We are delighted to announce we have been awarded We invest in people, Gold accreditation for the third consecutive time. This premium accolade is given in recognition of excellence in areas including people management, leadership, performance evaluation and empowerment. Jenny Goward, the IIP Assessor commented: “You have progressed to ‘high performing’ in many areas. A Gold award is a very high standard to retain, and I have been able to evidence improvements made over the past three years.”
Sian Pearce, Training and Development Manager comments: “Being awarded Gold for the third time in a row goes to show the commitment and passion of everyone in the business. This superb achievement is a team effort, so congratulations and thank you to everyone for making it happen. We understand that the success of our business begins and ends with our people, who have shown dedication, community spirit and hard work. This is an even greater achievement when you consider it against the backdrop of the challenges we’ve all faced in recent times, including the pandemic, the energy crisis, the terrible war in Ukraine and the cost of living pressures. We are so proud to have received this endorsement from the IIP, shining a light on the fact that everyone is fully engaged in our vision for ‘world class best practice’.
People Director, Jason Gorin adds: “Only 17% of IIP accredited organisations achieve the Gold standard, so to achieve it three times in a row is fantastic. Benchmarked against the best of the best, it’s evidence of the fact that everyone is fully engaged in supporting each other and is doing their best to make work lives better. This could be leading and inspiring people, living our values and behaviours, empowering and involving people, recognising and rewarding high performance, building capability or delivering continuous improvement: whatever the skills, this award shows our people are at the heart of what we do every day. Investing in this people centric strategy also translates directly into excellent customer service from an enthused, knowledgeable and highly trained team of people, for whom going the extra mile comes naturally.”