National housing award for Dundee & Angus Empty Homes Officer


Emoty Homes award 

The Scottish Empty Homes Champion of the Year Awards took place on Wednesday 15 November 2017 as part of the Scottish Empty Homes Conference. The annual conference was being held this year at the Lighthouse, Glasgow.

The awards were presented by Kevin Stewart MSP, Minister for Local Government and Housing and Phil Hanson of Howden’s Joinery, the event sponsor.

There were 5 awards up for grabs in the following categories –

  • Best Before and After Photograph
  • Best Use of the Media (Angus Council a finalist in this category)
  • Outstanding Service (Dundee & Angus Shared Service a finalist)
  • Best Project
  • Outstanding Individual (Sean Maxwell winner of this category)

Congratulations to Sean Maxwell, our Empty Homes Officer who was announced as the winner of the Outstanding Individual category.

The Howden’s Scottish Empty Homes Champion of the Year Award for this category is awarded to the individual who has over the past year, in the view of the judging panel, has gone above and beyond to promote and champion empty homes work in Scotland.


Empty Homes Officer nominated for national awards

Empty Homes Offcier photo



Sean Maxwell

Empty Homes Officer




We are proud to announce that our Empty Homes Officer, Sean Maxwell, has been nominated for the Howden’s Champion of the Year Awards 2017 in three categories:

  • Outstanding Service,
  • Outstanding individual and
  • the Best Use of the Media.

Sean spends half of his time with us and the other half with Dundee City Council in an innovative partnership agreement which helps both Councils to support landlords and owners to bring their empty properties back into use.

All at the Housing News Blog will be keeping our fingers crossed for Sean on 15 November 2017 when the winners will be announced during the Annual Scottish Empty Homes Conference in Glasgow.