Working at Pennington Choices
Over the past ten years’, Pennington Choices has grown into a multi-million pound business, with offices across the UK, employing over 100 members of staff, and servicing over 250 organisations nationwide within the social housing, healthcare, retail, transport and educational sectors through our various services.
However, in spite of our growth, we are still a family-owned business, which has a ‘family’ instilled culture amongst our workforce. Many of whom have grown, developed and are now directing the company onto our new five year business plan targets, focusing on people, planet and profit. With further plans to grow and excel in our forecasts, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we as a business are on course for an exciting future, and we want you to be a part of it.
Our promise to you…
We listen, because we care and want to enable our staff to enjoy what they do…
As a result, we are delighted to have been recognised as a Two-Star Best Company, with an outstanding focus on workplace engagement, by Best Companies and The Sunday Times – a yearly commitment to identify how engaged our staff are with our organisation so that we can continue to be a great place to work. By participating in the Best Company accreditation, it allows us to acknowledge where we are as a business and create meaningful change from our staff’s feedback to further excel our offering, and ensure that our talented workforce is retained and engaged in the direction that the business is going.
Further to being a Two-Star Best Company we are also ranked within the Top 5 Best Architect and Surveyors firms across the UK, and within the Top 100 Medium-Sized Companies across the UK. What is exciting is that we aim to better our score each year, meaning you can expect more improvements to our staff offering this year and beyond.
A resilient business with a plan and focus
COVID-19 has and continues to throw challenges at all aspects of our lives. However, straight from the first moment Pennington Choices has had a plan in place and stuck to it, ensuring that we as a business have been able to grow through this crisis. Take a listen from our staff to hear first-hand how they felt our plan was.
Join our growing team today…
Join a business on a journey of growth, with a culture to match you and your needs and with a plan in place to ensure that you will be rewarded. Find out more and if there is a role for you by looking at out current list of vacancies here.
- PG Diploma Business Administration
- BSc (Hons) Environmental Health
- Corporate Member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
- Leadership learning programme
Mark is the Managing Director of Pennington Choices and its subsidiary Auburn Ainsley, a company he set up in 2000 to take a multi-disciplinary approach to property related services nationally to the public and private sectors.
Mark has 28 years’ experience of providing services to local authorities and social landlords and six years’ experience as an employee within local authorities and housing associations. In addition Mark is currently a non-executive director of the trading subsidiary of Warrington Disability Partnership and has previously been a housing association board member.
Mark leads on the development of Pennington Choices as a business, with a strong focus on championing our approach to being a great place to work so that we can recruit and retain the very best people talent so we can deliver exceptional outcomes for our clients. Leading our growth agenda, listening and understanding clients and their needs while helping colleagues to develop, progress and become the best version of themselves possible makes up the core of Mark’s role. Mark has a strong consultancy pedigree and as such spends some of his time working as part of our consultancy team, providing help to clients around subjects such as housing finance, option appraisals, development, organisational strategy, leadership and change management.