Awards and accreditation
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As part of our vision, we aim to be one of best organisations in the south west. This has been recognised by a range of industry awards and accreditations. Here are the awards we've won in recent years.
South West LABC Building Excellence Awards 2017
Reeves Way, Churchstow, Devon - Highly Commended for Best Small New Housing Development
Reeves Way, Churchstow, Devon - Finalist for Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development
Housing Association National Accountancy Awards (HANA)
Melvyn Garrett- shortlisted for Finance Director of the Year
DCH Treasury team shortlisted for Treasury Team of the Year
UK Property Awards
One Lusty Glaze - Best Residential Development Cornwall
Rural Housing Awards
Rattery - Runner up for Best Rural Development
Resolve ASB awards
Julie Bingham - Winner of Practitioner of the Year
Inside Housing's Top 60 Awards 2015
Best Overall Development-Cranbrook
Affordable Housing Development of the Year-Cranbrook
Better Neighbourhoods award
Favour4Favour timebank project
South West Green Energy Awards 2015
Ready for Retrofit programme named Best Energy Efficiency scheme
Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)
Level Three accreditation as ILM approved centre
LABC South West Building Excellence Awards 2014
The Culverdale development in Totnes won 'Best Social or Affordable Housing Development' and Royal Barham House development in Truro won 'Best high volume new housing development.'
DBCp Building Excellence Awards 2014
Our rural scheme at Lane End Close, Slapton, Devon was awarded for the Best Social/Affordable Housing category in the DBCp Building Excellence Awards.
CIPD People Management Awards shortlisting 2014
We were shortlisted in the national Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Awards in two categories.
We are accredited to standard OHSAS 18001 for achieving high standards in Occupational Health and Safety Management.
PQASSO – 2014
DCH received level two standard for all areas in the PQASSO industry assessment. The PQASSO award lasts for three years and supports DCH in delivering great customer services, endorsing the work of our Housing Support teams.
British Standard EN ISO 14001 (2014)
We are certificated under the standard ISO 14001, the international standard for environmental management systems
Royal Horticultural Society South West in Bloom award 2013
Arena Park, Exeter was recognised with a Royal Horticultural Society South West in Bloom award.