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Awards

We are proud to have won a number of awards for the services we provide. Find out more about these achievements below.

24 Housing Awards 2015 - Innovation of the Year

This award was given for our enhanced estate services. The team was created as a direct result of feedback from our resident scrutiny panel. Our team has led the way with projects no other housing associations are working on, in areas from ecology to technology.

24 Housing Awards 2015 - Affordable Housing Scheme of the Year

This award was given for our Railton Place development that was funded without a grant. Railton Place provides 24 homes for social rent and 24 shared ownership apartments.

24 Housing Awards 2015 - Housing Professional of the Year

This award was awarded to our Housing Manager, Rachael Smart who has used every experience to improve services for residents – putting their needs first. As a former resident involvement manager she understands the benefits of resident-led scrutiny and meaningful co-regulation.

 

RICS Awards 2015 - Highly Commended

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Awards in May showcased the most inspirational regional initiatives and developments in land, property, construction and the built environment. Paragon were 'Highly Commended' at the awards in the Regeneration category for our Franklands Drive development, built with Durkan UK and Accent Housing Group.

National Housing Awards 2015 - Best Large Development

Paragon won the National Housing Award for Best Large Developemnt in September 2015 for our devlopment in Weybridge known as Railton Place. Funded without grant, our innovative development at Railton Place provides 24 homes for social rent and 24 shared-ownership apartments.

Investor's in People - Gold

Paragon has been awarded the Investors in People Gold standard, joining the top 7% of accredited organisations across the UK who believe in realising the potential of their people. Investors in People is the UK's leading accreditation for business improvement through people management. In Paragon achieving the Investors in People Gold standard, it proves that we have created a fantastic environment for our staff to work in. The Gold Standard recognises that Paragon is an organisation that nurtures career development through strong leadership and training, and we will continue to improve and grow together.

UK Housing Awards 2015 - Finalists

Paragon are up for two awards at the 2015 UK Housing Awards. We are shortlisted as a finalist in the 'Managing Your Income' category, for our intuative approach in helping residents manage their income and sustain their tenancy. We have also been shortlisted in the 'Best Development'category for our development Railton Place in Weybridge, Surrey. 

 

2015 TPAS Award Winner - Excellence in Co-regulation

In February 2015, Paragon won the TPAS Southern region award for Excellence in Co-regulation, for our desire and commitment to drive improvements for residents and ensure services are better tailored to residents' needs and aspirations. The Resident Council, Resident Inspectors and the Board share this vision and work together to deliver it! Our Resident Council guarantees the voice of residents' is heard. We listen, because we know it makes sense.

 

EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2014

Chestnut House is a care scheme in Roehampton which won the gold award for community services and a bronze for the best housing-with-care scheme in the 30-44 unit category from the Elderly Accommodation Council's 2014 National Housing Awards for Older People. It was a particular achievement to win the gold award in the community services category with Chestnut House coming first of 257 retirement housing and housing-with-care schemes across the UK as voted by scheme residents. The community services award was a new one for 2014 and recognised the contribution Chestnut House makes to its wider neighbourhood.

 

National Housing Awards 2014 - Best Digital Marketing

Paragon won the National Housing Award for Best Digital Marketing in September 2014 for our integrated digital media marketing campaigns and our website’s simplicity on any desktop or mobile device. 

 

UK Housing Award 2013 - Marketing Campaign of the Year

In April 2013, Paragon won the UK Housing Award for Marketing Campaign of the Year with our 'Wise Money' campaign which aimed to raise awareness of the governments changes to the welfare benefits system. 

 

2015  Surrey Digital Awards - SILVER Best Use of Video in Business

The Surrey Digital Awards are the first-ever awards scheme to recognise the online achievements of businesses, schools and charities from across Surrey.

Paragon came second, claiming the Silver award for our innovative use of video in business for the films created for last years’ Community Hero awards.Watch our videos here to see what all the fuss is about!

 

RESPECT- ASB charter

Paragon are signed-up to the RESPECT Charter, showing our commitment to tackling antisocial behaviour. Introduced by the government in 2006, the original standard played an important role in driving up performance in both preventing and effectively tackling anti-social behaviour (ASB). Over 500 signatories are a clear testimony to its success over the last five years.