Trust Housing Association wins Prestigious Investors in People Award

Trust Housing Association have been crowned winners of the Excellence in the Third Sector category (over 250 employees) at the annual Investors in People Awards 2016, the leading industry event recognising high performance in people management, the association have sheltered and general needs properties in six different locations across Dumfries and Galloway, Thornhill, Glenluce, Langholm, Dumfries, Stranraer and Newton Stewart. The majority of this housing is designed with the over 50’s in mind. All but one of their developments have a staff member onsite for peace of mind and to support tenants. Their developments have a friendly, family environment and some have very active social scenes.

The Awards, which received over 300 entries from organisations working in a variety of sectors and locations across the globe, celebrate the best people management practices amongst businesses. The Excellence in the Third Sector category recognises organisations that are committed to sharing best practice and continually striving to improve.

At the 1920’s themed ceremony held in London on 29th June, Trust was also presented with an award recognising over 15 years continuous accreditation as an Investors in People organisation.

Rhona McLeod, Chief Executive at Trust said ‘We are immensely proud to have won this award.  We passionately believe that our people are our greatest asset.  Their performance underpins the quality of our services and we are committed to continually developing a motivated, empowered and engaged workforce.

To be benchmarked against the best workplaces and receive these two awards is a true testament to the commitment and enthusiasm of every member of our staff team at Trust’.

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said ‘Once again we have been overwhelmed by the number and calibre of entries received for the Investor in People Awards.  It’s fantastic to see so many organisations nominated for outperforming in their sector, demonstrating great people management practice and a commitment to staff development, all winners should feel extremely proud’.

Pictured: (left to right), host for the ceremony, comedienne Sally Phillips, Amanda Meldrum, Training & Development Officer, Joyce Laing, Head of Human Resources, Rhona McLeod, Chief Executive, Pam Russell, Chair of the Board, Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People.


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