Coun­cil worker wins pres­ti­gious award

The Oban Times - - BUSINESS NEWS -

An Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil worker has scooped a pres­ti­gious award for her work to com­bat the prob­lem of empty homes.

Empty Homes Of­fi­cer Kelly Ferns has been named Out­stand­ing In­di­vid­ual at the How­dens Scot­tish Empty Homes Cham­pi­ons of the Year Awards for her com­mit­ment and ded­i­ca­tion to empty homes work. Her col­lab­o­ra­tive ap­proach and pas­sion as well as con­sis­tent re­sults were recog­nised by the panel.

Coun­cil­lor Robin Cur­rie, Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil’s Pol­icy Lead for Hous­ing, said: ‘This is won­der­ful news. Kelly has a real pas­sion for the work she does, and goes above and beyond to pro­vide the best pos­si­ble out­comes for empty homes in Ar­gyll and Bute. Kelly is an ex­tremely wor­thy win­ner and a credit to the ser­vice. Well done.’

Kelly with Hous­ing Min­is­ter Kevin Ste­wart MSP.

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