Some people might know about Investors in People – it’s an assessment framework which reflects the best practices in high performance working.

I am delighted to announce that Thomas Pocklington Trust successfully completed its IIP assessment in July and we have achieved a Bronze standard! It’s a real testimony to the whole organisation – everybody has played a role in this. As an organisation we continually strive to have high people management standards which in turn help us achieve our main purpose – to improve the lives of people with sight loss.

On another positive note, I am pleased that Fadeia Hossian has been appointed as a new Trustee at Thomas Pocklington Trust.

As well as lowering the average age of the board by a good few years, Fadeia brings direct personal experience of many of the changes we have been through in recent years. She was a founding trustee of both Activeyes Redbridge (the very first TPT supported local society) and East London Vision. She is carving out a successful legal career at Clifford Chance, one of the world’s top law firms, after overcoming not just the loss of her sight but having to travel half way round the world and learn a new language to pursue her aspirations.

She is one of the most impressive role models that I know who is showing how perseverance and a positive mental attitude can overcome the most difficult of obstacles and I couldn’t be more thrilled that she will be helping to shape our strategic direction in the coming years. Welcome Fadeia!


Peter Corbett


Chief Executive