Our Accreditations

The breadth of services offered by the Orchard & Shipman group requires that our policies and procedures meet the requirements of a wide range of statutory and trade bodies. Our clients can be assured that we conduct business to the highest of standards.

 Accreditations ISO9001 - FS 547352
BSI (ISO 9001:2008) FS547352
Since its foundation in 1901 as the Engineering Standards Committee, BSI Group has grown into a leading global independent business services organisation providing standard-based solutions in more than 140 countries.
BSI assess Orchard & Shipman’s Quality Management System for property management services for local authorities, landlords and tenants.
 Accreditations - CHAS
CHAS : Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme
CHAS is an established market leader for health and safety pre-qualification in the UK. It is a non-commercial scheme available to suppliers and to organisations looking for suitably competent suppliers. 
Orchard & Shipman’s Health & Safety system is assessed annually by CHAS.
 Accreditations - ARLA
ARLA : Association of Residential Letting Agents
The Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA) is a professional membership and regulatory body for letting agents and letting agencies in the UK. ARLA recognised the requirements of the residential lettings market were so detailed and specific that a separate organisation was required to promote standards in this important sector of the property industry.
 Accreditations - HCA
HCA : Homes & Communities Agency accredited
Orchard & Shipman was one of the first private sector companies to have been accredited to manage ‘social housing’ by the HCA.
 Accreditations - Property-Ombudsman
The Property Ombudsman
Orchard & Shipman are members of The Property Ombudsman (TPO) which is independent and provides a free, fair and speedy review of complaints between registered agents and clients.