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Frontline professionals get national recognition

Posted on 05 November 2019

Two members of Hyde staff have been included in 24Housing magazine's ‘40 over 40’ list. The list is a collection of 40 housing professionals, over 40, who have changed residents’ lives.

David Murphy works in our Property Maintenance team, which carries out major transformations to homes including kitchens and bathrooms. He covers an area of 14,000 homes including Chichester, Brighton and Portsmouth. A carpenter by trade, David upskilled to become a plumber, progressing to repairs specialist. He was nominated for his dedication, customer-focused approach to his job and his commitment to making sure that our customers are at the heart of everything he does.

Paul Dew, Head of Operations said: “I’m delighted that David’s hard work has been recognised at a national level. Putting customers first is David’s priority. We recently received thanks from a customer, thanking David not only for his excellent workmanship and professionalism, but for the fact that he went out of his way to make sure that her daughter, who has autism, was happy and comfortable. He is a credit to Hyde.”

David said: “I’m thrilled to have made the ‘40 over 40’ list. I love knowing that I’ve made a positive difference to someone’s day. For that to be recognised in a national publication is fantastic.”

Safia Noor is a Projects and Partnerships Manager for the Hyde Foundation, and her passion for helping communities means that she has made a real impact on hundreds of customers' lives.

She recently developed the bid for the GLA Young Londoners fund, also worked with partners on the Pack-it-On project on the Packington Estate in North London, using section 106 money to deliver a community arts programme.

Sarah Willis, Programme Manager, Successful Places, Hyde Foundation said: “Safia brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the team at Hyde. She has the drive and ambition to build strategic partnerships that can really support local place-based solutions to some of the biggest social and economic challenges communities are facing.”

Abdi Farah, Director at Hornstars said: “Safia has been professional and compassionate towards young people who live in Stonebridge and Brent. We are grateful for the support she has given, enabling young people to flourish and express themselves in a safe, secure environment.”