Jenny does it again

National accolade for RCH Board Member Jenny Speck

Jenny EVH Award

27 November 2019

Congratulations are due to River Clyde Homes’ board member Jenny Speck who, on Friday night, won the Helen McGregor award at the EVH annual conference at St Andrews.

The award recognises the very important role in housing that people, like Jenny, play and their outstanding contribution to their communities.

Jenny was presented with a trophy and a £500 cheque by celebrity Edward Reid.

In 2016 Jenny, who has worked in a range of voluntary roles in the community, was awarded the Tenant/Resident of the Year Award by TPAS (Tenant Participatory Advisory Service) in recognition of her outstanding work within the Greenock community and beyond.

Before becoming a board member, Jenny chaired the Broomhill Tenants and Residents Association and campaigned relentlessly for the regeneration of the area. Her heart and mind are very much community focused and she gave generously of her time to ensure that the voices of the community were both heard and listened to.

Jenny is, of course, thrilled to bits with the award. She said: “This came completely out-of-the-blue. I feel humbled to be following in the footsteps of many people who have made a very real difference to their communities. Houses are more than just buildings: they are homes. And home is perhaps the most important place in anyone’s life. I enjoy my involvement in the social housing sector and plan to continue for many years to come.”

Jillian Moffat, Chair of the Board, attended the ceremony with Jenny and said afterwards: “Everyone in the room recognised that Jenny’s award was well deserved. Her contribution to housing reaches back for years and she continues to work tirelessly through the River Clyde Homes’ Board, bringing a customer focused view to the table. This is invaluable and on behalf of the Board and staff, I would like to send our congratulations.”



Note: Helen McGregor was a founding member of Shettleston Housing Association and EVH, which provides unlimited support to the governing bodies of not for profit and voluntary organisations. Following her death, EVH created an annual award in her memory.