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Beard hit the gold standard once again

Construction company, and Group Members, Beard have retained their Investors in People Gold Award which recognises the firm’s management excellence and exceptional commitment to developing and empowering staff.

The Gold Award is achieved by just three per cent of Investors in People (IiP) organisations in the UK and requires an organisation to meet a wide range of management performance standards within IiP’s best practice framework. Swindon-based Beard, who also have offices in Oxford and Woking, achieved Gold level status in 2011, and now they have received the award for a further three years following a comprehensive business review by IiP assessors.

                           

The company were assessed in 10 key performance areas which included Learning and Development, Empowerment and Involvement, Leadership and Management, and Recognition and Reward. IiP assessors identified Beard’s "inspirational leadership" and strong commitment to career development and training and mentoring their employees as particular business strengths.

“We are delighted to have retained our Gold award. Beard have been an advocate for the Investors in People framework for business improvement for a number of years,” says Liz Anderson, HR and training manager for Beard. “We use IiP as a tool for improving our performance and it has helped us not only to grow and develop the business but to achieve our most important objective which is to provide our construction customers with a prompt and faultless delivery.”

The Group would like to congratulate Beard, one of our newer Members, for this well deserved achievement.

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