Access Housing has been recognised for its growth, diversification and innovation by claiming the Not-For-Profit / Charity category award at the 2016 Business News Rising Stars Awards, which were held last night at the State Theatre Centre.
The Business News Rising Stars Awards are used as a platform to uncover and showcase rising star organisations that have experienced recent growth but still have future potential. Eligible companies must be based in Western Australia, have shown growth over the past few years, wish to inspire others to grow their enterprises and wish to build its profile.
Access Housing Chief Executive Officer Garry Ellender said the award recognised the evolution and substantial growth of the company over recent years, which has significantly benefitted Western Australians in need of affordable, sustainable housing.
“An award such as this cannot be understated as it acknowledges the hard work everyone at Access Housing has put in to enhance, strengthen, diversify and grow the company from its roots of solely managing a small number of social housing tenancies to now include a successful Property Development division, an expanded rental portfolio and an holistic, broadened customer service provision,” Mr Ellender said.
“We have an exciting period ahead of us that includes the implementation of new and exciting initiatives, including the introduction of a Shared Equity Home Ownership program in partnership with Keystart, as well as the completion of more than 150 new affordable homes by late-2017, which will add to the much needed supply of affordable housing in Western Australia.
“I extend my congratulations to my colleagues at Access Housing and our Board of Directors for the collective efforts that have helped us take out this prestigious award and my thanks to the awards judging panel and Business News team for bestowing this honour upon Access Housing.”
Access Housing has set out its plans for growth in its Business Plan 2015-2020. To view a copy of the Business Plan, please click here.
For more information about the 2016 Business News Rising Stars Awards, please click here.