Stakeholder Event a huge success for Severnside Housing

More than seventy of Severnside’s stakeholders recently attended a stakeholder event at the Albrighton Hall Hotel, Shrewsbury. The event focused on three main areas of Severnside’s expanding business: creating thriving communities, building new homes and market rent and open market sales.

This year, Severnside also wanted to celebrate the outstanding contribution that stakeholders make to communities within Shrewsbury which directly benefit Severnside customers.

Six key stakeholder companies were shortlisted for two awards. 

The Prince’s Trust won the first award for making a difference to our communities.  The Prince’ Trust works with our community team to offer young people, between the age of 16 and 25, a twelve week programme aimed at developing skills, gaining qualifications and work experience.

Marcia Ore MA, Programme Executive at the Prince’s Trust, said “Severnside Housing’s stakeholder event was interesting, informative and enjoyable.  Their contribution in Shropshire goes far beyond providing homes. I was completely taken aback that The Prince’s Trust had been nominated for an award, and had won the “Making a difference to our community” award against other worthy organisations. It was fantastic for The Prince’s Trust, and our delivery partner, the City of Wolverhampton College to be recognised for our work”

The second award was for ‘Commerical organisations who demonstrate a solid commitment to Social Responsibility’. The winner of this category was Social Telecoms CIC, who provide the technology behind Severnside’s Digital Den at Meole Brace, allowing vital digital inclusion and internet access for all residents at Meole Brace.

John Clarke, Director of Social Telecoms CIC, said "Receiving the stakeholder award from our partner Severnside Housing, in recognition of the work that we have carried out with them to deliver Digital Inclusion, jobs and training to their residents, was an unexpected and humbling experience. 

Everyone at Social Telecoms recognises we can only achieve these goals with the co-operation and support of Severnside Housing and their customers, whom we would like to thank for working with us.

Our engraved glass plaque will of course be residing in the Digital Den on the Meole Brace estate where it belongs and we'll see if we can win it again next year!"

Sarah Boden, Chief Executive for Sevenside Housing, made the closing remarks for the event, saying “The aims of the day were to share with our key business partners, learn from them and celebrate the things that they do, which make a huge difference to our customers and communities.  Feedback evidences that we achieved all of those”


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