The Annual TPAS Awards took place on Friday 16th November, 2018 at The MacDonalds Hotel, Aviemore.
Over 400 tenants, committee members and housing professionals gathered to celebrate achievements in Tenant Participation over the past 12 months.
The ceremony was once again compered by Jane McCarry and Mark Cox, otherwise known as Isa and Tam from “Still Game”.
Fyne Homes won ‘Runner Up’ in both the categories they shortlisted for, which were:-
- Best Practice in Developing Communities - Housing and Fabric – this was for the impressive work Karen Hilton and her Fyne Heat team have delivered in our rural locations, helping tenants save money on their fuel bills and reducing the carbon footprint.
- Tenant Participation Champion - Organisation - this was the main award of the evening and was for the range of activities Craig Baxter has been delivering on behalf of Fyne Homes with the help of the staff in all departments.
There were dozens of organisations in for these awards and to be shortlisted is a great achievement, so we are very proud of our success in achieving runner up for these worthy categories, especially given that we are up against organisations with significantly more resources and tenants. To put it into context the winner of TP Organisation to which we were runner up was Fife Council, who have 30,261 homes and a rental income of £107m.
Craig was also asked to present in one of the sessions on Sunday morning, Baking Up A Storm which was based on the Great British Bake Off and part of the “Technical Challenge” had to give the top 3 tips for a successful TP programme. One of Craig’s tips was a ‘whole organisation approach’ and he spoke of the activities that various members of staff have been involved in from all departments. Anne Cook, from the Scottish Government was there as one of the panel judges for this session and loved our approach and commented very positively on it!