The Award submissions for 2018 were of a high standard and they truly captured the imagination of the judges.  Read on to find out who was nominated, who won, who sponsored and who judged the TPAS Cymru Awards this year.

Participation Awards 2018 Winners Announced

Social housing tenants and landlords from across Wales came together on the 5th July to celebrate the very best in tenant involvement activity at our annual Participation Awards at the Park Inn, Cardiff.

The TPAS Cymru awards showcase the commitment, dedication, passion and flair of the innovative and creative people who are nominated. A variety of projects and schemes that empower, involve and engage tenants were selected, along with the inspirational work carried out by individuals for the Tenant of the Year, Young Tenant of the Year and the Staff Team of the Year.

Over the years, this event has grown from strength to strength and by now we see it as the “Oscars” of the participation world celebrating the hard work that landlords and tenants do in 9 different categories. This year were very fortunate to have Tim Rhys Evans MBE, and the Founder and Artistic Director of the Aloud Charity as our host. The Aloud Chairty’s mission is to engage each new generation of young people across Wales with the power of choral singing and through this activity to promote self-belief and self-confidence, to encourage aspiration, to build skills and to develop a sense of community.

2018’s submissions were of a high standard and they truly captured the imagination of the judges, not only the quality of the written material sent in, but the innovative and imaginative range of projects and initiatives being undertaken in Wales. The list of winners can be found here.

We are especially grateful to all our independent judges who have given their time to review and assess the nominations:

  • Colm McDaid – Chief Executive, Supporting Communities Northern Ireland
  • Mandy Williams – WCVA Associate
  • Jenny Osbourne – Chief Executive, TPAS England
  • Michelle Wales – Head of Campaigns, Shelter Cymru
  • Allison Hulmes - Professional Officer, BASW
  • Ken Perry – Director, Do-Well (UK) Ltd
  • Jayne Bellis – Managing Director, Pennysmart

In the current financial climate, an event of this scale would not be possible were it not for the commitment, efforts and support of a variety of people. TPAS Cymru would like to formally record our thanks to the main sponsors of TPAS Cymru during 2018, Wales & West Housing, and our lead exhibitors for 2018, Pobl Group. We would also like to thank those organisations who have exhibited and sponsored the individual award categories and registration desk this year, without whose support, the day would not be possible.

To view the Twitter feed from the event use the hashtag #tpascymruawards2018.  Photos taken at the ceremony can be found on our Facebook page