RHP named as the UK’s most innovative housing provider
For the second year in a row, RHP Group has been named as the most innovative housing provider in the sector, being ranked number one in Inside Housing’s Innovation Index.
The survey, now in its second year, looks to establish the most innovative working culture within housing across the country. Conducted by Dolphin Index it uses a unique method to qualify and visualise how innovative a company’s climate and culture are. The index model breaks down the survey results into 13 key topic areas ranging from idea time and risk taking through to stress and dynamism levels.
Last year’s success helped RHP accelerate their plans to revolutionise their approach to delivering services most notably launching the UK’s first digital only housing service in the UK in April. The new offer called RHPi provides people with a good quality home on a five year fixed term tenancy, essential and emergency repairs and 24/7 access to online services. The offer will significantly reduce the organisation’s operating costs, allowing them to invest £250M in providing more affordable homes over the next eight years.
RHP’s Chief Executive David Done says: “We’re thrilled with this result. We encourage our people to try new things, shout about their ideas and challenge the norm. We know that innovation and creativity is the key to unlocking future success, allowing us to build more homes and continually improve our services”.
RHP has plans to build on their culture of innovation further over the next twelve months, including consulting with their current tenants on a move to digital only services in line with RHPi. They’ll also be one of the first hosts for Housemark’s accelerator programme which will involve a start-up company working with them at their offices.
On 6 October RHP is running a special event called ‘The art of innovation’ where they’re bring together leaders and disrupters from across the sector to discuss all things innovation, share best practise and hear from top speakers from big brands. If you’d like to attend the event or find out more email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find further information out about the 2016 innovation index here.