The greenest social housing organisations in the UK were congratulated at an awards ceremony in London last week, hosted by the award winning stand-up comedian, TV and radio regular, Josie Long and organised by Inside Housing magazine and its sister-publication Sustainable Housing.
Pinnacle PSG was the winner of the Sustainable Social Housing Contractor of the Year award, beating stiff competition from more than 100 entrants from all around the country.
Pinnacle PSG won the award thanks to its approach to environmental care and sustainability which stems from its desire to protect the environment and create life opportunities for generations to come in all the communities in which it works throughout the UK. It was also noted for its constant drive to deliver customer satisfaction at all levels and to help its clients achieve their own environmental and community development goals.
Examples of the organisation’s sustainable, community-focussed projects include: planting schemes across the Midlands region, a recycling centre in Lambeth, cycle cinema events in Woking and Westminster, butterfly gardens and allotments in Brockley and ‘Leap into Action’ community clean-up days in Shepherds Bush among others.
Jess McCabe, the editor of Sustainable Housing, said:
‘Social landlords and their partners are still at the forefront of making sure that housing is sustainable. When you look at some of the most ambitious green, affordable projects in the country, you’ll find they are leading the way. Our annual awards recognise the best of the best.’
Neil Euesden, managing director of Pinnacle PSG, said:
“We are extremely proud to win the Sustainable Social Housing Contractor of the Year award.
“Creating sustainable communities by delivering works and services that focus on the environments in which people live is at the heart of Pinnacle PSG’s ethos. Our teams work hard to ensure that this aim is achieved in exciting, engaging and inclusive ways with residents that create long-lasting social and environmental benefits.”
Inside Housing and Sustainable Housing organised the event in association with the Chartered Institute of Housing, and it was sponsored by United House, H+H, Profile 22, Sustainable Homes, NHBC, Breyer Group, Wates Living Space, Higgins Constructions, Affinity Sutton, Spirotech, Rochdale Boroughwide Housing and Cartrefi Conwy.
Over 600 people gathered for the celebrations at the prestigious London Lancaster Hotel on 18 October 2013.
The judges include some very distinguished experts Cany Ash, Founder of Ash Sakula Architects; Sophie Atkinson, Group Sustainability Manager at Sanctuary Group; Justin Bere, Director of bere:architects; Paul Ciniglio, Sustainability Strategist at First Wessex and last year’s Sustainable Housing Green Social Housing Champion of the Year; Susan Crookston, Director of Blairtummock Housing Association; Stuart Macdonald, Editor of Inside Housing; Elena Marco, Associate Head of Department in Architecture at the University of the West of England; Jess McCabe, Editor of Sustainable Housing; Lynne Miles, Associate at Arup; and Victoria Moore, Head of Sustainability at The Guinness Partnership.