Crowned with prestigious ‘Investors in People’ Platinum Status

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) is enormously proud to announce we have been awarded the prestigious ‘Investors in People’ Platinum Status, demonstrating our commitment to high performance through good people management

WCHG manages almost 14,000 properties providing homes to more than 20,000 people providing local employment to 560 staff. WCHG has developed a people focused culture that has enabled us to continually deliver efficient excellent services to the Wythenshawe Community.

We are proud to be joining an elite group of world class organisations across all sectors and to be the very first Housing Association in the North West of England to achieve this prestigious accreditation.

We are in excellent company in the elite group 1% companies across 75 countries globally to be accredited at this level for our exemplary approach to developing, supporting and leading people effectively to achieve sustainable results.

Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. Underpinning the Standard is the Investors in People framework, reflecting the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry. Platinum is the highest level of Investors in People that an organisation can achieve.

The internationally-recognised accreditation was achieved after receiving online feedback from the firm’s 560 employees followed by interviews, all measuring performance against the nine indicators of the Investors in People Standard.

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said; “We’d like to congratulate Wythenshawe Community Housing Group(WCHG), Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to success. WCHG should be extremely proud of their achievement.”

Steve Burrows, Managing Director of Investors in People North of England delivered by IDG said; “This is a fantastic achievement for Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) and I would like to congratulate all of the team. We believe that your people make the difference and by investing in them you are looking to create sustainable success. IIP is designed to help organisations and their people to realise potential, providing a simple road map for excellence. With their fantastic Platinum accreditation, WCHG is certainly working to realise their people potential.”

Nigel Wilson, Group Chief Executive said; “We are delighted to receive Platinum status; it’s a true testament to the culture of our forward thinking and innovative organisation. This is the highest IIP standard and is only held by a handful of organisations across England, this is an impressive achievement and is dedicated to all hard work and commitment of our colleagues. I would personally like to thank everyone for the amazing work they do every day. We see learning and development as a key driver of our long-term competitiveness, as well as collaboration and innovation”.

Chair of the WCHG Board, Bishop of Manchester The Right Revd Dr David Walker said, “This is a fantastic achievement for WCHG, Investors In People is designed to support organisations and their employees to grow true talent, providing a structured framework which leads to all avenues of excellence. Securing Platinum status, WCHG is certainly reaching for the stars into growing true people potential.”

The award of IIP Platinum came after an assessment in September 2017 following WCHG receiving Gold status in 2014.

For more information about Investors in People please visit www.investorsinpeople.com