Midland Heart strike IIP gold
One of the Midlands’ leading housing associations has struck gold for a second time after being re-awarded an Investors in People (IIP) Gold Award.
Birmingham-based Midland Heart, has retained its gold status following a rigorous and objective assessment of its management framework and on-going performance.
Recognised as a mark of excellence across the world, only one and half per cent of accredited organisations achieve gold globally and by maintaining its gold status, Midland Heart has joined a small niche of forward-thinking companies.
Assessed across 196 evidence areas, it has been praised for its clear strategy, effective and inspiring leadership, people development and its commitment to continuously improve.
Ruth Cooke, Chief Executive Officer at Midland Heart, says: “Investors in People is a worldwide mark of excellence and to be re-awarded gold is testament to our investment not just in the business but in our people.
“A motivated workforce is the lifeblood of any organisation – good people make good business. Through streamlining our systems and providing opportunities for colleagues to reach their full potential we have greater levels of trust, co-operation and engagement.
“The process of gaining accreditation has helped us to think objectively about our business and pinpoint areas for improvement. It has highlighted our strengths and weaknesses which will enables us to work more efficiently and effectively in the future.”
With over 15,000 companies across 75 countries achieving a basic standard of accreditation or more, IIP is renowned across the world as a sign of excellence.
Formed in 1991, IIP is at the cutting edge of excellence - helping organisations to achieve peak performance.
Managing over 33,000 homes and supporting 70,000 customers, Midland Heart first received a gold IIP award in 2011.