Making of a manager

24 January 2018

Metropolitan’s 18-month management training programme has given Chanelle Rowe the skills and self-belief to step up There is no stopping Chanelle Rowe this year, now she has a new qualification to back her ambition. The...

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Metropolitan and Thames Valley Housing announce partnership talks

16 January 2018

The Boards of Metropolitan and Thames Valley Housing are today announcing the start of formal talks to form a partnership. They will now move forward with their discussions – which will include consultation with funders,...

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Development plan pays off for PA

19 December 2017

He was a personal assistant eight months ago; now Andrew Gatehouse is waiting to send in the diggers on his first development project – thanks to Metropolitan’s commitment to developing its colleagues. Some want cufflinks...

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Metropolitan appoints Executive Director of Property

15 November 2017

Metropolitan has appointed Mark Everard as its Executive Director of Property. Mark is currently a Housing Director within Capita Real Estate & Infrastructure, a role in which he focuses on affordable housing. He will join...

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Metropolitan more than doubles its delivery of new homes in another year of progress and achievement

10 July 2017

Metropolitan has more than doubled its new homes delivery to 832 (2016: 371) as its 2016/17 annual report reflects another year of progress and achievement. Highlights from the report, published today, include: an increase in...

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Metropolitan appoints Geeta Nanda OBE as new Chief Executive

24 May 2017

Geeta Nanda OBE has been appointed as the new Chief Executive at Metropolitan. Geeta is currently Chief Executive of Thames Valley Housing, and will join Metropolitan in October 2017, succeeding Brian Johnson. Paula Kahn, Chair...

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Metropolitan CEO announces his decision to step down in July

9 February 2017

Brian Johnson has decided to step down as Chief Executive of Metropolitan in July after more than four successful years at the helm of the housing association. Commenting on his decision, he said: “I have...

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Dementia friends

23 November 2016

We’re raising awareness and understanding of this condition by recruiting 200 Dementia Friends across Metropolitan. The Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends initiative works on the basis that a bit of understanding goes a long way. It...

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Financially strong Metropolitan grows development pipeline in record surplus year

5 October 2016

Metropolitan has continued to build on its already strong financial position, reporting a record surplus of £77m* (2015: £60m) and an increased operating margin of 38.4%* (2015: 36.9%) for 2015/16. The housing association’s financial strength...

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Metropolitan named one of the top 10 employers for LGBT staff

19 January 2016

Metropolitan has been recognised as one of the country’s top employers for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) staff, by LGBT rights charity Stonewall. The organisation was ranked number eight in the 2016 Workplace Equality...

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