Our awards

RoSPA Gold Medal Award 2020


We have a third Gold Medal from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), having earned our seventh consecutive Gold Award. We are pleased to have this external validation of our health and safety practices, which gives reassurance to all those who work for us, and with us, that we take safety very seriously.

Gas Safety and Compliance

We were shortlisted for two ASCP Safety and Compliance Awards - one for 'Women in Safety and Compliance' and the other for 'Gas Safety and Compliance Initiative'. We missed out on the top honours, but were pleased to be recognised as a worthy finalist.

CPRE award

We received an award with Forest of Dean District Council and Kier Partnership for our work to build new homes at King's Lodge in Cinderford - regarded by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (Gloucestershire) as making an outstanding contribution to the environment and local communities. There are 92 homes on the site, 37 of which belong to us and are affordable rent.

The Top 100 Best Companies

In 2018 we achieved an amazing 11th place in the Sunday Times list of Top 100 Best Companies to work for, in the 'not-for-profit organisations' category. This was our best performance, after consistently improving every year since we first entered in 2014.


We were shortlisted in three categories of the 24Housing awards 2017: 'Welfare Wise' for our very successful Welfare, Benefit and Debt Advice team; 'Community Achievement' for our highly active residents at Parkside in Coleford; and 'Housing Professional of the Year' for Gwyn Yarlett of our Welfare, Benefit and Debt Advice team.

Best Place to Work

We were a finalist in the 'Best Place to Work' category at the 2016 Gloucestershire Business Awards 2016.

Buildings & Energy Efficiency

We were very pleased to be 'Highly Commended' by the judges of this national panel for our energy-efficient office. We hold a BREEAM Excellent accreditation for Rivers Meet and this was extra acknowledgement of our efforts to save money and energy.

Investors in People

We're proud to have achieved a reaccreditation for 'Gold' Investors in People for our continued commitment and investment in our staff and their development. We also hold the Investors in People Health and Wellbeing accolade.

QHS Governance Certification

We were the first housing association to be awarded the Quality Housing Services (QHS) Governance Certification. The process involved a detailed submission paper divided into seven key areas which included looking at the structure of the Board, strategic planning, decision making and policy.


We were 'Highly Commended' in the 24Housing 'Community Achievement' award for our work in Blakeney. We have worked closely with Blakeney Community Green since 2010 to support its plans and secure more than £125,000 worth of grants which have provided a number of facilities for the village. This includes a new playground, a nature trail, a path around the recreation ground, refurbishing the village hall, a community café and restoration of an historic three-mile woodland route to Soudley.

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

We were recognised for our 'commitment to nature' with this award from the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust. The award acknowledges our history of building energy-efficient homes, using and conserving natural resources, supporting wildlife and protecting the landscape, all of which is close to the heart of our organisational philosophy. It also recognises what we have achieved in building our sustainable BREEAM 'Excellent' office, Rivers Meet.


Gloucestershire County Council presented us with its 'Outstanding Business Contribution' award, acknowledging our support for its Grow Gloucestershire Yes2Jobs campaign to create opportunities for young people to train and adapt their skills.