Published on: 30 Oct 2019 14:48

Written by: Maryhill Housing

Maryhill Housing Chair, Roger Popplewell, scooped arguably the most prestigious accolade of the night at the recent Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Excellence Awards; Outstanding Contribution to Housing.
The Outstanding Contribution to Housing award recognises those who have consistently gone the extra mile during their careers in housing and have shown passion and commitment to driving positive change in the sector.
Paying tribute to Roger, Maryhill Housing CEO Bryony Willett said: “Roger has driven change not just within Maryhill Housing but in the sector as a whole and is a real ambassador for housing in Scotland”.
Roger was elected Chair of Maryhill Housing in 2016, having been a Board member for four years. Roger has 40 years’ experience in the housing sector, most recently heading the Scottish Government’s Housing Supply Division. 
Prior to that, Roger worked with Communities Scotland, Scottish Homes, local authorities, TPAS and Shelter. Roger is committed to making sure Maryhill Housing offer excellent services that are valued by the community and he is passionate about tenant involvement in running social housing.
The CIH Excellence awards took place at the Raddison Blu hotel on Friday 25th October.
Maryhill Housing were also shortlisted for the CIH Excellence in Housing Innovation award for their ambitious Glenavon Connectivity Project. Together with a variety of project partners, Maryhill Housing has fitted three multi-storey blocks with cutting-edge Internet of Things (IoT) technology, high speed fibre-optic broadband and created a brand new community facility which offers free digital inclusion classes. 
Congratulations from all at Maryhill Housing to Roger on his much-deserved award and to all of the winners in the other categories too!