Progress to Excellence Ltd ranked by Investors in People as top employer
Progress to Excellence Ltd has been rated as one of the UK’s top employers by the difference it makes to the lives of its workforce.
The company was ranked sixth among businesses with between 50 and 249 employees which reached the finals of the Investors in People Awards 2017 at a ceremony in London.
Those who who were recognised as achieving Ranked Employer status represent the companies who have fully embraced the IIP mission to unlock organisational success by realising the potential of their people. They were described by organisers as “outperforming and impressive companies who value employees as the core of their business”.
Earlier this year the Investors in People organisation identified Progress to Excellence Ltd as a finalist for one of its major awards after working with an experienced data analyst who studied the company’s IIP assessment when the business achieved its gold standard.
Damian Burdin, chief executive at Progress to Excellence Ltd, said: “Achieving the gold standard was an immense honour for us and now, to be recognised by Investors in People as a Ranked Employer in their annual awards, adds to the pride in our business and its staff.
“A successful business has to have the best interests of its employees at its heart and the ethos at Progress to Excellence Ltd is about encouraging staff to develop their careers and make the most of their talents.
“This way, we are able to key people within the business and ensure that excellent standards are delivered.”
Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, added: “It was fantastic to see so many worthy organisations nominated at the awards for outperforming in their sector, demonstrating great people management practice and a commitment to staff development.
“Congratulations to Progress to Excellence Ltd for ranking in the Gold Employer of the Year category.”
To obtain the gold award, Progress to Excellence had to prove how the company uses its people strategies to achieve outstanding standards and deliver excellence in teaching and learning. The rigorous assessment involved staff interviews with issues raised including personal development, their contribution to the business and corporate social responsibility.
At the time, Investors in People assessor Joanne Hamilton said Progress to Excellence Ltd put the learner at the centre of everything with the emphasis on striving for excellence.
She added: “There is also a strong culture of effective employee engagement where people are increasingly being empowered to take ownership within their roles, take responsibility for key tasks, make decisions that impact on performance and are encouraged to make the most of their talents.”