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Trust seeks support for its Young Leader Nominee


Published by Laura Beckett for Halton Housing Trust in Housing and also in Communities, Local Government

Halton Housing Trust is both pleased and proud to confirm Emma Wolstenholme, Financial Services Manager has been shortlisted in the 24Housing Young Leaders Awards.

This is thoroughly deserved recognition for Emma, particularly when considering the strength of the competition this year.

Emma has worked at the Trust for three years.  During this time she has made a huge impact to the way the Trust operates.  Some key achievements include setting up systems for the Trust for a new subsidiary as well as  completing and implementing a new VAT partial exemption method that has released hundreds  of thousands of pounds back into front line services. 

One of the projects Emma is currently leading on is the implementation of a completely new finance system for the Trust.

Sue Smith, Director of Finance for the Trust said; ‘Emma has a natural enthusiasm which alongside her vast technical knowledge is a real asset to the Trust.  Emma has been a breath of fresh air and has brought a completely new approach to our Finance Team and how they are perceived across the rest of the business as well as being a real pleasure to work alongside’

After the initial shock and surprise of finding out she was shortlisted, Emma said ‘I have always enjoyed and had a passion for financial information.  My role has enabled me to work closely with the Executive Team to introduce a whole series of improvements to our financial controls and reporting. One of my highlights so far has been to realise savings of £750,000 to deliver our Digital First Programme.’

The Young Leaders Awards 2014 has proved more popular than ever with over 100 entries from housing association from the UK.

The voting is open until May 23rd 2014. The Trust is encouraging anyone who hasn’t voted yet to pledge their vote at  The 10 semi-finalists will be revealed in the June edition of 24 Housing.


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