This year we celebrated the success of the last year with a customer photography event held in Bridgend College.
In 2016-17 we developed 32 new homes, continued our home improvement programme, introduced the installation of carbon monoxide alarms in homes and supported 7 new apprentices throughout the organisation.
We continued to work closely with partners such as Space Saviours, Keep Wales Tidy and Street Games to make communities a better place to live and have developed a new digital programme for customers to communicate more easily with us.
To celebrate these achievements a photography competition ran throughout July and August for residents of Bridgend to send in photos of where they live. The photos were then displayed at V2C’s Annual General Meeting and winners were presented with a framed photo and gift voucher.
Performing Arts students of Bridgend College helped on the night showcasing their dance skills and Hospitality students prepared and served refreshments.
Gwen Harding, winner of the creative photographic message award said, “I found the overall experience amazing!! I felt nervous as each category came up, and when I won I was ecstatic. I never thought I would win something.”
Proud parent Tracey Everton told us, “It was lovely to see all the photographs on the display boards on arrival and again on the big screen! The photo my son Brady entered had such sentimental value for us and to see the photo on the big screen was amazing!! Brady was so proud!! Thank you”
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The Welsh Government has tasked the Boards of all Housing Associations in Wales to produce and share a statement with their tenants detailing how they believe their organisation is performing.
Have a look – it’ll only take a minute or two as instead of producing a long, formal document, the Board have condensed it into a single A3 poster.
We have appointed a new Director of Operations and Director of Resources.
Paul Ryall-Friend has been appointed as Director of Operations and is V2C’s Deputy Chief Executive and joined the company in March.
Paul has previously worked as Director of Strategy & Planning at Curo Housing Group in Bath. Prior to joining the housing sector in 2012 Paul worked in customer relations in the banking industry.
Paul’s appointment is part of a major transformation programme which will see the company embrace innovation, customer centred design and a ‘digital first’ approach to business. He will also lead the company to achieve its strategic goals and plans.
Sarah Prescott has been appointed as Director of Resources and is V2C’s Company Secretary and joined the company in July 2017, Sarah will be replacing Alun Rawlins who will be retiring in September.
Sarah’s previous role was Director of Finance and ICT for Cardiff Community Housing Association, before that she was the Assistant Director of Finance at Gwalia (now the Pobl Group), and also Director of Finance for Tenovus, the cancer charity.
Chairman of Valleys to Coast, Neil Harries said: “We are delighted to make two such strong appointments within our Executive Team and we believe they will both be a great asset to Valleys to Coast and its customers.”
Stephen Cook, CEO, adds: “Both Paul and Sarah very much fit Valleys to Coast’s culture and values, having a strong focus on customer service and our charitable purpose, combined with a sharp commercial focus.”