MANNINGHAM Housing Association has triumphed in the Best Digital Transformation category at the Northern Housing Awards.

The accolade came after a review of the Bradford-based association’s gas safety compliance processes to make them more efficient.

This identified the need to invest in a new digital platform and move away from the existing manual system which was found to be time and cost intensive.

MHA teamed up with pioneering technology firm Gas Tag with the aim of improving overall gas compliance and tenant safety.

Founded in 2015, Gas Tag has a growing number of landlords, housing associations and local authorities on its client list.

Lee Bloomfield, chief executive of MHA said of the win: "I’m thrilled for all involved, but especially our tenants who have benefited from the upgrade.

“Relatively small housing associations such as MHA have limited resources but are rightly required to meet our compliance obligations in full.

“The award is a testament to the hard work and innovative approach we’ve taken to enhancing our processes, including in relation to gas compliance.

“Gas Tag has been key to raising quality and, indeed, exceeding the expectations of the regulator.

“Our story should give other associations confidence that there are complementary solutions in the market which can improve energy use and safety."

With an annual turnover of £8.5 million and a staff of 32, MHA manages more than 1,400 homes for families, the elderly and those in need in Bradford and Keighley.

Already this year, Manningham Housing Association has been shortlisted for five national awards, achieved the highest standard of customer service excellence and become the first housing association in the country to be officially accredited for its work in promoting equality, diversity and inclusion.