SPA Awards 2018 hailed as a huge success!

On Wednesday 3rd October, over 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, with attendees from SPA partners, appointed companies and strategic partners from across Scotland

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 6 awards categories with 7 winning awards.

Congratulations to the following organisations who each won their category at the prestigious SPA Awards 2018!

 

Best Use of Rebate

Wheatley Group for their Changing Lives Programme

 

Best Community Benefit Initiative

Eildon Housing Association & Hart Builders Ltd for their 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

Feedback and comments received from attendees has been overwhelmingly positive and many stating they are eagerly awaiting the next event.  

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.”