Retirement village celebrates awards double

Middleton Hall Retirement Village managing director Jeremy Walford and stafff with the Investors In People Platinum Award

Employees at a Darling retirement village are celebrating an awards double.

Middleton Hall Retirement Village has been awarded Investors in People Platinum (IIP) status, placing it in the top 0.5% of accredited companies worldwide.

Sheila Warren, Registered Investors in People Practitioner, said: “It has been a pleasure and a privilege working with Middleton Hall Retirement Village throughout their Investors in People journey. It’s fantastic to witness the investment in staff, which delivers such a great experience for residents and their families.”

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Jeremy Walford, Managing Director, added: “These awards are extremely important to us as it clearly reflects are continued drive to be the best in everything we do. Staff are our most important asset and they make Middleton Hall the special place it is. I am delighted to learn that Middleton Hall outperformed the industry average benchmarks in all indicators illustrating our commitment to people management excellence.”

Middleton Hall has been IIP accredited since 2002, earning Gold in 2011 and now Platinum.

IIP is the international standard for people management and defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. The IIP framework provides essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry and allows companies to benchmark against the best in the business on an international scale.

The Platinum award follows Middleton Hall’s triumph at the Skills for Care National Award Ceremony where it was announced Best Employer of the Year.

Skills for Care CEO Sharon Allen said: “My congratulations to Middleton Hall Retirement Village who came through a rigorous judging process to win a highly coveted national award recognising outstanding work on developing the skills and knowledge of its workforce.

The judges at Skills for Care added: “It is clearly evident that the whole team at Middleton Hall are committed to delivering the highest standards of person-centred care in a welcoming environment.”

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