One Vision Housing wins UK Excellence Award Double
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(Left to Right): Louise Minchin, BBC broadcaster and journalist; David Callaghan, President of the BQF Board of Directors; Roy Williams, Chief Executive of One Vision Housing; John Cridland, Director-General of the CBI; and Darren Hardy, One Vision Housin
On Thursday 17 October, One Vision Housing (OVH), part of the Sovini Group, enjoyed an outstanding evening at the 2013 UK Excellence Awards Ceremony, winning both the British Quality Foundation’s UK Excellence Award and the 2013 Achievement Award for Leadership, sponsored by Abellio.
One Vision Housing beat off competition from two other finalists, Liverpool Direct Limited (SIA Service) and Siemens Mobility and Logistics (Traffic Solutions), to take the top award at the prestigious award ceremony.
OVH was selected by the UK Excellence Award jury for its outstanding performance and sustained competitiveness. It is a learning organisation and actively participates in external assessments and certification programmes in order to identify core strengths and opportunities for improvement. OVH was also voted the number one Best Not-for-Profit Organisation in the Sunday Times ‘Top 100 Best Companies to Work For’ in both 2012 and 2013.
The independent judging panel for the Achievement Award for Leadership also chose OVH for its outstanding approach in this area. Since its formation, its leaders have visibly demonstrated role model behaviours by working tirelessly to address employees’ issues and development, ensuring value for money for customers, and addressing the organisation’s culture.
One Vision Housing’s Chief Executive, Roy Williams, said: “In January this year we applied to take part in the UK Excellence Awards for the very first time, so as you can imagine, we’re overwhelmed and extremely proud to have won the 2013 UK Excellence Award, one of the highest accolades any organisation in the UK can achieve.
“This is a massive achievement and a testament the hardworking and passionate staff at One Vision Housing, something which I’m sure did not go unnoticed by the assessors.”
Joe Goasdoué, Chief Executive of the BQF, said: “Winning one award is a tremendous result for any organisation, but to be awarded two at the same ceremony is simply outstanding. I am delighted to congratulate One Vision Housing on this achievement.”
OVH was presented with its awards at the 2013 UK Excellence Awards Ceremony which took place at the InterContinental London Park Lane. The event was hosted by broadcaster and journalist, Louise Minchin, and attended by guest of honour, John Cridland CBE, Director-General of the CBI.
For more information about One Vision Housing, visit www.ovh.org.uk or http://www.bqf.org.uk/awards/uk-excellence-award/2013-winner.
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