WCHG shortlisted in 5 categories for the 2015 Housing Heroes Awards

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) is delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted in five categories of this year’s Housing Heroes Awards.  These awards are in their seventh year and will once again showcase the people and teams that are doing exceptional work in the social/affordable housing sector.

WCHG’s shortlisted categories are:

  • Central Service Team of the Year for both their HR and ICT teams
  • Board Member of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award for tenant Wyn Casey
  • Tenant Lifetime Contribution Award for tenant Eva Mulholland

The winners will be revealed the night before the doors open at the CIH Conference and Exhibition, at an awards ceremony in the Exchange Hall at Manchester Central on Monday 22 June 2015

The event is one of the biggest in the Housing sector’s calendar and is organised by Inside Housing magazine and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).  Last year almost 800 people attended making it one of the largest award ceremonies in the social housing calendar.

Eddy Newman, Chair of the WCHG Board said; “It is a fantastic testament to our staff and board members that we have been shortlisted for these awards. Since the Group was established in April 2013, WCHG has built on the strengths of both Willow Park and Parkway Green to forge a new dynamic ‘one service’ approach that has consolidated and enhanced services, increased investment and created efficiencies for both tenants and the wider Wythenshawe Community.”

Group Chief Executive of WCHG, Nigel Wilson, said: “Once again we are absolutely delighted that both the work of our teams and that of our tenant board members have been recognised in this way.  They are our ‘Housing Heroes’ and we wish them the very best of luck for the Awards in June.”

Emma Maier, editor of Inside Housing, said: “All the finalists have done incredibly well in getting this far because the standard of entries this year was stronger than ever. Congratulations to Wythenshawe Community Housing Group for being shortlisted in 5 categories. This is a real achievement in itself given there were almost 35 entries in some categories.”

CIH chief executive Terrie Alafat said: “Congratulations to all of the shortlisted finalists. From frontline and back office housing professionals to tenants and board members, the housing world has many heroes working hard to make a difference in their communities. These awards aim to make sure they get the recognition they deserve.”

To find out more about the event visit Inside Housing’s website: www.insidehousing.co.uk, and click on the events section