Best Companies recognition

We’re delighted to have earned a place on the prestigious Best Companies lists, highlighting our status as a desirable, engaging employer. 

This is the second year running that we are aspire has been recognised as a Best Companies 1 Star organisation, receiving recognition as a ‘very good’ place to work. 

The latest national accreditation, awarded last month, has seen we are aspire named the 80th Best Company to work for in the Midlands, and the 16th Best Housing Association to work for nationally.  

Ian Gleave, Executive Director of Organisational Development, commented: “This is a notable achievement. We launched our People First approach in 2019, and this welcome recognition reinforces that the philosophy is now firmly embedded in the organisation and delivering great results for our customers, learners and colleagues. 

“Our position within the ‘1 star’ bracket has significantly improved from our previous result, and the outcome will highlight those areas where we can do even more – helping us to continue improving our offer as an employer, and as an enjoyable, engaging and fulfilling place to work.” 

The Best Companies accreditation is nationally respected as a standard of excellence for organisations. Achievements are awarded as a result of a company-wide colleague survey which recognises organisations that care about doing things right, value their people, and understand the importance of a truly engaged workforce. 

Based in Newcastle-under-Lyme, we are aspire employs more than 470 local people and delivers support and services in communities across Staffordshire and Cheshire.