Posted on September 11, 2017 by Kim Mead

Thursday 7th September saw the return of the annual National Housing Awards at the Lancaster London hotel. With 11 award categories and one overall winner, the awards recognise the success of housebuilders and developers operating in the affordable housing sector.

motive8’s Rob Clarke speaks to one of the delegates

This year motive8 sponsored the Best Scheme in Planning award. As part of our sponsorhip, we were invited to exhibit at the hotel both before and after the awards ceremony. It was an early start for some of the team, as we reached the hotel at 8am to start setting up our stand. Two banners, a TV showcasing all our gym design videos, m8 branded trolley key rings and colourful Z-cards offering health and lifestyle tips from the motive8 team were all on display to attract passers by. We also had a competition to win a pair of On trainers, kindly donated by our PR & Marketing agency, Aspire.

motive8’s sponsorship in the awards brochure

At 11:30am guests started to arrive, and the room was soon filled with hundreds delegates, many of whom were intrigued to learn more about how health and wellbeing services can be of benefit to the residents living in their schemes. It was then time for the awards, with actor, comedian and presenter Hugh Dennis hosting. He was absolutely brilliant!

Post awards, it was back for more networking and celebrating with the companies who had won awards.

motive8 on the sponsorship screen!

Hugh Dennis entertains and presents the awards

All in all it was a productive (and long!) day, but also highlighted that the affordable housing sector is only just starting to realise the potential of including leisure facilities in their schemes and that hopefully motive8 can be there to share the journey.

Kimberley Mead, Gym & Spa Design