Housing group strikes gold with top award
homes chief executive Ashley Hook, right, with staff board member
Mick Luther and Jeanette Vane a lookalike of the
by business editor Trevor Sturgess
A housing enterprise has won gold for the way it treats its
mhs homes, which manages more than 8,000 homes in Medway, was
dubbed a "shining example" after being awarded the rare Investors
in People Gold standard.
The housing association is among an elite group of just 3% of UK
organisations to achieve the standard.
mhs had to achieve an excellent rating across 179 areas to win
the accolade, which follows silver in 2011, and bronze in 2006.
Chief executive Ashley Hook said: "We are absolutely
thrilled to have achieved this gold rating from Investors in
People. This is a testimony to our hard-working dedicated staff and
their commitment to continuous improvement."
John Telfer, managing director of Inspiring Business Performance
(IBP), the organisation that provides the Investors in People
scheme in London and the south, said: "The current economic climate
makes it even more important that an organisation adapts to
survive. mhs homes is a shining example that proves organisations
can achieve great things during challenging times."
He added that IiP recognition was becoming more important,
enhancing an organisation's reputation to potential employees,
investors and customers.
The gold certificate was presented to mhs homes' staff board
member Mick Luther by Jeanette Vane, a lookalike of the Queen.
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