality Awards encompass a range of issues high on our own strategic agenda and those of our stakeholders. In addition to encouraging positive partnerships with government agencies and local authorities, they will also provide some extremely val- uable learning opportunities for the public and private sectors.”
The independent judging panel has already met for an initial review of submissions and was impressed by the quality and innovative nature of the entries.
Housing Minister Alex Neil, who will attend the organisation’s annual lunch on Friday, May 21, when the winners will be announced, commented: “I am delighted to lend my support to the Homes for Scotland Quality Awards 2010.
“At a difficult time for the homebuilding industry, they provide a welcome opportunity to showcase the excellence and commitment to quality of homebuilders and their partners throughout Scotland.”
Housing Minister Alex Neil