Thames Valley Housing was established in 1966, completing our first building project 2 years later. Our commitment to making home ownership more accessible was evident as far back as 1980, when we delivered our first shared ownership homes. In 1999 we were proud to sell the UK's first home under the Government's HomeBuy Scheme.
In 2001 we achieved Charter Mark accreditation, and we added to our quality standards a year later when we gained the Investors in People award. We were delighted when the Housing Corporation appointed us as a preferred partner to provide new homes in West London and the South East in 2003.
Following our inspection, the Audit Commission awarded us a ‘Good' 2-star rating in 2005. A year later we featured in the Sunday Times ‘Top 100 companies to work for list.' Later that year we marked our 40th year by celebrating the completion of our 10,000th home at Stream Banks, Guildford.
In 2008 we brought affordable home ownership to the high street, opening our Homebuy4you sales shop in Camberley.
2009 saw us support a number of local projects through our newly launched Community Chest investment programme. We also expanded our learning and development activities, launching our Residents Training and Employment Centre.