Essex Housing Awards 2022 to culminate in awards ceremony

14 October 2022

The Essex Housing Awards 2022, in association with Birketts, is counting down to its awards ceremony next month.

The Awards, which recognise high-quality developments, services and or individuals from the public, private and voluntary sector and promote best practice across the county, will culminate in a glittering Awards Ceremony at Greenwoods Hotel in Ingatestone on 3 November.

The evening will be compered by BBC Home Editor Mark, with the awards being presented by some of the supporters of the event.

This year there were 12 categories open to entry, including:

  • Delivering Services for Vulnerable People
  • Climate Action
  • Construction Skills
  • Building Garden Communities
  • Excellence in Design
  • Excellence in Development (Small)
  • Excellence in Development (Medium)
  • Excellence in Development (Large)
  • Housing Professional of the Year
  • Meeting Housing Need
  • Supporting COVID-19 Recovery
  • Working in Partnership

Associate Partner Birketts, one of the top UK law firms, based in Chelmsford will be presenting the Working in Partnership Award.

Steven Kay, Partner and head of the Housebuilder Team at Birketts, said: “We are thrilled to be sponsoring this year’s Essex Housing Awards and are really looking forward to the awards evening in November. Essex’s housing market is truly thriving and the Awards are testament to the high-quality developments, organisations and people delivering housing growth across the County. Good luck to all those shortlisted and I can’t wait to help reveal the winners on the night.”

Scrutton Bland, a medium sized tax and accountancy business in Essex, operating and focused upon a number of key sectors and specialisms including land and property and construction will be presenting the Climate Action award.

Gavin Birchall, Tax Partner at Scrutton Bland said: Essex has a pressing need for high quality housing, and the awards help to recognise the quality and skills of some of the businesses in this sector who operate in Essex.  We are sponsors of the Climate Action Award as we recognise that organisations across all sectors need to respond to the climate crisis and take impactful steps such as addressing their carbon footprint to meet the 2030 net zero carbon target. I am looking forward to presenting the award on the night.”

 CHP is a local charitable housing association based in Chelmsford, Essex and will be presenting the award for the Meeting Housing Need category winners.

Paul Edwards, Chief Executive of CHP said: “The Essex Housing Awards recognise the significant contribution organisations are making to provide safe, quality, and affordable homes which are the foundation for transforming lives and communities. I look forward to celebrating the great work being done across Essex during what is a challenging time for everyone”.

Close Brothers Property Finance, are property specialists who provide personalised, flexible finance to property developers and investors across the property industry and will be presenting the Excellence in Development (Medium) award.

Daniel Joyce, Director, Close Brothers Property Finance said: “As we continue to fund development in Essex through our longstanding clients, such as Charles James Developments and Hills Residential among others, we look forward to establishing new relationships and celebrating the trailblazing developers across the wide-ranging Essex Housing award categories.”

The drinks reception for the evening is also supported by RentPlus, their award-winning affordable rent to buy offer is largely supporting key and essential workers, and other aspirant homeowners, unable to save for a deposit because of lower incomes and often high private rents.

For more information on the awards programme, visit

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