HSPG's 2022 Quarterly Round-Up

HSPG highlights & blockbuster deals  

This year, HSPG has secured vast deals to increase the supply of affordable and supported housing across the UK. The first of which is entering into contract with CA Ventures for the delivery of 58 affordable homes in Lewisham, South East London. These homes will be delivered at the start of 2024, with 37 affordable rent units and 21 shared ownership units. Secondly, the expansive completion of a new 152 unit portfolio, providing much needed supported housing within 3 local authorities.  

HSPG has also completed on a number of properties across the country, this year. From 6 shared ownership homes at the Thorpe Park development in Leeds, right through to a 2 floor commercial unit and 6 floor apartment mixed use scheme by Manchester City Centre. First time buyer and new homeowner, Emily said “The house is excellent and everyone has been really helpful for things that have needed resolving both before and after the handover. I would recommend them to others, I couldn’t be happier!”.  

HSPG in the press 

HSPG has appeared prominently in the industry press so far this year, with features such as ‘The role of affordable and supported housing in boosting social inclusion’, in Housing Digital. As well as opinion pieces such as our CEO, Guy Horne’s feature ‘The generational divide behind housing’, in Property Wire 

Alongside these press releases, our CEO, Guy Horne has appeared on several podcasts. From HSPG’s start-up story ‘HSPG: Two friends uniting for massive impact’, with This Week in Property, right through to ‘The real humble affordable housing guy’, with Property Jam. Continuing to increase his growing reputation, Guy recently sat with Property Week for a Q&A: ‘Five minutes with Guy Horne, chief executive of HSPG’.  

Award nominations  

HSPG is being recognised as an outstanding organisation creating great impact, being nominated for a number of national awards. The first of which is being shortlisted for social impact initiative – residential at the RESI awards 2022. Secondly, HSPG is shortlisted for the Irvine Stellar award recognising innovative and ground-breaking work in the property sector at the 2022 Property Awards. Last but not least, HSPG is a finalist in the 2022 EMEA Inspiring Workplaces Award, recognised as a forward-thinking organisation and shortlisted on strengths including our purpose, commitment to inclusivity, leadership, wellbeing, communication and our workplace culture.

A growing team  

The HSPG team has grown by 50% over the last two years, with 7 staff starting since the beginning of 2022. Olivia Hitchen as Office Administrator & PA, Poppy Lockwood as Acquisition Coordinator, Michael Pearson as Financial Controller and Bil Ahmed as Marketing & Communications Manager all join our Manchester Office. While Marc Kneale-Jones as Head of Partnerships, David Cook as Head of Financial Planning & Analysis and Louise Chai as Analyst in Affordable Housing all join our London Office.   

Meet the team, read all about their work, experience and fun facts: https://hspg.co.uk/people/ 

HSPG Charity Foundation 

The HSPG Charity Foundation is a passion project, driven by our vision for HSPG and executed by our internal Social Impact Team. We wanted to broaden our philanthropic efforts into the areas we see every day, including the impact of homelessness. We do this by supporting charities with their internal structure and growth, and sustainability. 

We not only raise funds for our partner charities, over £10,000 last year, but also provide practical and professional support. From litter picks to working in local food banks, right through to marathons and helping to build websites. 

In March, the HSPG team invited partner businesses to take part in a charity bake off to raise some much needed funds for GROW, a charity working with schools and communities delivering bespoke programmes in sustainable food growing and outdoor learning.  

Taking place at The Big London Bake, Tooting, a day filled with cakes, a charity raffle and a celebrity guest judge – EastEnders and Gavin & Stacey actor, Larry Lamb. The bake off event raised over £4,000 to support GROW in their efforts. If you’d like to help to support GROW, you can donate here.  

We recently posted a blog all about the charity bake off, read about the event here 

Last month, in April, the HSPG team competed in a step challenge to aid Disasters Emergency Committee raise money in support for Ukraine. More than 4 million people have fled Ukraine since the conflict began, any donations you can give would be gratefully received. You can donate here. Keep an eye on our social channels to find out which of our team won the challenge and clocked the most steps in April.  

More to come 

A great start to the year for everyone at HSPG. With new deals in the pipeline, there is a lot more to come in 2022. If you would like to know more about working with HSPG get in touch at hello@hspg.co.uk 

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