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  • Writer's pictureAthena Team

Our partnership with the WhatHouse? Awards

Updated: Apr 12, 2023

At Athena, we’re proud to manufacture, supply and install quartz and natural stone worksurfaces for some of the UK’s largest and most celebrated housebuilders. Our place in the industry as a trusted surface supplier is hugely important to us. By supporting enterprising housebuilders, we can help drive innovation in the UK housebuilding industry and ensure the continued success of the new-build market.

We’re passionate about celebrating success in the sector. We see first-hand the energy and innovation that goes into the UK housebuilding market, and staying at the forefront of industry changes and trends enables us to better serve our customers. That’s why we’re proud to be a gold partner for the annual WhatHouse? Awards, a prestigious event that awards the very best in the industry.

What are the WhatHouse? Awards?

Known as ‘the oscars of the housebuilding industry’, the WhatHouse? Awards are recognised as the most prestigious accolades in the UK housebuilding world. Held annually, the awards are currently in their 43rd year and identify Britain’s best housebuilders and suppliers throughout a variety of different categories. Awards range from the best large housebuilder to the best sustainable development, each recognising the highest levels of homebuilding excellence in their respective classes.

The WhatHouse? Awards are run by Show House, a leading trade magazine for housebuilders and new homes industry suppliers. It’s an iconic brand within the industry and a stamp of approval from WhatHouse? is a huge endorsement.

Supporting a pioneering industry

We’re proud to be sponsoring the WhatHouse? Awards as a gold partner. It’s always a great event to be involved with and we relish the opportunity to connect with others in the industry, celebrating enterprising housebuilders alongside their trusted suppliers.

Sponsoring the awards helps us to connect with more UK housebuilders who are looking to streamline their worktop supply chains. We see the difference a defined sales process makes, and we want to help more housebuilders effortlessly increase their margins through stylish worksurface upgrades.

A great way for housebuilders to increase margins is with Forza quartz, our own range of quality quartz surfaces that was developed specifically for housebuilders. We saw a gap in the market for an affordable quartz surface material, and having our own range enables us to pass the savings on to our customers. Forza offers the quality expected of a premium quartz worktop, at a lower cost, allowing home buyers to complete their new kitchen with a desirable, quality product. The benefits speak for themselves…

  • It’s unique to Athena and our customers

  • It’s affordable and quality matched

  • It comes in a range of desirable colours and finishes

  • It’s durable, non-porous, stain-resistant and scratch resistant

  • It comes with a 25-year warranty

We know kitchen worksurfaces are just one of many decisions within a house build. But for us, the design, manufacture and installation of quality worktops is second nature. It’s why we’re the trusted partner to housebuilders across the UK.

Celebrating success at the WhatHouse? Awards 2022 Winners’ Dinner

As gold partners of the WhatHouse? Awards 2022, we were delighted to recently attend the winners’ dinner in London. The dinner took place on March 28th and was a fantastic opportunity for the WhatHouse? Awards team, winners and sponsors to come together and celebrate success.

The event took place at the world-famous Tower of London, where we enjoyed a fantastic tour of the iconic tower as well as a private viewing of the Crown Jewels. With almost 300 guests from across the housebuilding industry in attendance, it was great to connect with our peers, meet new people and have the chance to catch up with some old faces too.

Our sponsorship of the WhatHouse? Awards allows us to connect with more UK housebuilders who are interested in streamlining their worktop supply chains. We are the leading supplier to housebuilders throughout the UK because of the ease and efficiency of our service, and our competitive prices.

If you’re interested in chatting about how we could help you increase your margins, we’d love to chat. Get in touch with our friendly team today to find out more.


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