DEVON-based Teign Housing has retained its status as one of the best employers in the UK, following the re-award of its Investor in People, We invest in people, Platinum accreditation for the second consecutive re-accreditation. 

The decision means the non-profit housing provider has held Platinum status for six years and is amongst the top 6% employers in the country. Platinum is the highest level of accreditation possible to achieve. Its subsidiary Templer HomeBuild, which was created in 2017 to deliver a comprehensive repairs and maintenance service to Teign Housing homes,  entered for the very first time in 2020 and improved its performance to achieve Investors in People Silver accreditation this time. 

Following an independent survey and investigation into its work and processes, Teign Housing achieved a score of 768 out of a possible maximum 900. This improves on the 2017 and 2020 original platinum results and puts them within the top 6% of organisations across the country.

Of the 80 employees who took part in the survey, 80% totally agreed that Teign Housing is a great place to work and 85% agreed the organisation has a positive impact on society. Ninety per cent said they shared Teign’s core values.

Naming Teign Housing as a high-performing organisation, the report highlighted particular praise for the new Teign Academy which links staff development with strategic objectives, including service improvements to residents. It also recognised the apprenticeship programme, and investment in training linked to Teign Housing’s net zero ambitions and retrofit works.

Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, said: 'We’d like to congratulate Teign Housing. We invest in people Platinum accreditation is a remarkable effort for any organisation, and places Teign Housing in fine company with a host of organisations that understand the value of people.'

Jo Reece, chief executive of Teign Housing, said: 'It is a strong achievement to be re-accredited and I’d like to thank all colleagues for their work to support this, and for their time in providing feedback. 

'By investing in staff, we retain talent and knowledge, and also offer a consistent service to residents. This accreditation shows people at Teign Housing live and understand our values, and a shared commitment to improving the lives of those we house.'