It’s been quite a month already for Devon’s Air Ambulances operationally, but this week the Trust celebrated a One Star accreditation, which recognises very good levels of employee engagement. The charity also came in at number 51 in the 100 Best Not for Profit Companies to work for.

Martin Bell, Retail and People Development Director, said: 

This is such a huge achievement. We know we’re a great place to work, but to have this national recognition is testament to all of the hard work that our staff do, day in day out, to ensure that the funding continues to come in to keep both of Devon’s Air Ambulances operational.

Heléna Holt, CEO of Devon Air Ambulance, added:

We have to raise more than £7.5 million a year, which also means that, although we are a charity, we have to operate as a professional business as well. In addition to this we must rigorously comply with the rules and regulations from the Civil Aviation Authority, the Care Quality Commission and the Charity Commission among others.

We believe in investing in our staff, from ensuring they have the right equipment to undertake their role to the right training and development to further grow and expand within it. I’m very proud of the team; every member knows the role they play in helping to save lives. We never rest on our laurels, though, and are always working to improve across all our activities.

Founder and CEO of the Top 100 Best Companies, Jonathan Austin said:

I would like to congratulate Devon Air Ambulance on their achievement of a One Star Accreditation status and being named as one of the UK’s Best Companies to Work for. Best Companies has been producing the Accreditation standard since 2006 to acknowledge excellence in the workplace. We are proud that charities like Devon Air Ambulance focus on their employees and have been rewarded with an engaged workforce who tell us that they’re a best company to work for.

The Devon Air Ambulance team is now looking at ways that they can celebrate their accolade by taking part in National Best Companies Day on Friday 1st March 2019.

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