Curo

We’re a housing association and house-builder providing great homes, high quality care and support services across the West of England.
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http://www.curo-group.co.uk/

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Best Company to work for in the UK
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The virtual annual awards ceremony at housing association and house-builder, Curo, was hosted by comedian, Tom Allen, famous for his sartorial elegance, though staff, had the option of dressing up or down for the occasion. In another departure from the normal event, employees were all sent hampers of goodies and wine for their meal and were encouraged to bring the family along to join in the celebrations. In addition to the normal nominations for colleagues, chief executive, Vic da Cunha, was presented with an award for his care, support and leadership throughout the pandemic.

One of the largest landlords in the South West, the large Bath-based not-for-profit organisation provides homes as well as care and support services across the West of England for more than 25,000 customers. It manages more than 13,000 homes and builds hundreds of new ones every year.

Curo reinvests surpluses from its commercial house-building and lettings businesses into its social purpose which is to make communities thriving, sustainable places where people want to live and work.

The leadership team set up a daily COBRA style call during lockdown which fed into a daily emails from da Cunha, who did a Friday online chat where anyone could join for an hour to share what had been happening to them or just talk about non-work things. In addition to sending staff care packages in the first lockdown, Curo also delivered winter warming hot water bottles, fluffy socks and a personalised mug to them in November.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Team

87% of staff agreed

People in my team go out of their way to help me

Teams have organised their own activities to boost morale with activities including bake-off competitions, door step visits to team members, take-out dinners for each person, weekly quizzes, online bingo and a “mad” dance session. There were also team singalong sessions and a Friday afternoon Happy Hour.

Wellbeing

71% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

Mental Health First Aiders have been running a weekly online chat room where colleagues can talk confidentially about how they are really feeling during the pandemic. Other initiatives include guided meditation sessions with a registered practitioner and twice weekly desk yoga sessions.

Giving Something Back

90% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

Despite a challenging year that has restricted its ability to do the usual fundraising events Curo managed to raise £4,262 for its charity of the year, Time is Precious. Other fundraising activities included quizzes and a family based STEPtember walking challenge to encourage staff to get out.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1999
Total number of employees
24
Number of UK locations
41
Employee average age
49% : 51%
Male : Female employee ratio
24%
Employees earning £35k+
14%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

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Holidays

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Pensions

Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%.

Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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Quote from the top...
“Our Best Companies result for 2021 is a huge credit to every one of our colleagues at Curo. Each of them has worked tirelessly during the pandemic to keep our customers safe and provide essential services to some of the most vulnerable people in society and they have done that with positivity and a ‘can do’ attitude throughout some of the most difficult circumstances we have faced. Their dedication, positive attitude and energy makes me proud to lead the team every single day; we strive to be a great employer as we believe that’s at the heart of creating an effective and resilient organisation and essential in delivering our social purpose.”

Victor da Cunha, Chief Executive Officer - Curo

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