Rising stars of the housing world based in Halton
Published by Laura Beckett for Halton Housing Trust in Housing
Cath O'Neill and Anna Lambert
Two young staff from Halton Housing Trust have been earmarked as future leaders in a prestigious poll.
Anna Lambert and Cath O’Neill have made it into the Top 30 Under 30 list, a roll call of future housing leaders under 30, published by leading industry magazine 24 Housing.
Beating off hundreds of entries from around the country, Anna and Cath have been recognised for going the extra mile to help customers and colleagues.
Cath O’Neill, 29, has worked at the Trust for nearly five years as the Enquiries, Complaints and Compliments Co-ordinator. Cath said: “It’s fantastic that I’ve been included in the list. I really enjoy working with our customers so it doesn’t really feel like work!”
Communications Manager Anna Lambert, 28, manages communications across the Trust. In just two years Anna has revolutionised the way the Trust communicates with both its customers and the wider world. She has introduced innovative methods of engaging with customers, including setting up Facebook and Twitter accounts that have attracted over 2,000 followers on Twitter alone.
Anna believes that the pace of change will continue. She said: “I’m always looking at new and innovative ways to communicate with customers and staff. I’d encourage our customers to follow us on Facebook to keep up date with our latest news.”
Chief Executive Nick Atkin is really impressed that two of the top 30 young leaders work alongside him: “I’m absolutely thrilled that Anna and Cath have made it onto the list. It’s fantastic that have both been recognised as future leaders and it is clear they have a great career ahead of them. They are respected by both colleagues and customers alike and are shining examples of people that really do go the extra mile. We encourage all our colleagues to meet their potential and we try to create a workplace that lets our staff shine, as this listing has proven.”