IOD Director of the Year Awards

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Martin Armstrong profile





Group Chief Executive Officer
Wheatley Group: Scotland 

Martin is widely regarded as one of the foremost figures within affordable housing and the wider public sector. Under his leadership, Wheatley has established over the past five years a formidable track record and reputation across the UK and in Europe as a leading housing, care and property-management group. Wheatley – which owns or manages almost 80,000 homes – has grown to encompass six Registered Social Landlords, three commercial subsidiaries, an award-winning care organisation and a charitable foundation.

His housing career, spanning more than 25 years and covering the length and breadth of England and Scotland, has been marked by a string of national and international awards and accreditations. 




Wheatley is Scotland’s leading housing, care and property-management group and one of the UK’s best-accredited organisations.

Owning or managing over 80,000 homes, Wheatley delivers award-winning services to 250,000 people across Scotland.

Wheatley employs 2700 people directly and a further 2000 as joint owners of one of Scotland’s largest repairs and maintenance companies, City Building (Glasgow).

Group subsidiaries are united by a common commitment to excellence in all they do and a joint mission in 'Making Homes and Lives Better' for the people they work for and the communities in which they live.

Wheatley and its partner organisations continue each year to win national and international awards and accreditations from organisations ranging from the European Foundation for Quality Management to Investors in People and the UK Government Cabinet Office, which oversees Customer Service Excellence.


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