Aileen Evans takes over CIH Presidency

Our Chief Executive, Aileen Evans, has today taken over the presidency of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH). Aileen, who takes over from former incumbent, Jim Strang, will lead the organisation for the next 12 months. Having been Vice President for the past year, Aileen was voted into post by members of the CIH last August. Aileen said: “It’s a …

Finance team “highly commended” at awards

Last Thursday night our Finance team was highly commended at the Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Essex Finance Awards. The team was recognised in the Finance Team of the Year (Less than £100m turnover) category at the awards, which took place at Stadium MK in Milton Keynes. After being presented the trophy, Mona Shah, Grand Union’s Executive Director of …

CEO sleeps rough to raise money for charity

Our Chief Executive, Aileen Evans, took part in the CEO Sleepout at Stadium MK on Thursday 7 November to raise money for charities that support rough sleepers. Aileen was one of many CEOs, business leaders, executives and managers who all braved the cold to spend the night sleeping outdoors to raise awareness and much needed funds to fight homelessness and …

CEO unveils new sign in home town

Aileen Evans, our Chief Executive, has unveiled a special new sign on the Nottinghamshire road where she lived as a child. Addison Drive in Hucknall was named after the Addison Act, and the new sign commemorates its introduction 100 years ago by then Minister of Health Dr Christopher Addison. The act was created to meet the huge demand for working-class …

Fancy winning a Google Home Hub?

Are you registered with House Exchange? Want to be in with a chance of winning a Google Home Hub? Enter their crossword competition and you could be a winner! House Exchange is a great way to find a new home by way of a mutual exchange. It could be because you have a new job, need a bigger place for …

Housing Day

Today is Housing Day and an opportunity to celebrate the work carried out by our Community Investment team to support our customers. The role of the Community Investment team can have a huge impact on the lives of our customers and the communities in which they live. One of our services is to help customers to find employment. We help …

Customer survey: Planned upgrades in and around your home

Each year, Grand Union Housing Group spends approximately £9 million on planned works to your homes.  Much of this is allocated to works we must maintain,such as kitchens, bathrooms, windows or doors.  However some of the funds are allocated to non-essential works, including pathways, boundary fencing or external stores.  This survey is seeking your views on how we can spend …

Our 25th anniversary

We’ve been providing affordable housing since 1994, following an initial stock transfer of 2,896 homes from Mid Beds District Council on 3 October that year. Known then as Mid Beds Housing Association, we completed our first development scheme in Marston Moretaine the following year and moved into our Ampthill office in 1996. In 1999 we changed our name to Aragon …

Development options – Survey feedback

We recently carried out a survey on options GUHG will consider providing in new build properties, should we have funds available.  We had 41 responses to this survey, with the results as follows: Question 1 asked if you would prefer kitchen appliances (17 responses = 41.5%) or carpets to lounge / bedrooms & hall / landing (24 responses = 58.5%). …