We’re incredibly proud to announce that we have been certified as a ‘We invest in people’ company by Investors in People!
Many of you reading this are maybe familiar with what Investors in People are, or at the very least will have seen their logo dotted around.
But for those that aren’t, we wanted to write this blog to tell you what the certification is, how we achieved it, and what it means to the people working at Titus.
What is Investors in People?
Established in 1991 and operated by the UK Government, the purpose of Investors in People is to offer accreditation to businesses that provide exceptional working conditions for their staff.
Through their framework, they access organisations on three different criteria:
– How they lead their staff – How team members lead and inspire one another, the company’s values, and how the organisation empowers and involves its staff.
– How they support their staff – How the organisation manages performances and recognises and rewards high performance.
– How they improve their staff – The opportunities available for growth, delivering continuous improvement and creating sustainable success.
To get this certification, we had to go through a lengthy evaluation process where we were measured against all the above criteria, including interviews with each member of the Titus team so they could review working at Titus.
What does this mean for the people at Titus?
Since the early days of starting Titus, Co-founders Mike and Seb desired to make Titus somewhere where people wanted to work.
From the flexibility and opportunities for growth, through to the culture of the organisation and how the working environment in the office would be, it was from the outset decided that Titus wouldn’t simply be another place to work, but one where each team member was valued and bought into the mission.
Being certified by Investors in People for this and knowing that each team member thinks of Titus in this way is an unbelievable achievement so early into our story and makes us incredibly proud as a business.
But this doesn’t mean we will be static. Our accreditation provided us with a rank scoring on all the above measures, and our aim now is to see this ranking increase until we’re at the very top. Our next step to reaching this is through hiring a Head of People and Culture to shape our working environment for the future.
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Super talented, unflappable and very funny, Phuong supports the whole marketing team in her role as Marketing Assistant. Phuong holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and recently completed a master’s degree in Management and Marketing. Originally from Hanoi in Vietnam, Phuong is now based in the UK and climatising brilliantly to our weather and food.
Phuong owns a food review Instagram page as travelling and food are her passion. She also has a cute little french bulldog.
Ellie was the first woman to join Titus and has paved the way for many more since then. After studying for a degree in Fashion and Marketing, Ellie was lucky to find herself at fashion weeks and photoshoots.
Now she’s switched from talk of the front row to front end design and has brought loads of transferable knowledge to Titus. Ellie has also found a real passion for tech, especially in the learning sector, helping clients create positive change for their organisations.
As one of the youngest people at Titus but at the same time one of the oldest serving members of the team, Callum has graced Titus with his broad smile and positive attitude for over 5 years now. As a key member of the marketing team, Callum works across all areas, both on and offline, to ensure that all Titus brands and communication are on point.
After missing out on the opportunity to go to University the first time around, management encouraged him to enrol in our course alongside his work. He is now studying to achieve his Level 6 Diploma in Professional Digital Marketing.
Always bringing innovation and new ideas, Dec studied a degree in Journalism but found his passion in digital marketing. Dec has also worked in marketing for one of the countries biggest retailers and within the property sector.
Outside work, Dec Co-founded a news publication where he collaborated with global brands like Uber, Amazon, BooHoo and countless SMEs.