Thames Valley Housing (TVH) has beaten off strong competition to be named Housing Association of the year, achieving gold at the What House awards held in London last week.
The What House judges said “while many other housing associations are still pondering how to react to the multiplicity of challenges created by the financial crisis and the Coalition government’s policies, TVH is out there doing.”
Thames Valley Housing’s successes during the year include launching Fizzy Living, a market rental arm providing high quality homes for people unable to get onto the property ladder, a 50/50 strategic joint venture with Galliford Try to produce new homes for market sale and establishing Academy 4 Housing, a training and employment social enterprise with three other housing associations. As well as this they have improved customer satisfaction substantially and invested in local communities and organisations through their Community Chest Fund.
Geeta Nanda, TVH CEO, said, “I am absolutely delighted that we’ve won gold. This award recognises our commitment to achieving excellence in everything we do and fulfilling our aim of being a housing business with a social purpose.”
The What House judges also added that “with its thoughtful, innovative and fast response to a difficult operating environment, Thames Valley Housing has put itself at the forefront of the sector and is a deserving winner of Gold.”
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