Another accolade for Weslo
Weslo Housing Management has once again shown it is amongst the top performing organisations’ in the country by achieving the prestigious IIP Platinum accreditation putting them in the top 0.5% of organisations who consistently perform at a higher level of people management. Not content with this, Weslo is also one of only four organisations who have achieved all three accreditations simultaneously gaining the Health and Wellbeing Good Practice Award and the Investors in Young People Good Practice Award at Gold level.
The Assessor praised Weslo, which owns and manages approximately 2500 affordable homes in the West Lothian and Falkirk area, for its commitment to excellence. In their report, they said: “Having carried out this assessment in accordance with the guidelines provided I would like to congratulate Weslo for having achieved the higher level of Platinum. This is an exceptional achievement, as they join a small group of 22 organisations across Scotland recognised at this level”.
Mike Bruce, Chief Executive said “This is a tremendous achievement for everyone at Weslo and reflects the hard work, dedication and commitment of all our staff. I’d like to thank everyone for the fantastic work they do to make a difference every day. Receiving Platinum accreditation reinforces the importance of our values, inspiring us to continually improve and be the best we can be. We strive to create an environment where our staff enjoy coming to work, where they feel valued and, in turn, are able to give their best, which ultimately benefits our tenants helping to improve our tenant’s lives”.
Peter Russian, Chief Executive of IIP Scotland said “To individually achieve Investors in People Platinum accreditation, or the Health and Wellbeing award, or the Investors in Young People Gold award is a fantastic achievement in its own right. But to achieve all three awards at the highest level is a real sign of the commitment Weslo Housing Management have to their people and to their customers. This hat-trick is both an inspiration and a challenge to organisations throughout Scotland. Many congratulations!”
Best Workplace 2011 Top 25 Award
Recently at the Best Places to Work institute awards, sponsoredby the Herald and Times Group, Weslo Housing Management was delighted to be recognised as one of the top 25 best places to work in Scotland.
Mike Bruce, Weslo’s Chief Executive, gives us an insight into why the company has been recognised for this award:
“One of the main reasons Weslo is a great place to work is because while it has retained its roots in the community it serves, it can also connect to the national agenda and influence the wider housing environment.
Things like employing local contractors and local people where possible, making sure local suppliers get paid on time, and our Community Budget donation programme for local causes underpin the former and our commitment to engaging at a national level through consultation, conferences and media.
Above all though, I like to think of Weslo as a ‘people’ organisation. Every day, staff are out there connecting with our most important audience – the people who call a Weslo house a home”.
The award was made at a prestigious black-tie event, which took place on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at the Radisson Blu in Glasgow, and was attended by members of staff from all area’s of the business.
(Photograph courtesy of the Herald and Times Group)