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Triple Award Success for Orbit

Orbit Group is celebrating three shortlisted entries in the prestigious national Housing Heroes Awards 2015.

Three entries for Frontline Team of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award and Young Professional of the Year have been named as finalists in the awards, which recognise the exceptional work in the social/affordable housing sector.

Orbit’s entries demonstrate the hard work and achievements of teams and individuals, to improve the prospects of customers and to help build communities.   

Paul Tennant, Orbit’s chief executive, said: “For our organisation to be shortlisted for one award is an honour, so to be shortlisted for three, against some very strong competition, is an incredible achievement. All of our finalists deserve this recognition for the commitment and success of their work at Orbit. I wish them all the best of luck.”

Orbit’s chief operating officer Anne Turner is shortlisted for the Lifetime Achievement Award. This recognises Anne’s tireless work leading Orbit to a position of financial strength and shaping the future of the housing sector for the better.

Tom Leon-Grimes, Performance Analyst at Orbit, is shortlisted for Young Professional of the Year. Tom’s nomination demonstrates his proactive and passionate approach, encouraging colleagues to achieve the best for themselves and the organisation.

Orbit’s Customer Services Centre Multi-Media Team, which was one of the first in the sector, is nominated for Frontline Team of the Year for its forward thinking attitude and embracing a multimedia approach to customer communications.

The event is organised by Inside Housing magazine and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and attracted an amazing response with submissions from the length and breadth of the UK.

All winners will be revealed the night before the doors open at the CIH Conference and Exhibition, at an awards ceremony in the Exchange Hall at Manchester Central on Monday 22 June. The awards are sponsored by Circle Housing, Creative Bridge, Longhurst Group, Manchester Strategic Housing Partnership, New Charter Group, Places for People, Sovini, Wheatley Group and The Wrekin Housing Trust. Last year almost 800 people attended making it one of the largest award ceremonies in the social housing calendar.

Emma Maier, editor of Inside Housing, said: “All the finalists have done incredibly well in getting this far because the standard of entries this year was stronger than ever. Congratulations to Orbit for being shortlisted. This is a real achievement in itself given there were almost 35 entries in some categories.”

You can find out more about this event by visiting Inside Housing’s website:, and clicking on the events section.