Google, one of the world’s biggest companies, is sponsoring this year’s What House? Awards . The ceremony is widely recognized as the ‘Oscars’ of the house building industry and will take place at The Grosvenor House hotel in London on November 20th .
The What House? Awards, in their 28th year, are the most prestigious and long established in the UK house building industry. They unveil exciting, dynamic new developers, delivering pioneering projects to their local markets, as well as highlighting the innovations of the industry’s major players who build across the country. Recognising this hugely important role Tailored Home (www.tailoredhome.net) are also sponsoring three of this year’s categories – Best House, Best Small Housing Association and Best Large Housing Association.
The editorial director of Showhouse and annual host of the What House? Awards, said: “It is fantastic to have Google, one of the world’s biggest brands, on board as a sponsor. It is a tribute both to the search engine giant’s commitment to working with the house building industry to drive traffic, leads and sales, and to the reputation of the What House? Awards, recognised as the ultimate new homes accolades.”
Ben Wood, head of property at Google, said: "Google are delighted to be associated with the What House? Awards and look forward to further strengthening our relationships with the UK house building industry.”
Google is the latest in a line of prestigious sponsors, all leaders in their fields, to sign up for the Awards, rewarding the very best new homes in Britain.
Despite an incredibly difficult year with new sites mothballed and reductions in build numbers, What House? Awards judges are reporting entries across 23 categories. As the company explains “Last year’s Awards ceremony was still a great occasion, rewarding the best, if a little less celebratory than usual, given the widespread redundancies in the industry. There are still huge economic problems to overcome and housing issues to resolve, but we have got a great feeling that this year’s Awards could prove a seminal moment in the new homes recovery, with some great house builders and homes in the mix for awards and the marketing opportunities they give the industry going into 2010, backed by a phenomenal line up of sponsors supporting this fantastic event.”