Pinnacle Group has been appointed by Legal & General as a management partner for its Affordable Homes business which has a delivery pipeline nationwide of 3,500 affordable homes. Pinnacle is the only private company – alongside 13 Housing Associations – to be appointed.

Following an extensive, two-stage tender process involving 140 companies, Pinnacle has been chosen by Legal & General to work across 97 designated areas in the North East, Midlands, South East and South West, in addition to every London borough, building upon its established nationwide delivery infrastructure.

The partnership will last for a minimum of 10 years and allow Pinnacle to focus on service delivery and resident experience, in line with Pinnacle’s Community Stewardship approach which prioritises long-term involvement in day-to-day community-facing services.

Legal and General’s entrance into the affordable housing market is an exciting proposition for everybody committed to increasing the supply of good quality, affordable homes,” said Claire Kober, Managing Director, Homes at Pinnacle Group. “Pinnacle is delighted to be working with Legal & General and proud to have been selected as part of the network of affordable housing providers. We believe we can make a considerable contribution to Legal & General’s ambition to provide the highest quality customer experience.”

Legal and General’s entrance into the affordable housing market is an exciting proposition for everybody committed to increasing the supply of good quality, affordable homes

Claire Kober, Managing Director, Homes, Pinnacle Group

Ben Denton, Managing Director, Legal & General Affordable Homes, commented: “After a rigorous tender process, focusing on the quality and customer service offering of 140 UK-wide housing associations, we have now established an experienced panel of management partners. With residents already moving into our first schemes, this represents another milestone as we continue to pioneer the Institutional Registered Provider model. There is an urgent need to keep innovating in this sector and to provide quality, stable homes for the 1.1 million households on waiting lists in England.”

Legal & General appoints Pinnacle as management partner for its Affordable Homes business

Pinnacle Group has been appointed by Legal & General as a management partner for its Affordable Homes business which has a delivery pipeline nationwide of 3,500 affordable homes. Pinnacle is the only private company – alongside 13 Housing Associations – to be appointed.

Following an extensive, two-stage tender process involving 140 companies, Pinnacle has been chosen by Legal & General to work across 97 designated areas in the North East, Midlands, South East and South West, in addition to every London borough, building upon its established nationwide delivery infrastructure.

The partnership will last for a minimum of 10 years and allow Pinnacle to focus on service delivery and resident experience, in line with Pinnacle’s Community Stewardship approach which prioritises long-term involvement in day-to-day community-facing services.

Legal
and General’s entrance into the affordable housing market is an exciting
proposition for everybody committed to increasing the supply of good quality,
affordable homes,” said Claire Kober, Managing Director, Homes at Pinnacle
Group. “Pinnacle is delighted to be working with Legal & General and proud
to have been selected as part of the network of affordable housing providers.
We believe we can make a considerable contribution to Legal & General’s
ambition to provide the highest quality customer experience.”

Legal and General’s entrance into the affordable housing market is an exciting proposition for everybody committed to increasing the supply of good quality, affordable homes

Claire Kober, Managing Director, Homes, Pinnacle Group

Ben Denton,
Managing Director, Legal & General Affordable Homes,
commented: “After a rigorous tender process, focusing on the quality and
customer service offering of 140 UK-wide housing associations, we have now
established an experienced panel of management partners. With residents already
moving into our first schemes, this represents another milestone as we continue
to pioneer the Institutional Registered Provider model. There is an urgent need
to keep innovating in this sector and to provide quality, stable homes for the
1.1 million households on waiting lists in England.”

Pinnacle begin comprehensive management contract in Greenwich

Pinnacle Group today announces that it has secured a
contract to deliver management services to Meridian Home Start, a Community
benefit Society providing affordable housing in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Pinnacle will provide tenancy management and maintenance services for tenants of Meridian Home Start including; tenancy engagement, income management, lettings services, cleaning and grounds maintenance, responsive repairs, void works and cyclical and planned maintenance. Pinnacle’s ability to deliver a comprehensive and integrated range services means tenants have a single point of contact, easier reporting of issues, and ultimately, a better tenant experience.

Delivery of Pinnacle’s management services began on
30th September for over 50 units, and will extend to a planned 250
by 2021 as additional new schemes are completed. All of the homes managed are affordable
homes for local families to rent at discounted rates, on average 65% of the
market rent.

Nimisha Patel, Group Head of Housing at Pinnacle
Group, said: “We are delighted to be working in close partnership with Meridian
Home Start to deliver services across the Royal Borough of Greenwich. We are
excited for the opportunity to deliver first-class services to an increasing
number of families as Meridian’s provision of affordable homes in the Borough grows
in the coming years.”

We are delighted to be working in close partnership with Meridian Home Start to deliver services across the Royal Borough of Greenwich. We are excited for the opportunity to deliver first-class services to an increasing number of families as Meridian’s provision of affordable homes in the Borough grows in the coming years

Nimisha Patel, Group Head of Housing

The contract will last for an initial 18 months.

Holistic service provision wins Lollard Street Contract

Leading housing manager Pinnacle Group today announces that it has secured a four-year contract to deliver management services to a new development in London’s Lollard Street.

Pinnacle will
provide housing management services to 70 affordable units and block management
services to 12 separate leasehold properties at the site. The company will
manage the development on behalf of Homes for Lambeth.

Pinnacle’s holistic
approach to service provision, which leads to more accountable property
management and, ultimately, a better tenant experience, was cited as a major factor
behind the awarding of the contract. The housing manager will offer a single
point of contact for residents, making it easier for residents to stay informed
of events and report issues.

Sarah Atkinson,
Regional Manager at Pinnacle Group, said: “Our ability to offer joined-up and
proactive management services allows us to deliver a better experience for our
tenants. We adopt a commercially-minded and socially-principled approach to all
developments, leaving tenants free to enjoy their lives.”

Our ability to offer joined-up and proactive management services allows us to deliver a better experience for our tenants. We adopt a commercially-minded and socially-principled approach to all developments, leaving tenants free to enjoy their lives.”

Sarah Atkinson, Regional Manager

Richard Reynolds,
Group Chair of Homes for Lambeth, said: “Welcoming our first residents to their
new homes on Lollard Street is an important step for Homes for Lambeth. We are
delighted to be working with Pinnacle to deliver a service to residents which
we are confident will be safe, effective and efficient.”

The contract will
last for an initial four years.

Claire Kober: It is not all doom and gloom

I spent this morning’s commute reading the executive summary of IPPR’s Commission on Economic Justice. The product of a two-year enquiry into the UK economy, the report outlines with devastating clarity the profound economic injustice that scars our country. Too many households no better off than a decade ago; the economy failing to deliver rising living standards for a majority of the population and nearly a million people on zero hours contracts.

None of this comes as a surprise to local government; day in day out, we see in individuals, families and communities experiencing the impact of income inequality and Europe’s most geographically unbalanced economy. But the Commission is not simply a council of despair. Instead it presents a genuinely radical 10-part plan for economic reform to achieve prosperity and justice.

The report is an impressive read for two reasons. The first is what it represents. I remember back in the 1990s, when IPPR convened a Commission on Social Justice. Unlike so many reports and commissions, this one laid out an ambitious agenda of social policy reform and gained traction among politicians and policy makers alike. It has had a lasting impact on public policy debates. The Commission on Economic Justice has similar potential; there are few reports which unite the Archbishop of Canterbury, McKinsey’s global managing partner and a Community Organiser from Citizens UK. But they are three of the commissioners that IPPR brought together; a consensus is already being built.

The second reason it is that it embraces the role of local government rather than neglecting it. It’s rare that a thinktank beyond the local government sector thinks radically about the role of councils’. However, the Commission calls for devolution of economic governance through the creation of four ‘economic executives’ comprising local authority representatives, as well as a rolling out of combined authorities throughout England.

Of course, it’s early days and we are yet to see how much traction the report will gain. But the signs look promising.

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