Aspire Group are three businesses: Aspire Housing, PM Training and the Realise charity. Together, they blend commercial expertise with social purpose and revitalise communities by providing homes, training, employment and support.
Aspire Housing is a leading housing provider, place shaper and property developer in North Staffordshire and South and East Cheshire, with around 9,000 homes. Their profits are reinvested in new homes, revitalising communities and a comprehensive range of innovative support services.
PM Training has supported more than 25,000 individuals and more than 1,600 partner organisations and remains the largest independent provider of apprenticeships for young people in Staffordshire. Realise provides essential support to help people in Staffordshire to progress in their education and gain employment.
“We're delighted to have improved our BCI score in what has been the most challenging of years. Our continued commitment to our People First approach has clearly been recognised by our colleagues and we look forward to working together to make improvements that will take us to even better things in the future.” - Ian Gleave, Executive Director of Organisational Development
Aspire Group have continued throughout the pandemic with our two high potential development programmes; Aim High and Fly High. Managers have received coaching and mentoring to continue their development and impacting overall engagement.
Aspire Group have an Employee Assistance Programme which provides access to mental health support, including online and face-to-face counselling. They provide counselling through our Occupational Health provider and for some colleagues through their private medical insurance. They also provide a financial educations service to all staff, which includes independent advice and guidance on a range of financial issues.
The company has held a number of virtual Executive team Q+A sessions during the pandemic and introduced a Weekly Bulletin at the start of the pandemic (now every fortnight). They produce a weekly vlog from the Leadership team and Executive team members take turns in producing.
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