Rooftop Housing Group is today celebrating after scooping a top industry award for its service provision.

Rooftop picked up Social Landlord of the Year (small) at the recent Housing Excellence Awards in Manchester. The prestigious awards, which have been running since 2003, cover a wide range of housing-related services, but it’s Social Landlord of the Year that is the most coveted prize.

Having been shortlisted twice previously, Group Chief Executive Ian Hughes was delighted to get his hands on the trophy. “We’re thrilled to have won this award. It is wonderful recognition of the hard work and customer-focussed approach of all our staff. It is also demonstrates to our residents that we are committed to delivering our promises.”

Group Chair, Nicola Inchbald added, “It is testament to the excellence that we strive for in all our business objectives, whether it is building new homes, improving the energy efficiency of existing homes or involving our residents in shaping our service provision. It really is a great honour and we shall use it as a spur to go onto even greater things.”

It is 21 years since the Group came to existence as Evesham and Pershore Housing Association, with a transfer of 4,020 homes from Wychavon District Council. During that time is has invested in excess of £200 million in the local economy and now owns and manages more than 6,100 homes operating mainly in south Worcestershire but it also has properties in Gloucestershire, down to Somerset, and as far north as Shropshire.

Rooftop was also shortlisted in the category of Best New Affordable Housing Scheme for its super energy efficient development of ten homes at Blakes Hill, North Littleton.

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Photo: Left to Right: Ian Hughes, Nicola Inchbald and Paul Mallinder, Director of Business Partnerships at award sponsors, Capita.