Scots housebuilder earns landmark accreditation

Marion Forbes

MACTAGGART & Mickel Homes is celebrating after becoming the first housebuilder in Scotland to be awarded the Investors in People (IIP) Platinum accreditation.

Only 2% of IIP-accredited organisations in the UK – just 78 companies – have attained this standard, which recognises the success of the company’s commitment to develop, reward and support employees.

Marion Forbes, director at Mactaggart & Mickel Homes said, “Last year we launched Mactaggart & Mickel & YOU – an initiative developed to bring together everything we do for our people under one banner. The individual elements – spanning workplace support, career development, reward & recognition, and health & safety – have been instrumental in delivering sustainable business benefits. This accolade is a testament to the success of this programme.

“We are immensely proud of our employees and their achievements and are committed to continuing to invest in initiatives that support both our business aspirations and our people’s ambitions.”

Peter Russian, chief executive of Re:markable, the organisation licensed to run the IIP programme in Scotland added, “Huge congratulations to Mactaggart & Mickel Homes on their fantastic achievement in gaining Investors in People Platinum. Alongside their Platinum award, their ongoing dedication and commitment to their people is recognised through their low staff turnover, high rates of length of service and continued growth and profitability.

“We look forward to continuing to work with the organisation and seeing how they evolve and enhance the fantastic programmes, initiatives and approaches which they currently have in place.”