Care recruitment agency and Zimbabwe Achievers Awards 2012 winner of the company of the year award, Renaissance Personnel, has become one of the top 100 small businesses to work for in the UK.
Founded by Zimbabwean-born Dennis Mawadzi 12 years ago, Renaissance Personnel has been blazing a trail of success and was recently featured on BBC’s Inside Out programme for its outstanding work. Renaissance Personnel has become a ‘premium brand’ and a force to be reckoned with in the healthcare sector.
“There is value in maintaining positive attitudes,” said Mawadzi, who is the company’s managing director.
“Our first value is that everyone, including patients, nurses, cleaners, and clients deserve respect and a service that makes a positive difference to their life. It sounds exhausting, but thankfully it isn’t,” Mawadzi added.
The multiple award winning organisation was in 2013 named among one of the top health sector companies given contracts to supply nurses and social workers to the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS).
Renaissance welcomed its inclusion on the Government Procurement Service (GPS) for two years with an option for another twenty four months at the end of the contract.
Mawadzi said that for Renaissance it has been a long journey worth all the sacrifices. He added that with the experienced and dedicated health and social care staff at Renaissance, the attainment of multiple performance awards has only made them more determined and focused to deliver a service that sells.
“We believe that this is the time to emulate our success story and continue to build on that and attract the best nurses, social workers and healthcare staff this industry has to offer.”
The company was founded twelve years ago after careful analysis of the spiralling demands of health and social care personnel. It specialises in mental health support and regards maintaining the wellbeing of staff as a key priority.
“We are now known as a leader in our industry for the provision of high calibre, reliable and experienced nurses and carers, reflecting the Renaissance Personnel ethos in commitment to professional care,” Mawadzi said.
“Renaissance encourages staff to be innovative and to come up with new ways of working no matter how small they may appear. I also take the time to listen to any improvement ideas they may put across and together, we do our very best to implement these ideas in a way fitting for them and fitting for the clients we have,” he added.
Renaissance also work in partnership with Skills for Care, Business Link, Train to Gain, the local council and local training providers to access free funding for training. These organisations help Renaissance to secure some funded places for NVQ training which can lead to a professional qualification in the Health and Social Care field.
“My gratitude goes to the office team and superb field staff for keeping the dream alive through their hard work and through being good ambassadors wherever they are assigned.”
Mawadzi has said there are plans to expand Renaissance Personnel services to other major cities in the UK.
“The aim is to continue to add value to the GPS’ commitment to ‘Save the Nation’ while at the same time ensuring that quality and best patient outcomes are achieved through the provision of efficient and cost effective staffing solutions.”