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Group structure

Orbit is comprised of a number of interdependent organisations known as Group members who collaborate and agree on our strategic direction.

Orbit is regulated by Homes England and accountable against its standards.

Our Group members are:

Orbit Group Limited

  • Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014
  • Date of registration: 23 January 1997
  • Registered Society: 28503R
  • Rules based on Model rules 2011
  • Registered with Homes England - 18 March 2008 - No: L4123
  • VAT No: 418541357
  • Data Protection No: Z6128096
  • Non-Executive Directors: Baroness Tessa Blackstone, David Weaver, David Young, Steve Brown, Stephen Howlett, Helen Gillett and Stephen Stone
  • Executive Directors: Paul Richards, Afzal Ismail, Craig Wilcockson and John Carleton
  • Chief Executive: Mark Hoyland
  • Company Secretary: Richard Wright

Heart of England Housing Association Limited

  • Trading as Orbit Heart of England
  • Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014
  • Date of registration: 1 April 2008
  • Registered Society: 30446R
  • Rules based on Model rules 2011
  • Registered with Homes England – 17 March 2008 - No: L4526
  • VAT No: 418541357
  • Data Protection No: Z1248431
  • Non-Executive Directors: Stephen Howlett, Kerry Bolister, Helen Gillett, David Butler, John Brennan, David Glover and Grant Richardson
  • Executive Director: Paul Richards
  • Company Secretary: Richard Wright

Orbit South Housing Association Limited

  • Trading as Orbit East and South
  • Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014
  • Date of registration: 1 October 2007
  • Registered Society: 27802R
  • Rules based on Model rules 2011
  • Registered with Homes England: 1 October 2007 – No: L4060
  • VAT No: 418541357
  • Data Protection No: Z5002766
  • Non-Executive Directors: Stephen Howlett, Kerry Bolister, Helen Gillett, David Butler, Tonia Mihill, Eileen Stent, Symon Sentain and Jake Boomhauer
  • Executive Director: Paul Richards
  • Company Secretary: Richard Wright

Orbit Homes (2020) Limited

  • Private Limited Company – Non Charitable
  • Date of registration: 20 August 2009
  • Registered No: 6950748
  • VAT No: 976559454
  • Data Protection No: Z2190981
  • Non-Executive Directors: Stephen Stone, Richard Berrett, Wendy Colgrave, Charlotte Constance, Jayne Healey Brown and Shirley Watson 
  • Executive Director: Helen Moore
  • Company Secretary: Richard Wright

Orbit Treasury Limited

  • Private Limited Company – Non Charitable
  • Date of registration: 31 May 2007
  • Registered No: 06264601
  • VAT No: 418541357
  • Data Protection No: 
  • Non-Executive Directors: David Young, Joy Baggaley, Stuart Fisher, David Weaver and Mark Hoyland
  • Company Secretary: Richard Wright

Our structure

Operating across the Midlands, the East and the South East of the country, our business services are delivered by our five directorates and led by our Executive Team.

Customer Services

We oversee the operational delivery of services for customers, bringing together expertise from housing and estate housing services, property services, tenancy services, commercial and leasehold. The department provides a first point of contact for all customer enquiries.

Orbit Homes

The team manages the housing development arm of the business, from land and planning services, through to construction, development and sales. We build around 2,000 new homes every year.

Finance

Our finance team look after all investor relations and treasury activity across the Group. They ensure we are financially robust and report on the Group’s performance.

People

The People Directorate ensure that we continue to be a great place to work, recruiting and retaining talent across the Group. Here we have the HR and Academy function, the Brand, Communications and Strategy team and our Community Investment colleagues.

Corporate Services

Our Corporate Services department ensure we are compliant across all areas, managing risks and business continuity, as well as Business Improvement. This includes Information Technology, Procurement, Health and Safety, Internal Audit and Corporate Planning