Isle housing firm marks eighth birthday

Celebrating eight years in business are (from left) Laura Dodsworth, Dawn Hoyes and Hayley Ackers.

Celebrating eight years in business are (from left) Laura Dodsworth, Dawn Hoyes and Hayley Ackers.

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North Lincolnshire Homes is celebrating its eighth year in business.

Having been established in 2007, following the transfer of homes from North Lincolnshire Council, the not-for-profit organisation rents out 10,000 homes across the North Lincolnshire area and employs over 300 people.

Highlights of the past eight years include the investment of £165 million in improving tenants’ homes, delivery of a widespread environmental programme costing £24 million, the building of 126 new homes, becoming a Top 100 Sunday Times not-for-profit company and achieving the gold Investors in People accreditation.

Last year, North Lincolnshire Homes’ established ongo; a partnership set up to offer new services for people in North Lincolnshire, from training and employment support, to commercial services, including ongo locksmiths and a local roofing business.

Profit generated through the partnership is reinvested directly into North Lincolnshire communities, helping to build more much needed new and affordable homes.

Last year also saw Scunthorpe-based Crosby Employment Bureau join ongo, strengthening what the group gives back to the people of North Lincolnshire, through employment and training opportunities.

Andy Orrey, Chief Executive, said: “NLH has seen a tremendously busy eight years and our vision of creating and sustaining truly vibrant communities is really coming to the fore. NLH, as part of ongo, will continue to develop not only by raising income to create more great affordable housing, but to go a step further to continue to create opportunities for people in the community. Watch this space!”

In its latest news, North Lincolnshire Homes has announced it is to start work building 14 brand new homes on Marsden Drive in Scunthorpe, marking the beginning of yet another busy but rewarding year for the company and the community.