Hastoe awarded Investors in People Gold

Hastoe has been awarded Investors in People Gold


Specialist rural housing association, Hastoe, has achieved the Gold Standard Investors in People (IiP) accreditation, demonstrating their commitment to realising the potential of their people. Gold accreditation places Hastoe in the top 3% of companies recognised by IiP for excellence in people performance around the world.

Established by the Sutton Dwellings Trust in 1962, Hastoe now owns and manages over 7,500 homes in over 70 local authority areas. Hastoe is primarily a rural housing association, specialising in providing sustainable, affordable homes to enable local people to remain within their communities. Its housing stock is spread across the south of England from Norfolk down to Cornwall. Hastoe employs around 110 staff – primarily in Hampton Wick, Greater London, but also located in regional offices in Little Chesterford, Essex, and Dorchester, Dorset.

Investors in People is the international standard for people management. It defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. Underpinning the Standard is the Investors in People framework, reflecting the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry. Working with clients across the globe, Investors in People enables organisations to benchmark against the best in the business on an international scale.

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said:

“We’d like to congratulate Hastoe. Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, and an organisation committed to achieving success by realising the potential of their people. Hastoe should be extremely proud of their achievement.”

Commenting on the award, Julie Smith, Head of Human Resources at Hastoe, said:

“Being accredited with Gold for the third time running is a tremendous achievement – especially so with the more rigorous benchmarks set by the new “Sixth Generation” Standard.

It confirms that we live our Hastoe values and that leadership, support and striving for continuous improvement are all embedded in the organisation.”

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