bdht honoured at national Housing Heroes Awards
Published by gough for Gough Bailey Wright in Housing
Kate Leaning proudly displays her Housing Heroes Award
bdht, Bromsgrove’s largest provider of affordable housing, is celebrating after one of its staff members scooped a prestigious award at the Inside Housing Housing Heroes Awards 2014 on Monday evening.
Kate Leaning, part of the housing trust’s community repairs team, was nominated by her employers for the Career Development Star award and beat off stiff competition from around the country to be crowned the winner by awards host, and one of Britain’s greatest Paralympic athletes, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.
The Housing Heroes Awards is one of the principal award ceremonies in housing, honouring the best housing providers and the dedication of the staff that work within the sector. Kate is the first female operative in bdht’s community repairs team and has completed rigorous training and qualifications after deciding to retrain for a new career path. She is currently taking a break from studying but hopes to focus further training on environmental technologies, as well as becoming involved with being the responsible person for the electrical test certificates.
Mike Brown, chief executive at bdht, said: “We’re so proud of Kate’s achievements at bdht and are delighted that these have been recognised by a national awards programme. She is a wonderful ambassador for the business, is always striving to do her very best for our customers and is a joy to work with. Well done Kate.”
Martin Hilditch, Acting Editor of Inside Housing, said: “The standard of entries for the Housing Heroes Awards hit new heights this year. All of our entrants can be truly proud of everything that they have achieved in the past 12 months. Housing professionals are carrying out fantastic work to build and sustain communities across the UK. We had more than 200 entries this year and it was incredibly tough whittling that down to a shortlist, quite apart from picking a winner. Huge congratulations to everyone who entered.”