West Suffolk: Bronze Investors in People award for Havebury Housing Partnership

AFFORDABLE housing provider Havebury has been recognised for its culture of staff involvement and consultation with a bronze award under the Investors in People (IiP) scheme.

Havebury, a not-for-profit association which operates in west Suffolk and parts of Cambridgeshire, with offices in Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill, was praised for its management style and its support for learning and development and flexible working.

The IiP judge’s report added: “People feel valued for their contribution through managers and senior managers thanking them for good performance, listening to their ideas for improvement…having their strengths utilised and having interesting and challenging work.”

Havebury chief executive Karen Mayhew said: “We were extremely pleased to receive such a good response from the Investors in People judge. We have been told that we have great potential to meet the criteria of the silver award in the future.

“As a housing association we are a people business, firmly committed to our team members as well as our tenants. As a result, we have a low staff turnover which means that our 6,000 tenants can be assured of a consistent, high quality service.”

She added: “We will be sure to work on the recommendations given to us by the IiP judge to aim for Silver and Gold awards in the future.”