Swindon & Wiltshire Business News


Investors in People Silver accreditation for Selwood Housing

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Trowbridge-based not-for-profit housing association Selwood Housing Group has been awarded Silver Investors in People accreditation, reflecting its commitment to investing in and developing staff and creating a great place to work.

Investors in People is the international standard for people management, which measures organisations on how they lead, support and manage their people effectively to achieve sustainable results.

Commenting on the achievement chief executive Barry Hughes said: “We are extremely proud of this achievement and of our staff, who’s feedback and commitment enabled us to achieve IIP Silver. We know that investing in our people and giving staff the opportunity to fulfil their potential means we will deliver excellent services to our customers.”

Selwood Housing Group employs nearly 300 staff in a range of roles. With offices in Trowbridge and another opening in Melksham next year, it also has field-based roles covering Wiltshire, Somerset and Bath and North East Somerset.

The organisation owns over 6,400 homes for affordable and social rent as well as shared ownership in Wiltshire, Somerset, and Bath and North East Somerset. The Group built a record number of affordable homes during 2017/18, totalling 254.

Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, said, “We’d like to congratulate Selwood Housing Group. The Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, and an organisation committed to achieving success by realising the potential of their people.

"Selwood Housing Group should be extremely proud of their achievement.”