From 29 April 2022, Compass Housing Services became Home In Place.

Compass Housing Service is a three time finalist in the upcoming 2021 Hunter Business Awards.

Group Managing Director Greg Budworth said the accolades are a credit to Compass’ highly skilled and professional team.

He said to be a finalist in three categories is a great achievement.

“The Compass team strive for excellence, not only in tenant support but in sustainability,” Greg said.

“We continue to evolve the way we deliver and manage housing to better meet the needs of tenants, community and funding bodies,” he said.

“We been successful in gaining Government contracts to deliver more housing and housing support, which also creates local jobs.”

“Our engagement activities, including our community hubs and gardens, are about making sure we do more than put a roof over people’s heads.”

The organisation is in the running for awards in the following categories:

  • Excellence in Community Enterprise
  • Excellence in Sustainability
  • Outstanding Employer of Choice

Greg said Compass’ vision is that all people have appropriate and affordable shelter and are engaged in sustainable communities.

He said Compass has integrated the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into all its plans. It is working with other organisations to increase the use of the SDGs to address major environmental and social issues affecting communities.

“We focus on being an employer of choice so we can attract passionate and talented people to realise our vision.”

The annual Hunter Business Awards are presented by Business Hunter (formerly the Hunter Business Chamber).

Business Hunter CEO Bob Hawes said this year’s awards were the most contested yet in the 40 years they have been running. There are 72 finalists vying for awards across 14 categories, chosen from hundreds of entries.

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