Polish scheme scoops marketing prize

A scheme designed to help the Polish community buy property in the UK has scooped a coveted prize at the 2008 Scottish Legal Awards.

Caesar & Howie’s Kupdom scheme took the laurels in the Summerhall Marketing Initiative of the Year category, designed to reward a company’s success in developing an effective marketing strategy.

Offering a tailored service to Poles, the Kupdom scheme assists individuals in securing finance and purchasing property in the UK.

"Buying a home may seem to be a tough job – especially if you are not proficient in the English language. But the truth is that thousands of people living in Britain buy each year quite successfully and we aim to ensure that thousands of Poles can do that too," the scheme states.

The 14-strong panel was chaired by Margo MacDonald, Independent MSP for the Lothians.

Lady Hazel Cosgrove – Scotland’s first female judge – took the lifetime achievement award.

Award winners were congratulated by guest speaker and former Liverpool defender Alan Hansen.