Hunter-based Compass Housing Services has been announced as the recipient of the Greentree International Don Bowman Initiative Award.
Greentree, a leading provider of business management software, established the award to recognise partner companies who’ve made significant impact on projects and initiatives across Greentree’s global community.
This year’s award was provided to Compass for its work in adapting and customising Greentree to be the most advanced and connective product in the housing sector.
Compass is Australia’s largest community housing provider, and recently won a joint venture tender to deliver the Logan Renewal Initiative in Queensland ‚Äì the largest social housing revitalisation project in Australian history.
Managing Director Greg Budworth said Compass’ success was partially due to its ability to deliver an information management system capable of managing such a large number of properties with minimal disruption to tenants.
“As Australia’s leading community housing provider, we are working to lead the way with innovation in all areas of our business, including information management systems,” Greg said.
“Our thanks to Greentree International for the award, and of course for the product itself.”
Scott Graham, Director of Kinetic Information Systems, said he was proud to work with Compass as their Greentree Support Provider.
“Compass’ persistence, initiative and dedication, leveraging the strength and flexibility of its Greentree system, have seen it grow to the forefront of community housing in Australia,” Scott said.
The award Compass won is in honour of Greentree’s founder, Don Bowman, who died in 2013. Greentree state that the winner of the award will have contributed something extraordinary ‚Äì be it a product, a project, a service, a system or market innovation, or overall excellence in achievement. Other award recipients came from Australia, the UK and New Zealand.
Image | Greg Budworth with the award from Greentree
Hunter-based Compass Housing is one of largest providers of social and affordable housing in Australia. The enterprising not-for-profit manages more than 6,200 social and affordable housing properties in Sydney, the Hunter, Central West, Far West, Manning and Central Coast regions of NSW, as well as in Brisbane and New Zealand. It also runs community development programs in Australia, New Zealand and Vanuatu.
Compass is a Tier 1 Community Housing Provider under the National Regulatory System for Community Housing and holds a full certificate of accreditation under the National Community Housing Standards.
The multi-award winning team at Compass believes community housing is about much more than providing accommodation. It’s also about building communities. Compass provides tenants with support and access to resources to help them to better participate in the social and economic life of their communities.