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A Fantastic Start to 2020

Weaver Vale Housing Trust are delighted to achieve a two-star accreditation in the Best Companies 2020 workplace engagement survey and missed out on three-stars by just 0.2, having recorded their 2nd highest engagement score in 11 years.  The Trust was awarded its two-star accreditation for its Best Companies Index score which measures how engaged people are at work and how they feel about their employer.

For the 11th year in a row the Trust has secured an accreditation, with 2 stars awarded for 2020, which means ‘Outstanding’ levels of engagement.  Over 89% of staff took part in the survey that asks questions based around 8 Factors; Giving Something Back, Wellbeing, Leadership, Personal Growth, My Manager, My Team, My Company and Fair Deal.  As well as the staff survey, further information is supplied which looks at all the 8 factors in more detail*

Wayne Gales, Chief Executive, commented:-

“This achievement is so valuable, given its based on what our people think and is testament to the hard work and commitment of colleagues across all areas of the Trust.  Coupled with our Ignite and Aspire learning and development programmes which have been very well received, as has our partnership with Active Cheshire, engaging colleagues in both physical and mental health activities.  Our Future’ Corporate Plan provides strategic direction for the Trust, and alongside our strong partnership with customers has ensured colleagues have the insight, support and tools to deliver and this accolade shows colleagues are confident, engaged and empowered”.

Jonathan Austin, CEO & Founder of Best Companies, commented:

“I would like to congratulate Weaver Vale Housing Trust on their achievement. Best Companies have been producing the accreditation standard since 2006 to acknowledge excellence in the workplace. Organisations like Weaver Vale Housing Trust have continued to focus on their employees and have been rewarded with an engaged workforce who tell us that this is a best company to work for.”

In 2019 the Trust achieved number 22 and our position in the Top 100 Best Not for Profit 2020 will be announced at the award ceremony on Wednesday 19th February 2020.

The corporate plan is supported by 5 key strategies; Our Customers, Our Services, Our Money and Our Places and can be viewed here

More information about Best Companies can be found here

*Please note only the staff engagement survey is counted for the BC Index score.

Weaver Vale Housing Trust is a Large Scale Voluntary Transfer (LSVT) housing association, formed in July 2002, operating in Cheshire. The Trust owns over 6100 homes, a large portfolio of garages, 36 shops, 11 community play areas and a variety of green open spaces. 


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