In her report, the IiP judge praised Havebury for its “very positive” support for learning and development and its “supportive management style alongside flexible working (which) is greatly appreciated by everyone”.
The report added: “People feel valued for their contribution through managers and senior managers thanking them for good performance, listening to their ideas for improvement…
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.”
Havebury, which has offices in Haverhill and Bury St Edmunds, is dedicated to serving both the existing and future housing needs of people in West Suffolk and parts of Cambridge. A charity and not-for-profit association, it currently manages 6,000 homes.
For more information, please visit www.havebury.com or call 0300 3300 900.