Finalists announced for Pride of Queens Cross Awards

Thursday 13 September 2018

TThe awards recognise community champions who have gone above and beyond to improve the community and services.he search has been narrowed to find Queens Cross' local heroes.

The finalists for our Pride of Queens Cross Awards 2018 have been announced. Held every two years, the event honours community champions.

The awards, the third of its kind, recognise local residents and staff who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to improve the community and services.

Following a record number of entries, a three-person judging panel made the final decision as to who would be shortlisted in each of the seven categories which make up the awards. Funded by sponsors, the showpiece ceremony takes place at the Hilton Grosvenor hotel on November 9.

Sarah Boyack, Head of Public Affairs at the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations, was one of those involved in the judging process. She was impressed with the high standard of nominations for this year’s event.

Posting on Twitter, Sarah said: “It was a privilege to help judge nominees for the Pride of Queens Cross Awards.

“It’s a testament to the fantastic work of housing association staff, tenants and volunteers #toughtochoose”

Categories in the awards include leadership, teamwork and outstanding service to the community.

“With a record number of nominations this year, it highlights just how much good is being done within the community and the association,” Chief Executive, Shona Stephen, said.

“The finalists all deserve huge credit and it is great to see them being recognised for their achievements.

“And also a big thank you to our main sponsor, OPC, and all the other category sponsors. Without their generous contribution, none of this would have been possible.”

You can see a full list of all the nominated finalists at