Stockport Homes Group and B4Box have been shortlisted in the 2020 Building Communities Awards in the category of ‘Partnership of the Year’.
Serving the community during tough economic times relies on collaborative and innovative partnerships such as this, and this duo share a commitment to transforming lives, providing training and employment opportunities in construction to people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Over 250 local residents have benefited from training qualifications, with over 150 gaining sustainable employment.
Aileen McDonnell, founder and CEO of B4Box said: “We are delighted to have been recognised for the strong partnership we have with Stockport Homes, and how we are continuing to make a huge difference to the lives of local people and providing them with bright future career opportunities.”
The Repairs service for SHG has also been named on the shortlist as ‘In House Maintenance Provider of the Year’, the Repairs 1st team deliver repairs to over 30,000 homes with an incredible customer satisfaction rate of 98.9%. The team are also actively encouraging women into construction, working with Stockport College to provide on-site experience alongside qualified tradespeople for female joinery trainees, which has been a fantastic success.
Jenny Osborne, Chair of the Board at SHG said, “We are extremely proud to be able to work with B4Box, enabling so many people to access training and enter employment. In tough circumstances people are offered a chance to turn their lives around, supporting sustainable communities. We are delighted to see that customer feedback from our Repairs Service continues to be extremely positive, and investment in decent homes continues to be a key focus, with investment of over £9 million made last year in the repairs service.”