Inaugural G15 Ethnicity in Housing Awards nominees revealed

The nominees for the inaugural G15 Ethnicity in Housing Awards have been revealed ahead of presentation of the awards later this week.

The G15, in collaboration with UNIFY, has organised the first ever G15 Ethnicity Awards in Housing Awards to recognise Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people 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 minority ethnic colleagues.

Winners will be published on this website later this week. Good luck to all those who have been nominated!

Awards & Nominees

Resident Hero – Celebrating a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic resident engaged with an organisation who has made a significant contribution to their community


  • Charlaine Nkum, Optivo
  • Errol Grant, A2Dominion
  • Nocketa Miller, Catalyst
  • Patti Openibo, Notting Hill Genesis
  • Rohi Wabelua, One Housing

Lifetime Achievement Award – Honouring a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic employee of your organisation who has made a long-standing contribution to the sector. This should span their entire housing career not just at your organisation.


  • Bunmi Atta, Optivo
  • Gabriel Codjoe, Network Homes
  • Coretta Scott, A2Dominion
  • Anjalita Muttiah, MTVH
  • Dawn Reid, Hyde
  • Ijay Onyechi, Peabody
  • Sherine McFarlane, Notting Hill Geneis
  • June Heslop, Southern Housing Group
  • Waqar Ahmed, L&Q

Future Leader Award – For a future Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic leader currently working for your organisation.


  • Rommel Faytaren, Optivo
  • Cameron Anterkyi, Network Homes
  • Sonam Lotay, A2Dominion
  • Angelique Banton, MTVH
  • Marie Victoire, Hyde
  • Anna de Souza, Catalyst
  • Parris Litchmore-Bell, Notting Hill Genesis
  • Suki Sarai, L&Q

Supportive Colleague Award – Recognising a current Black, Asian or Minority Ethic employee of your organisation who is highly valued by their colleagues for the work they do on racial equality issues.


  • Seye Olaniyan, Optivo
  • Deborah Blyth, Network Homes
  • Valentina Stone, A2Dominion
  • Kelly Thomas, MTVH
  • Usman Hasan, Hyde
  • Irene Adeyinka, Peabody
  • Jerome Rock, Notting Hill Genesis
  • Humphrey Thompson, Southern Housing Group
  • Elaine Lewis, L&Q

Staff racial equality action group award – Recognising the work of a staff-led group that’s made a real difference to your organisation and wider communities.


  • Network Homes’ Racial Equality Action Group
  • Colleagues from A2Dominion
  • Hyde Housing’s Embrace Group
  • MTVH’s Rise Group
  • Notting Hill Genesis’ Cultural Energie Group
  • L&Q's Kaleidoscope Group