IT’S GOLD! Trident staff celebrate highest Investors in People standard
Published by Dawn Prentice for Dawn Prentice Communications in Communities and also in Care and Support, Environment, Health, Housing
Ann Rivera, Trident's OD Director
Staff at Trident Housing are celebrating after achieving a Gold Investors in People (IIP) standard – the highest standard awarded by IIP that positions the housing charity in the top seven per cent of organisations taking part in the UK.
With over 50 years of serving disadvantaged neighbourhoods, Trident Housing is at the heart of the Trident Social Investment Group, which provides homes to 6,000 people across the Midlands, many of whom are the most vulnerable. The recently transformed Trident Social Investment Group includes housing associations, charities and social enterprises placing a social investment ethos and collaborative community working at its core.
Trident joined IIP, which helps organisations to invest in their staff, in 1998 and having been accredited with silver for several years, the housing charity has achieved its first gold, putting it amongst just seven per cent of IIP-accredited organisations nationally to hold this standard.
Ann Rivera, OD Director of Trident Social Investment Group said:
‘We are absolutely delighted to win this prestigious award. We have been on our Investors in People journey for 16 years and to be accredited with gold – the highest standard, positions Trident amongst the top seven per cent of organisations taking part, is a credit to our staff. I would like to thank my colleagues and staff for their hard work and commitment to Trident’s mission. This award symbolises to me that achievement is impossible without dedication.’
John Morris, Chief Executive of Trident Social Investment Group said:
‘Staff are our greatest asset, as we are reliant on our people to ensure we deliver high quality services that benefit the communities we serve, and our investment in staff is essential to this. Being awarded with Gold status is recognition for having a skilled, loyal and fully engaged workforce. We could not have achieved this without the excellent contribution from our OD team, led by Ann Rivera and every member of staff who goes above and beyond their role to deliver our social investment agenda.’