Congratulations are in order for the team at North Star Housing Group, who have just undergone an interim assessment of their IIP Platinum accreditation. This is a way that North Star can plot the direction of travel between its last accreditation (2017) and its next (2020)

In total 88% of staff took part in the assessment and the assessor stated that he was “highly impressed” as North Star has shown continuous improvement.

The headlines are that 95% of staff trust the leaders in North Star and 98% feel that North Star is a great place to work. In addition 99% of staff feel that North Star has a plan for the future that will ensure its continued success. . Carole Richardson, Director of People and Culture said: “The Platinum standard is only held by 0.5% of accredited companies. The fact that we have improved from an already high standard is fantastic and testimony to the way that we work with our staff to develop them and involve them in the running of the business”

The assessment comes on the back of being shortlisted in the Excellence in Leadership and Management category of the Investors in People Awards 2018.

These prestigious awards recognise the very best workplaces in the world – those workplaces that make a difference on a daily basis and highlight excellence in their industry. The culture of shared leadership, co-creation and high levels of trust within North Star has ensured that more people within the organisation get involved with decision-making at every level. Forward-thinking and employee-led cultures such as this have every reason to be commended and the team are delighted to have been recognised for their achievements, vision and approach.

Angela Lockwood, the Chief Executive of North Star Housing Group commented,

“We are overjoyed to be shortlisted for this award. At North Star we place staff and tenants alike at the heart of what we do. It is so good to be recognised for our approaches, and we are really grateful “

The Investors in People Awards will take place on the 28th November 2018 at a truly iconic venue: London’s ‘The Roundhouse’. We wish all those shortlisted for the award the very best of luck.