We are delighted to announce that Aspire Housing has been named the inaugural winner of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Promoting Opportunity 2017. Designed to encourage social mobility within business, the newly launched accolade recognises and rewards organisations for their important role, and we are extremely proud that our work has received this Royal seal of approval.
The social regeneration work of a Staffordshire-based housing association has been singled out in the UK’s most prestigious business awards.
The 2017 Queen’s Awards list, published to mark the Queen’s birthday on April 21, sees awards bestowed for achievement in four categories: international trade, innovation, sustainable development and promoting opportunity.
Aspire Housing’s track record in addressing social disadvantage and supporting local communities to maximise their potential, has made the company one of the first recipients in the promoting opportunity category, which is new for this year.
The award, which is equivalent to an MBE for businesses, will be presented to Sinéad Butters, Chief Executive at Aspire Housing, at a Buckingham Palace Reception later this year.
This will be Sinéad’s second trip to Buckingham Palace, having previously received her MBE from the Queen in 2016.
Sinéad Butters, Chief Executive at Aspire Housing, said: “We are passionate about making a difference in our region, in our neighbourhoods and to people’s lives.
Well done Aspire Housing.