RHA wins BITC award

Posted on by Gavin Holley


Wales’ most responsible businesses were recognised on Thursday 27th June 2019 at BITC Cymru’s Wales Responsible Business Awards 2019 dinner – and RHA is incredibly proud to have been awarded their flagship Responsible SME of the Year Award.

The awards were judged by 35 independent business leaders to be exemplars who celebrate, champion and, crucially, inspire others through their responsible behaviour and practice. Rhondda Housing Association was commended for its inclusive workplace and wellbeing, strong community support, positive societal impact and helping to address environmental challenges with project like Grub Hub.

These awards, which are considered the gold standard of responsible business achievement, are keenly fought for, stringently marked and independently scored. From the entries received the nine winning companies were particularly praised and rewarded for their responsible business activity at last night’s dinner which was held at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, hosted by BBC Cymru Wales’ Lucy Owen and attended by over 350 representatives from businesses, the Third Sector and Government.

Chief Exec of RHA – Luke Takeuchi said:

“I am delighted that we have received this award and I would like to thank BITC for the excellent work they do in promoting responsible business across Wales. It is great recognition of the diverse range of services we offer which have strong social value and stretch far beyond just building and managing homes. To be recognised as a leading responsible organisation by those not just within the housing sector also makes us very proud”

Director of BITC Cymru Matt Appleby said:

“We’re proud that our awards are seen as the gold standard of responsible business. They are highly sought-after, not easy to secure and independently scored – and consequently a valuable accolade. Our Awards recognise companies that make a positive difference – socially, environmentally and educationally – and reward those with a clear social purpose at their heart. It’s fantastic to see so many Welsh employers committed to delivering sustainable growth and prosperity across Wales.”

BITC Chair Steve Hughes CEO of Principality Building Society added:

“We had another fantastic evening celebrating more fantastic achievements by Wales’ most conscientious and responsible businesses. The standard of entries gets higher and higher – as commitment to sustainability increasingly becomes the norm – and the winners have done remarkable thing in their fields.”


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