On the 10th of August, Compass Housing's innovative approach to providing social and affordable housing was recognised after being named the winner of the Hunter Business Chamber Awards - Excellence in Innovation Award.
Compass was also a finalist in the Contribution to the Region Award.
Group Chief Corporate Services Officer, Lyndall Robertshaw, accepted the award. Ms Robertshaw said it was an honour for the Compass team to be recognised against other high calibre organisations.
She said Compass was continually innovating to improve services for tenants, the working environment for its staff and to be more efficient.
“We also innovate because we want to influence the future and to make the community a better place for everyone,” Ms Robertshaw said.
“Compass has a great culture of innovation with staff looking to do things better as part of their working day,” she said.
Ms Robertshaw thanked Pitcher Partners for sponsoring the Award and the Hunter Business Chamber for hosting the event to recognise and support business excellence.
Compass is no stranger to the Awards taking out two major awards last year. Compass Housing was crowned with the Business Excellence Award for large organisations and Group Managing Director Greg Budworth was named Business Leader of the Year.
The Awards are the peak accolade for businesses and organisations based in the NSW Hunter region and are heralded as the premier regional business chamber awards in Australia. This year 77 finalists competed for 14 awards in addition to a President’s Award. This year’s Business Leader of the Year Award went to former NRMA Chairman and current HMRI Chairman Kyle Loades. The event was a sellout attended by almost 500 people.