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Winners of the Tarnished Trophies Announced!

The winners of the 2018 Tarnished Trophies have been announced following hundreds of votes from workers, residents and tenants. Top of the leader board for this year were:

  1. Most Rotten Repairs: Sanctuary Housing
  2. Soaring Service ChargesLondon & Quadrant
  3. Senseless Social Cleansing and Dodgy Development: Peabody Family Mosaic
  4. Rocketing Rents: Notting Hill Genesis
  5. Secrecy, Unaccountability & Spin: Optivo
  6. Blundering Board and Management: Tower Hamlets Community Housing
  7. Overall lousy landlordClarion Housing Group
  8. Poverty PayCatalyst
  9. Punitive Performance Management: St Mungos Housing Association
  10. Relentless Restructures: Peabody Trust
  11. Overall Bullying Bosses: Catalyst



The awards were presented to board and executives at the open air Alternative Housing Awards ceremony on 5th December 2018 outside their housing conference. Most declined to accept their awards, but tenants, residents and workers accepted on their behalf. You can see a short video of the event here.


With thanks to the hundreds of people who took the opportunity to vote, and to Nick Auvache for compering the event.


Voters nominated a further 30 housing associations, listed below, who didn’t quite make it onto the leader board (Bold = high level of votes):


  1. A2Dominion Group
  2. Accent Group
  3. Asra Group
  4. Bracknell Forest Homes
  5. Broadland Housing Group
  6. Bromford Housing Group
  7. Fabrick Housing Group
  8. First Wessex
  9. Gentoo Group
  10. Hexagon Housing Association
  11. Home Group
  12. Housing 21
  13. Hyde Housing Association
  14. Magna Housing Group
  15. Metropolitan Thames Valley
  16. Midland Heart
  17. Network Housing Group
  18. One Housing Group
  19. Paradigm Housing Group
  20. Plus Dane Group
  21. Poplar HARCA
  22. Radian Group
  23. Raven Housing Trust
  24. Southern Housing Group
  25. The Guinness Partnership
  26. Torus Housing Group
  27. Vela Group
  28. Wandle Housing Association
  29. Wrekin Housing Trust
  30. Yorkshire Housing


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