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20/02/2020

Wales & West Housing named top not-for-profit organisation in Wales for first time as a Group company

Wales & West Housing has been ranked as the top not-for-profit organisation in Wales for the first time as a Group company by the Sunday Times Best Companies.

Feedback from staff at Wales & West Housing, Cambria Maintenance Services and Castell Ventures helped the Group to a top five ranking in the 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For list 2020.

Parent company Wales & West Housing previously held the top position in Wales for seven years running up to 2018.

All three companies already hold the highest 3* Best Companies accreditation, recognising their status as an extraordinary employer.

Wales & West Housing Group Chief Executive Anne Hinchey said: “We are thrilled to see our previous achievements in Best Companies now reflected across the Group.

“Every employee in Wales & West Housing, Cambria Maintenance Services and Castell Ventures has an important role to play in helping us to make a difference, no matter how big or small.

“We are one big team, and we would not have been able to achieve this ranking without the hard work and dedication of everyone.”

The annual Sunday Times Best Companies to Work for list celebrate and showcase the best in workplace engagement.

Results are based on feedback from staff on eight factors of workplace engagement, covering areas such as wellbeing, personal growth, leadership and management.

92% of Wales & West Housing Group staff agreed that the organisation encouraged charitable activities, while 81% of staff said they were happy with the pay and benefits they received.

“Every employee in Wales & West Housing, Cambria Maintenance Services and Castell Ventures has an important role to play in helping us to make a difference, no matter how big or small.”

Anne Hinchey, Wales & West Housing Group Chief Executive

649 employees work for the Wales & West Housing Group at bases in Cardiff, where the head office for Wales & West Housing and Cambria Maintenance Services are located, along with Ewloe in North Wales and Newcastle Emlyn in West Wales.

Wales & West Housing was also the first organisation in Wales to achieve Investors in People Platinum Standard – the country’s highest mark of excellence for business and people management – an accreditation which it still holds.

Find out more about how the Wales & West Housing Group became a top five UK Not-For-Profit Organisation to Work For 2020 on the Best Companies website.

Andrew Price

andrew.price@wwha.co.uk
01352 736316 / 07881 379 098
Andrew is our PR & Marketing Officer for North Wales

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