Honour for leading Peterborough-based housing association

Claire Higgins, chief executive of Cross Keys Homes. Photo supplied
Claire Higgins, chief executive of Cross Keys Homes. Photo supplied
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Peterborough housing association Cross Keys Homes is celebrating after being placed in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Not for Profit Places to Work for the fifth consecutive year.

The organisation, which is based in Shrewsbury Avenue has been awarded a two star accreditation for the first time, and will find out its ranking in the Top 100 in February.

The accreditation rates the organisation on its levels of employee engagement, and is based on the results of a survey of employees carried out during November 2014.

It identifies workplace performance and best practice according to a number of key factors.

These include how good the leadership is, how good the company is as a whole, and the level of opportunities for staff personal development.

Claire Higgins, chief executive, said: “To once again be placed in the Sunday Times Top 100 is a great achievement.

“And we are especially proud of the two star ranking which we have achieved for the first time this year.

She added: “As this assessment is based on surveys conducted with our staff, we know it is a true reflection of how they feel about working for us.”

Chair of Cross Keys Homes, Dr Angus Kennedy, said: “These achievements are a real testament to the staff at Cross Keys Homes who contribute so much to making the organisation such a great place to work, especially because of their positive attitudes and shared values.

He added: “We can see how this comes through in the service we provide for our tenants and customers.”