New Charter improve rating among country’s top 100 employers
Tuesday 28th February 2017 @ 14:22 by Adam Higgins
Ashton Business News

New Charter Group, which owns around 19,500 homes across Greater Manchester and Nottingham, has improved its rating to no.32 in a top 100 survey of the country’s best employers.

This year’s ranking in the ‘Sunday Times Top 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work For’ poll is two places better than last year and is voted for by employees.

It’s the eighth year running that New Charter, who is Tameside’s biggest social housing landlord, has reached a top 50 position with a record 81 per cent of employees taking part in this year’s survey by the popular weekly newspaper.

The housing group, which has a workforce of around 850 people, also retained two stars in the 2017 Best Companies survey – a Michelin-style accreditation for employers.

The two stars is a stamp of excellence recognising New Charter as an ‘outstanding’ place to work.

Employees were surveyed from across the New Charter Group including its building company and partner landlords Aksa Homes in Oldham, Gedling Homes in Nottingham and homelessness charity Threshold.

In this year’s survey, the Group was recognised for allowing employees an extra day off on their birthday as well as its community work and projects to reduce its carbon footprint.

It was also praised for offering a ‘fair deal’ to employees with lots of personal growth opportunities.

Ian Munro, New Charter’s Group Chief Executive, said: “We take part in this survey to help look after our workforce so they are equipped to give tenants and customers the best levels of service and I’m over the moon with our improved position.

“We’ve had a staggering response to this year’s survey from employees and I’m proud of how our people have responded with resilience, professionalism and innovation.”

 

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Honour: Nick Rodrigues, Editor of the Sunday Times Best Companies Supplement, presenting the prize to New Charter’s Chief Executive Ian Munro and Deputy Chief Executive Tony Powell