Thames Valley Housing wins What House Gold for HA of the year
Published by Jenny Sandford for Thames Valley Housing Association in Housing and also in Communities, Local Government
Mark Allnutt, Development Director, centre, and Geeta Nanda, CEO, right, receiving the award on behalf of TVH from James Nesbitt (far left).
Thames Valley Housing wins ‘What House’ gold for Housing Association of the year
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 inLondon 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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Image: Mark Allnutt, Development Director, centre, and Geeta Nanda, CEO, right, receiving the award on behalf of TVH from James Nesbitt (far left).
Thames Valley Housing is based in Twickenham, South West London and houses a wide range of people who have many different needs. Founded in 1966, the association owns, manages and administers loans for over 14,500 properties inLondon, Berkshire, Surrey, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Wiltshire andSussex, and has 188 properties under construction. Thames Valley Housing provides affordable rented homes, shared ownership, market rent, student and key worker accommodation, working with eight NHS Trusts.