Visualsoft is also up against NSHG
, which dramatically increased employee wellbeing, engagement and business surplus by introducing new ways of working and giving staff a greater say in how the company is run.
Receiving the award in its first year of entry, NSHG received an overall one star honour thanks to its employees giving it a positive score of 76%.
With 106 employees working for the organisation, 96% of staff believed NSHG to be committed to providing a great service, with 76% of employees excited about where the group is headed in the future.
Chief Executive, Angela Lockwood, who is an inspiration to the workforce according to 71% of satisfied staff, said: "I am delighted that North Star Housing Group has been recognised as a first class organisation to work for both on a regional and national scale."
Chairman for NSHG Board and Teesdale Housing Association board member, Keith Stansfield, said: "This award represents a true indication of the improvements that have been made over the last year or so in the excellent services that have been provided to tenants.
NSHG was established three years ago as the non-asset holding parent body of Endeavour and Teesdale Housing Associations and own around 3,000 units across Middlesbrough, Stockton, Hartlepool, Teesdale, Darlington and Tyne and Wear.
THE first female chief executive of Stockton-based North Star Housing Group (NSHG
) has said that over the next 12 months she aims to help first-time buyers on to the property ladder, by building more affordable homes and continuing to regenerate areas across the Tees Valley.