Innovative Ascham energy partnership highly commended at PPC/TPC Awards

The Ascham Energy Partnership was awarded a Highly Commended Award for Best Innovation at the national PPC Awards on 7 October 2013.

The PPC / TPC contract framework provides a foundation and route map for the partnering process and can be applied to any type of partnered project in any jurisdiction. The awards encourage applicants to demonstrate knowledge drawn from recent/current innovative research or experience of partnering.

The award which was submitted by Osborne Property Services Limited faced strong competition with over 50 applications from across the country which included contractors and clients alike. The application centred around the way the Ascham Energy Partnership was created and developed in an original and unique way.

The partnership aims to tackle fuel poverty and provide community benefits through the installation of energy efficiency measures to properties managed by Ascham Homes, the arm’s length management organisation of London Borough of Waltham Forest. The works will be partly funded through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), and the relationship may be extended to benefit private householders in the borough.

Shane Hughes, Chairman of the PPC/TPC Steering Group said: “This is a first class example of how TPC and a committed team can share expertise, pool resources and deliver impressive results. Getting ECO funded works off the ground is never easy and whilst it is in its early stages, this project is shaping itself as an exemplar of best practice for others to follow”.

Nick Sterling, Managing Director of Osborne said: “We are delighted to see that the efforts of the partnership have been recognised. We have used the processes within the TPC2005 contract form to lay the foundation of a successful programme”.

Jo Murphy, Deputy Chief Executive of Ascham Homes said, “We were keen that our residents benefit from ECO – and Osborne have been key in drawing together the works and funding. This is not just about lower bills for our residents, but a chance to develop community benefits such as much needed training and employment opportunities”.