Contractor Keepmoat has been shortlisted for a national award for its work transforming Anfield, bringing more than 300 new homes to the area. Keepmoat's scheme was shortlisted for best regeneration project at the Housebuilder Awards 2013. Keepmoat worked with Liverpool City Council and Your Housing Group to regenerate Anfield streets, including Granton Road and Herschell Street. The winner of the best regeneration project will be announced at a ceremony at the Tower Hotel in London on Thursday 7 November.
Warrington-based design agency, Future, won gold and silver at the Roses Creative Awards, for two projects completed for The Land Trust. The gold award was won for the Land Trust's annual report and silver for use of illustration featured throughout a corporate brochure and in other marketing activities including a short video to accompany the report.
Tate Liverpool achieved gold standard in the Green Tourism Business Scheme, which offers guidelines to tourism businesses on how to make their operations more sustainable while delivering a high quality service. Tate Liverpool was graded against a set of criteria with over 150 individual measures, which focused on 10 different areas including energy and water efficiency, waste management and purchasing. GTBS is the national sustainable tourism certification scheme.
Leanne Gleave, who works for City West Housing Trust in Salford, scooped the tenant / resident involvement officer of the year award at the national finals of the Tenant Participation Advisory Service Awards. The awards event, held in the Concorde Conference Centre at Manchester Airport, recognised organisations and individuals working in social housing across the country. Gleave, who works as a youth involvement officer for City West, has helped transform the way the organisation works with young people in its West Salford neighbourhoods over the last two years. She helped set up City West's youth empowerment panel, which gives young people a say in how City West is run, and has led a series of popular social media campaigns to get more youngsters involved in community projects.
The Livingcity Group of Companies, the Manchester-based property and asset management firm, is celebrating after securing ISO 9001:2008 Certification. ISO 9001 is the International Standard for Quality Management and provides companies with a set of key principles that ensures a common-sense approach to the management of all business activities and is designed to consistently achieve customer satisfaction. The assessment process was conducted over two days by BSI, the business standards company, and included interviews with key staff as well as the senior management team. The quality management systems for each division within The Livingcity Group of Companies – LcBC, Livingcity Asset Management, Livingcity Works, TLCbyLc and Livingcity.co.uk – were carefully reviewed including customer satisfaction, objective and performance measurement, delivery of core services, audits and competence learning and communication. Meanwhile, the Livingcity Group has launched its first online presence for Livingcity Building Consultants, which is the firm's chartered building surveying division. The new website, created by DigitallyDexterous, is now LcBC's dedicated hub for both existing and new clients as well as the wider business and property communities. LcBC launched last year and is headed by David Shaw, an experienced chartered building surveyor with 31 years' experience of working across the construction industry. The new LcBC site is live now and can be viewed at http://www.lcbuildingconsultants.co.uk/