19th June 2023

Double award glory for Cora at local ceremony

The Cora team are celebrating after winning big at a local business awards ceremony.

We took home the gold award in the Sustainability category at last week’s SME Northamptonshire Business Awards, while our Managing Director Luke Simmons scooped silver in the Business Person of the Year category.


Luke said: “We are absolutely thrilled to take home such prestigious awards, in recognition of all the hard work put in over the last year.

“Everyone at Cora is committed to sustainability and creating amazing places that support our environment.

“We are proudly Northamptonshire-based, so winning a local award makes this feeling that extra bit special.”

We have invested heavily in renewable energy alternatives on our sites, with further work including research into innovative new ways to heat our homes using waste water recovery systems.

We have also contributed more than £11,000 towards nature preservation in the last year while planting over 9,000 trees and shrubs.


Our team also recognises our social responsibility and we put great emphasis on training apprentices and graduates, while setting targets to hire more people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Further goals include a target of designating 50% of our homes for affordable housing over the next two years.

Luke added: “As a business we recognise the impact our industry has on the world – and we want to make it a better one.


“We are proving that investing in sustainable practices and delivering on our social ambitions can have a real impact not just on our customers, but us as a business too.

“This is a very exciting time for our business and I speak on behalf of the whole team when I say we are looking forward to extending our reach further throughout the Midlands and beyond.”

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