Julie Fadden wins landmark achievement award

Landmark Achievement award for The SLH Group’s chief executive Julie Fadden 

The SLH Group’s chief executive, Julie Fadden, has been presented with a prestigious landmark achievement award at the national Women in Housing Awards last week.

Julie beat off stiff competition from six other finalists to win this accolade where she was recognised for her commitment to people development and her direct, honest and passionate approach to leadership. Since joining SLH 10 years ago she has taken bold steps to transform the company and has developed a truly skilled workforce who are dedicated to achieving SLH’s mission of making South Liverpool the place to be.

Julie has worked in the housing industry for over 36 years, making a significant impact on the social housing sector in that time. Her focus has always been on improving tenants’ lives by tackling poverty, creating life chances and making communities safer places to live. She has been actively involved in the work of the CIH for 28 years and has recently took up the role of CIH Vice President where she represents the housing sector on a national level.

Her inspirational leadership style is reaping positive results for the communities in which she serves. Tenant satisfaction is at its highest and financial business performance continues to be really strong, putting the organisation in an excellent position to positively influence the direction of South Liverpool.

On receiving the accolade, Julie said: "I was delighted to be considered, but to have won the landmark achievement award is a massive honour. There are so many exceptional women working in the housing sector who are making a huge impact on people’s lives every day, and this is what makes the award all the more special.

“I’m a true believer that with the right focus, skills and attitude we can do amazing things for the people we serve, and in one of the most challenging times the sector is facing, instilling this positive ethos in everything we do will help us continue to deliver excellent services for our tenants whatever the conditions we operate in.”

The awards, organised by Connectin Events and WISH (Women in Social Housing) now in their third year, celebrate the fantastic achievements of women within the sector.

Penni Pennington, Director of Connectin said “The calibre of the entries this year was incredibly high and the judges had an incredibly tough job to select a winner. We would like to say a huge congratulations to all the winners.”

The awards took place at a glittering ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester on 22 October.

Earlier this year, The SLH Group took first place in The Sunday Times Best Companies Top 100 Not-For-Profit organisations list for the second year running.