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5 May 2021

Hume named ‘Outstanding Employer’ for diversity and inclusion in the Hunter

Hume community Housing has won the Outstanding Employer Award in the 2021 Hunter Diversity and Inclusion Awards.

According to the co-founder of the Hunter Diversity and Inclusion Collective, Bill Armstrong, of the 65 nominations for outstanding employer an overwhelming 80% were for Hume.

“All the nominations for Hume were from the community, unlike others that came from organisations themselves, so they were a real standout,” he said.

“Much of the feedback I have had from people who have dealt with Hume is that they have been very impressed with their approach, so I believe this is well deserved.”

The Hume team representatives in the Hunter, who attended the gala event – Catherine Cahill, Sally Regan, Shelly Beatie and Katherine McLean – were thrilled to be presented the award from Michelle Crawford of ‘Being More Human’ fame.

[A picture containing indoor, vessel, ceramic ware, porcelain Description automatically generated] “In September 2019 Hume was awarded management of around 2,400 social housing homes in the Hunter area,” explained Catherine.

 “At the time we opened two offices in Maitland and Raymond Terrace and have built a truly exceptional team of dedicated and passionate people.

“Everyone at Hume is committed to supporting our customers and local communities to prosper. We are thrilled with this important award and thank the organisers,” she said.

The celebratory event was held at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Newcastle with seven awards presented and eight cabaret acts enjoyed by all who attended. 

The Hunter Diversity and inclusion Collective is a voluntary network of like-minded spirits seeking to enable a collective voice for more diversity and inclusion in the Greater Hunter region of NSW. Primarily focusing on media and events they also advocate for greater equity in employment opportunity via the promotion of progressive recruitment practices which ensure access.

Photo caption: Hume’s Shelly Beatie, Sally Regan, Catherine Cahill and Katherine McLean