Last Friday (24th February), Derby Homes’ staff spent the evening at the Efficiency East Midlands (EEM) Building Communities’ Awards in Nottingham.

These awards recognise achievements within the housing and construction industry and acknowledge the significant contributions social housing providers, contractors and manufacturers are making to our communities.

Derby Homes were shortlisted in five categories:

  1. Innovation – for the in-house delivery of New Homes
  2. Health & Safety
  3. Sustainability & Renewable Technologies – for the in-house management and monitoring of solar photovoltaic power systems that have been installed around the city
  4. Tenant of the Year – Mick Whitehead
  5. Apprentice of the Year (16-24) – Connor Spence

They were also included as part of a joint entry submitted by their partners Valliant for the Normanton Project, an ongoing regeneration project to tidy up parts of Peartree and Normanton.

At the ceremony itself, Derby Homes won the Health and Safety Award, and were runners-up in Sustainability and Renewable Technologies and Apprentice of the Year 16-24.

Derby Homes staff at the 'Building Communities' Awards
Derby Homes staff at the ‘Building Communities’ Awards

The ceremony also saw EEM’s fundraising target for Dementia UK being absolutely smashed. A total of £28,000 was raised, which will go toward recruiting and training an Admiral Nurse to provide advice and support for families coping with dementia in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

Councillor Fareed Hussain, Cabinet Member for Urban Renewal said about Derby Homes’ success:

“I am extremely proud of our Derby Homes team who once again have shown that they provide excellent and award winning housing services to the people of Derby and work tirelessly to support and improve local communities.”

Published: Tuesday 28 February, 2017