One of the first recipients of the new Queen’s Award for Promoting Opportunities has been achieved by Aspire Housing.
Aspire Housing, a housing association based in Staffordshire received their award due to their work in addressing social disadvantage and supporting local communities to maximise their potential.
Sinéad Butters, chief executive at Aspire Housing, said: “We are passionate about making a difference in our region, in our neighbourhoods and to people’s lives.
“Everyone should have the opportunity to fulfil their potential irrespective of their background. Our role is to assist them through provision of quality housing, employment and training and support.
“It is an honour to be among the first recipients in the promoting opportunity category and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my colleagues who make such a difference in our communities.”
The award, which is equivalent to an MBE for businesses, will be presented to Ms Butters at a Buckingham Palace reception later this year.
It will be her second visit to the palace, having previously received an MBE from the Queen in 2016.