Selwood Housing apprentice recognised at national awards

By Anita Jaynes on 10 July, 2016

Selwood Housing Group has announced that Hollie Evans, 18, has been highly commended for her work as the housing group’s finance apprentice at the prestigious Housing Association National Accountancy Awards.

Hollie received her award at a ceremony hosted in London on Tuesday July 5, 2016.

Barry Hughes, group chief executive and Alison Christy, chair of Selwood Housing Group board have both congratulated Hollie on her achievement.

Although Hollie narrowly missed out on the best newcomer title, she was singled out for praise by the judging panel who remarked, “Hollie is committed to making a difference and is ambitious to improve with a clear idea of impact and future plans. She is an enthusiastic individual who is willing to learn and has made an impression in a short space of time.”

Group chief executive, Barry Hughes said: “Congratulations to Hollie for being nominated and shortlisted for this national award, she can be extremely proud of herself. I was really pleased to hear that Hollie’s efforts had been highly commended by the judging panel at HANAA.”

Hollie has worked at Selwood Housing Group since January 2015 learning accountancy across The Learning Curve, Selwood Housing and Silcoa brands. As well as working in this very demanding role, Hollie is studying for her AAT accreditations achieving 100% in three out of five level 2 exams and successfully progressing onto level 3.

Selwood Housing Group is a charitable social enterprise housing provider that works to improve homes and communities.  They have approximately 6,000 homes for affordable rent in Wiltshire and Somerset and employ 244 staff from their offices in Trowbridge. To find out more about them visit:

Pictured above: Barry Hughes, Alison Christy and Hollie Evans of Selwood Housing