Melin Homes has won the ‘workplace transformation project of the year’ award at the UK IT Industry Awards in London. Shortlisted against companies such as BT, Heathrow Airport, HMRC, Lloyds Bank and Virgin Media, the Pontypool-based housing provider won for its innovative agile working project over the last two years.
The project was based around enabling Melin’s staff to work smarter and be able to do their jobs from anywhere. Front-line staff now work from tablets, using integrated software to remove the need to visit the office every day, its board has gone completely paperless, and staff can work from home or any other agile site.
Melin’s agile working project was based on Capita’s Open suite of products including OpenHousing, OpenFinancials and Totalmobile, alongside business intelligence and reporting from Advantage Intelligence.
Helen Rogers, head of housing products, Capita, said, “This is a fantastic result for Melin Homes and demonstrates what a transformative impact technology can have on a business, especially when backed by the commitment to an agile working culture that Melin’s team has achieved.”