Springfield Partnerships Wins Partnership of the Year Award 2014

26 November 2014
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Springfield Partnerships, the affordable housing specialist, won Partnership of the year on the 25th November 2014.

 Training Opportunities in Lothian (TOIL), part of the Port of Leith Housing Association, presented the award to Alex Main an apprentice at Springfield’s Muirhouse site in Edinburgh.

 TOIL secures 18-week work placements, which can lead to apprenticeships, for young people across the Lothian region – several are currently working at Muirhouse with Alex.

Having prepared trainees for work, TOIL support their young people throughout their apprenticeship and provide them with tools and protective clothing.

Tom Leggeat, Partnerships Director said:

“Thanks must go to Contracts Manager, Kevin Rooney, Site Manager, Alan Banks and Assistant Site Manager, Scott Walker at Muirhouse who have worked closely with TOIL and given the young guys on site a much needed boost onto the career ladder. 

“It shows that any initiative of this nature, no matter the size can make a difference to people’s lives.”

And this isn’t the only good news to come from the Muirhouse development this month.

Site Manager, Alan Banks, has recently been named ‘UK Site Manager of the Year’ at the Premier Guarantee Excellence awards ceremony in London.

Alan and his team were recognised for delivering outstanding and exceptional quality homes in Edinburgh for Muirhouse Housing Association. 

Alan Banks said:

“It is really satisfying being part of the Muirhouse Development. Feedback from tenants who have moved into the new homes has been outstanding. I know all the Springfield team are looking forward to seeing more tenants move in and benefit from these highly energy efficient homes.”