About Us

Our Story

In 1999 Pemberstone’s Leadership Team were having discussions with other property companies around ‘this internet thing’, ‘there must be something in it’, what do we do?’ Our Chairman Ralph Catto had worked with Pemberstone before so they approached him with this question.

In 2000 they started in earnest addressing the question and two members of staff were ‘borrowed’ from Pemberstone. One of which was John Carthew (Director of Product) plus the official first hire was Gareth Evans ( Senior Business Analyst)

By 2001 HP entered the Local Authority market winning Medway LA (Local Authority) as a first Social Housing Client

Between 2001-2004 HP were dominant in Choice Based Lettings and Housing Registers; possibly being the first core system all delivered via the internet in the Social Housing Market

In 2004 HP won a central government contract to improve an existing service around housing mobility and grew its success – 60% in 2 years!

By 2007 the central government decided it didn’t need to fund a mobility service anymore so HomeSwapper was launched as the alternative

and the rest is history………

Our Vision

‘We will be the trusted partner for the organisations operating in the sector who need IT solutions to support, drive and empower their activities’

Our Values

Working Together

  • Understand our customer and markets
  • Communication
  • Create a positive working environment

We can

  • Strive for improvement
  • Drive strategic change and innovation
  • Be committed to deliver

Do the right thing

  • Demonstrate business ethics
  • Champions of development
  • Realise performance through our people

Work for us

We are always on the lookout for the best talent to join HPL, head over to our LinkedIn Page to see what current vacancies we have available.


There are many perks to working at Housing Partners….

25 days annual leave + bank holidays

Critical Illness & Life Assurance

Private Medical Health Insurance

Access to thousands of discounts with Perk Box

Mindfulness sessions, well-being activities and mental health first aiders

Social events and company team building events

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Meet our teams