Thenue Housing awarded platinum status Investors in People accreditation



Thenue Housing has been awarded ‘Platinum’ status from Investors in People (IiP).

IiP seeks to improve performance and fulfil objectives through the management and development of an organisation’s people - which in Thenue’s case benefits tenants and our communities. The rarely-awarded recognition is the highest standard of success and marks a significant triumph.

The Association had previously been awarded Gold status but we have now made the leap to Platinum – an accreditation held by just 3% of IiP-accredited organisations. It reflects the hard work and commitment of staff and Board during a period dominated by the health emergency which has tested housing professionals like never before.

Charles Turner, chief executive, said: “This is brilliant news and a massive pat on the back to everyone who has worked so hard to achieve it.

“We feel very privileged to have reached this top level of accreditation and I want to thank every member of staff and our board for making it happen. We have been on an important journey of improvement, learning and achievement behind each level of award. We couldn’t be more delighted.”

Many housing associations have embraced the concept of Investors In People in keeping with the continuous improvement of staff so evident within the housing association movement.

There are four levels to Investors in People status – Standard, Silver, Gold and Platinum. But to achieve the Platinum standard, organisations must demonstrate ‘high performance’ in virtually all of the assessment indicators.

Derek Quinn, chairperson, added: “We can’t wait to build on this accreditation - growing our culture of excellence for our team. Investing with our own people has always been at the heart of what Thenue does which in turns brings huge benefits to the tenants and communities we serve.”

Thenue’s Investors in People journey began 15 years ago when it was first accredited in 2006.