G15 Ethnicity in Housing Awards 2023 - Meet the Supportive Colleague Award Winner

On Thursday 25 May, the winners of the G15 Ethnicity in Housing Awards 2023 were revealed.

The G15, in collaboration with UNIFY, organised the second edition of the awards to recognise and celebrate the contribution and achievements of ethnic minority colleagues in the housing sector.

Colleagues from across the G15 were invited to make nominations for a range of awards that recognise the immense contribution of ethnic minority colleagues.

Now you can meet the winners!

Supportive Colleague Award

Winner: Rebecca Burton (Network Homes)

Runner-up: Humphrey Thompson (Southern Housing)

Rebecca is described by her colleagues as being unwavering in their commitment to inclusive, non-tokenistic, genuine racial equality. She is not afraid to challenge at all levels to achieve this and ensure that racial equality remains at the forefront of people’s minds.

As the co-founder of their organisation’s racial equality colleague group, Rebecca consistently support people to speak up about what matters to them. Her ‘magical’ skills to make time to educate and engage people on racial equality alongside her day job, leading on many successful awareness campaigns, made them stand out to the judges.

Rebecca's ambition is admirable and infectious, and she pays it forward by mentoring several colleagues and supporting them to progress in their careers.