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 29/03/2018

IDG has rebranded

IDG has rebranded as The Growth Company: Organisational Improvement

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 20/12/2017

Building a strong culture, people orientation and approach to customer service. Skipton Building Society share Investors in People experiences with new case study.

Skipton Building Society share their experiences of Investors in People from the last 25 years including their recent IIP Platinum accreditation in a new case study. 

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 18/12/2017

Wishing you a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Can you believe it’s that time of year again?! IDG talks leadership in 2018.

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 24/11/2017

A Winter Wonderland of Winners! Investors in People Celebrations at the IIP Awards 2017

Investors in People from across the world enjoy a sparkling night of celebration, with IIP North of England organisations scooping top awards!

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 23/11/2017

Happy, healthy and sustainable? Talking workplace wellbeing and resilience at the Public Sector Show Manchester.

IDG joined public sector delegates from across the North and beyond this week and asked them what workplace wellbeing and resilience looks like for them.

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 14/11/2017

The Market Creative Becomes First Manchester Creative Agency to Strike Gold for Investment in People

The Market Creative has become the first creative agency in Greater Manchester to achieve Gold accreditation against the sixth generation Investors in People (IIP) Standard. 

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 10/11/2017

Why Workplace Wellbeing and Mental Resilience? Helping to build a positive and productive workplace culture.

The latest in our 'Why' series, we explore workplace wellbeing and mental resilience and the balance you need to achieve to make it happen.

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 01/11/2017

International Stress Awareness Day: Let’s speak up and speak out about stress and wellbeing in the workplace

Wednesday 1st November 2017 is International Stress Awareness Day, highlighting the affects of stress on individuals and organisations. This year, the campaign is focusing on stress and wellbeing in the workplace – something IDG wants more organisations to be talking openly about.

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 27/09/2017

Exploring Wellbeing and Resilience in the Workplace at the Public Sector Show Manchester

IDG will join delegates from across the North and beyond this November to explore the future of the public sector during a period of significant transformation. 

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 22/09/2017

ISO 9001: Funding to help North West businesses migrate from 2008 to 2015

Are you ISO 9001:2008 certified? From September 2018 this certification will no longer be valid and your quality management system will need to be upgraded – but manufacturing businesses in the North West can access grant funding to help. 

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 01/09/2017

Giving Business Growth a Boost. IDG Launch New Funded Executive Development Programme for Greater Manchester

Organisation and people development specialists IDG have launched a new fully funded Executive Leadership Programme to help Greater Manchester leaders boost their skills and capabilities. 

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 23/08/2017

Print Image Network Ltd Achieves Investors in People Silver

Print Image Network Ltd, a leading national supplier of electoral print and mail services to local authorities, has achieved Investors in People Silver, demonstrating its commitment to high performance through good people management.

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 22/08/2017

Skipton Building Society Joins Elite Few with Top Investors in People Platinum Award

Skipton Building Society has become the only UK building society – and one of just two UK financial institutions – to achieve Investors in People Platinum so far. 

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 28/07/2017

Why… Employee Engagement? Setting the conditions for your people to do their best every day.

It is a common misconception that the happier your employees, the more engaged they are. But real employee engagement is so much more. 

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 21/07/2017

Building Careers UK grabs Investors in People Gold

North West based specialist recruiter Building Careers UK has attained the prestigious Investors in People Gold Standard for the first time.

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 14/07/2017

Investors in People Awards Release Shortlists with over 40 Northern Finalists

Over forty organisations working with IIP North of England delivered by IDG have been shortlisted for the Investors in People Awards 2017. 

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 16/06/2017

The Walton Centre Achieves Second Gold from Investors in People

The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, the UK’s only hospital to specialise in neurology, neurosurgery and pain services, has been awarded the coveted Investors in People Gold accreditation for the second time in a row.

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 14/06/2017

Let’s get engaged! 5 Top Tips for Employee Engagement

As part of our Why Series, we revisit* IDG's Alex Elmywood and her thoughts on employee engagement and how it can help you to create a happy, healthy and sustainable work culture.

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 12/06/2017

Meeting care sector challenges and a sustainable future: Springhill Care Group Investors in People Case Study.

Springhill Care Group in Lancashire share their Investors in People story in a new film and case study released today.

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 23/05/2017

Manchester Arena Explosion

The thoughts of everyone at IDG and the wider Manchester Growth Company are with all those affected by the tragic event that unfolded at Manchester Arena late last night. A statement from MGC Chief Executive Mark Hughes can be read here.

 

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 23/05/2017

York Science Park Strikes Gold with Investors in People

York Science Park has joined the very top IIP organisations in the UK by achieving Investors in People Gold and has turned its sign gold to mark the occasion!

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 04/05/2017

TransPennine Express achieves Investors in People Gold and Health and Wellbeing Award

TransPennine Express (TPE) has become the first train operator to achieve Investors in People (IIP) Gold accreditation against the latest sixth generation version of the people management Standard. 

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 22/03/2017

Helping to drive a young and innovative business forward: new Investors in People case study from pure technology group

A growing technology business based in West Yorkshire share their Investors in People story in a new case study released today.

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 07/03/2017

Flying High! Liverpool John Lennon Airport Achieves Investors in People

Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) has been awarded accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating its commitment to high performance through good people management.

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 06/03/2017

SAS Daniels LLP Accredited with Investors in People Gold

Leading Cheshire law firm SAS Daniels LLP has been awarded the Investors in People Gold Standard.

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 24/02/2017

Recognising the best workplaces. Categories announced for the IIP Awards 2017!

With updated categories and exciting new opportunities, will 2017 be your year? 

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 31/01/2017

Could you be on the Investors in People Board?

Opportunity for members of the Investors in People community to become non-executive board members, helping to shape the strategic direction of the Standard.

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 27/01/2017

Ongo Celebrate Investors in People Gold for Second Time

Affordable housing provider Ongo achieve Investors in People Gold for the second time, following an assessment with IIP North of England delivered by IDG.

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 17/01/2017

Highest Ever Accreditation is Silver Lining for Heptonstalls

Goole-based Heptonstalls Solicitors was awarded Investors in People Silver following a recent assessment with IIP North of England delivered by IDG. 

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 03/01/2017

Feeling confident and ready to move. 59% of UK workers are ready for a change in 2017.

The annual employee sentiment poll from Investors in People has found 1 in 4 employees are actively seeking a new job in 2017.

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 20/12/2016

Season's Greetings from IDG

Wishing you a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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 18/11/2016

Reward and Recognition: Striking the balance

Your reward and recognition strategy provides a vital link between your people, engagement levels and performance. But striking the right balance can be challenging.

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 15/11/2016

Not just nice to do. How health and wellbeing can give you the edge.

People are your most important asset and their most important asset is their health and wellbeing – so it makes good business sense for employers to help look after it.  

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 02/11/2016

National Stress Awareness Day 2016 – Be Stress Free for Success

Wednesday 2nd November 2016 marks the 18th National Stress Awareness Day, a campaign highlighting the affects of stress on individuals and organisations.

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 12/10/2016

Why…values and behaviours? Understanding your organisation’s DNA

Values and behaviours are your organisation's DNA. How your people understand and act on them can have a big impact on their engagement and in turn your performance.

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 05/10/2016

Why Workplace Health and Wellbeing Starts with Managers

For many organisations to achieve sustainable results, they need their people to be at their best both physically and psychologically - and your managers are your front line.

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 27/09/2016

Why asking ‘why’ should be on every organisation’s agenda

It’s just a simple three letter word, but behind its unassuming composition hides a powerful opportunity. And that’s why we’re asking you to ask ‘why’ a bit more often.

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 23/09/2016

Platinum People: Brother UK Ltd Share Investors in People Journey

One of the first organisations in the world to achieve Investors in People Platinum is sharing their IIP story in a new case study launched today. 

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 12/09/2016

Are you Investors in People ready? Latest version of IIP North App now available to download

If you’re looking for an App to support your Investors in People journey with IIP North of England, look no further.  

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 23/08/2016

Cheshire tarmac specialists JPCS share their Investors in People story

JPCS maintain the highways and byways of the UK, working with local authorities and maintenance contractors to save and strengthen tarmac using their unique Rejuvo® range. Working with Investors in People for the last two decades, they have shared their story in a new case study. 

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 19/08/2016

Westfield Health Achieves Silver with Latest Version of Investors in People

Sheffield-based Westfield Health has been awarded Silver accreditation against the Investors in People Standard during a recent review, demonstrating their commitment to high performance through good people management.

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 15/08/2016

North East firm One Awards joins UK’s elite 11 percent

One Awards, a leading North East quality assurance and accreditation organisation, has become one of the first businesses in the region to achieve Investors in People Silver with a new version of the Standard.

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 12/08/2016

SMEs in Cheshire and Warrington invited to explore leadership and emotional resilience

Small to medium sized businesses in the Cheshire and Warrington area are being invited to explore leadership and emotional resilience at two upcoming events hosted by the local Growth Hub and IDG.

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 09/08/2016

Employer Brand: Latest Business Fad or Essential Talent Draw?

IDG’s Marketing Manager Amy Grange explores employer branding and why it can help to support your business in more ways than one.

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 28/07/2016

South Liverpool Homes Retain Investors in People Gold

Liverpool housing association, South Liverpool Homes (SLH), has once again placed itself amongst the top Investors in People (IIP) organisations in the country after retaining the prestigious Gold award.

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 30/06/2016

A flapping good time! Investors in People celebrate in 20s style at IIP Awards 2016

The historic Old Billingsgate Market in London was the place to be last night as Investors in People from across the globe came together for a roaring 20s themed IIP Awards 2016. 

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 01/06/2016

Helping them do things differently - Boo Coaching and Consulting share their Investors in People story

Boo Coaching & Consulting is a small business based in Bolton, providing executive coaching and leadership development services through a network of associates, specialists and executive coaches as well as outsourced professional business support.

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 27/05/2016

Alliance Learning celebrates 50th birthday with Investors in People Gold

North West training provider Alliance Learning has been awarded Investors in People Gold - in the same year as they celebrate 50 years in the training industry.  

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 24/03/2016

Brother UK Scoops Platinum Investors in People Status

Greater Manchester-based Brother UK has become one of the first businesses in the UK to receive the most prestigious accolade in people management – Investors in People (IIP) Platinum status.

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 23/03/2016

Northern Finalists in Abundance at Investors in People Awards 2016

Over twenty organisations working with IIP North of England delivered by IDG have been shortlisted for the Investors in People Awards 2016. The Awards, which received over 300 entries from across the globe, celebrate the best people management practices amongst the Investors in People community - recognising the people and teams that make the difference every day.  

 

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 03/03/2016

Evolution's Investment in People Makes History

Evolution Recruitment Solutions, a Warrington based IT recruitment consultancy, is the first ever organisation to receive a Platinum accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating their commitment to high performance through good people management and development.

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 02/03/2016

Crosby Associates achieve the Investors in People Standard

Liverpool based App development and publishing business, Crosby Associates have been awarded the Investors in People Standard. 

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 23/02/2016

Investors in People Voted a Business Superbrand 2016

Investors in People has been awarded Business Superbrands status for 2016, following the latest annual survey results.

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 11/02/2016

Quality Management Systems, much more than a badge on the wall

With thousands of quality management systems available, IDG’s Stephen Bromley talks us through some of them - what they are, what to look out for and how they can help your business to improve, develop and grow.   

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 10/02/2016

UKFast’s investment in people delivers gold

Manchester-based cloud computing firm UKFast, which places training and development at the heart of its business strategy, has been awarded gold accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, joining the top seven per cent of accredited organisations across the UK.

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 02/02/2016

Bond Dickinson Achieves Investors in People Accolade

National law firm Bond Dickinson is one of the first businesses to be awarded accreditation against the sixth generation Investors in People Standard, demonstrating its commitment to focusing on what matters most to the firm’s employees and promoting a culture of high performance.

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 04/01/2016

Overworked, undervalued and underpaid – Britain’s workforce is on the move in 2016

Nearly half of the UK workforce will be looking for new jobs in 2016, with one in 5 workers already actively job hunting, according to new research from Investors in People.

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 15/12/2015

Good Practice Exchange with Manchester Metropolitan University

All the team at Investors in People North of England would like to say a huge thank you to Manchester Metropolitan University for hosting a fantastic and festive good practice exchange event on the 11th December. 

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 27/10/2015

Gateshead Amongst Very First to be Awarded IIP Health and Wellbeing Good Practice Award Against New Standard

Gateshead Heath NHS Foundation Trust has achieved the Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Good Practice Award against a newly revised framework, demonstrating their commitment to realising the potential of their people for high performance.

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 19/10/2015

Welcome to the Sixth Generation! Investors in People Conference Launches New Standard

Did you know that only 14% of all employees worldwide are highly engaged in their jobs? 

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 21/09/2015

Celebrations as Phillips & Cohen Associates UK Achieve IIP Gold for Second Time!

Phillips & Cohen Associates (UK) Ltd, the UK’s only specialist deceased account management business, has been awarded the highly prestigious Investors in People Gold Award for the second time.

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 21/09/2015

Congratulations to Qubic Tax on Investors in People Gold Success

Qubic Tax, a national firm of chartered accountants with offices in Newcastle and London, has been awarded Investors in People Gold – joining the top 7% of gold accredited organisations across the UK who believe in realising the potential of their people. 

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 07/09/2015

St Damians RC Science College Achieve Investors in People Gold

Congratulations to St Damian’s RC Science College in Tameside on their recent Investors in People Gold accreditation.

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 03/09/2015

Pennine Telecom Secures Investors in People Bronze

Bury-based Pennine Telecom has been awarded Bronze accreditation from Investors in People, acknowledging the company’s commitment to realising the potential of its people.

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 03/09/2015

Sunderland BID Celebrates Investors in People Success

All the team at IIP North of England delivered by idg would like to congratulate Sunderland BID on their fantastic achievement of Investors in People accreditation!

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 30/07/2015

Hempsons - Our latest Investors in People Champion

IIP North of England delivered by IDG are delighted to announce that Hempsons have been awarded the prestigious title of Investors in People Champion, acknowledging their commitment to improving performance through people.

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 14/05/2015

Manchester Central Celebrate Investors in People Gold

Manchester Central is delighted to have proven itself as an employer of choice by being accredited with the coveted Investors in People Gold Standard.

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 14/05/2015

Bronze for SMR Architects

Smalley Marsey Rispin Architects Ltd, an architectural practice based in Harrogate has achieved the prestigious Investors in People Bronze Accreditation. 

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 11/05/2015

Peel Media Celebrates Investors in People Gold

Peel Media is celebrating this week after clinching the top Investors in People gold standard, joining the top 7% of accredited organisations across the UK who are committed to realising the potential of their staff.

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 06/05/2015

Investors in People Gold for After Adoption

After Adoption, a voluntary adoption agency working throughout England and Wales to help all those affected by adoption, has been awarded the Investors in People (IIP) Gold standard award, recognising the organisation’s exceptional achievements in developing and supporting its workforce. 

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 06/05/2015

KBS Corporate Achieve Investors in People

KBS Corporate are delighted to have achieved the prestigious Investors in People Standard. 

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 15/04/2015

Hull & East Yorkshire Credit Union achieve IIP Bronze

Hull & East Yorkshire Credit Union (HEYCU), the region’s leading financial services co-operative, has been awarded the Investors in People Bronze Standard. 

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 15/04/2015

New Investors in People Report Suggests Workplace Gender Discrimination in Manchester

Over 80 per cent of employees in full time employment in Manchester believe gender discrimination is still present in the workplace, according to a new poll commissioned by people management experts Investors in People.

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 14/04/2015

Locala Scoops Investors in People Silver

Locala Community Partnerships, which provides NHS community healthcare services in and around Kirklees, has been awarded Investors in People Silver status.

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 08/04/2015

Investors in People Silver for StPeter’s CE Primary in Farnworth

St. Peter’s C.E primary are delighted to have joined the 8% of Investors in People accredited organisations who achieve the IIP Silver award.

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 08/04/2015

First Transpennine Express Achieve Investors in People Gold

First TransPennine Express (FTPE) has been awarded the Investors in People Gold standard, an accolade only given to the top 7% of IIP accredited organisations across the UK.

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 08/04/2015

Investors in People Gold for Care in Safe Hands

Liverpool based care provider, Care In Safe Hands are celebrating achieving Investors in People Gold accreditation. 

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 17/03/2015

Investors in People Gold for South Cheshire College

South Cheshire College are celebrating achieving the prestigious Investors in People Gold award.

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 17/03/2015

Investors in People Bronze for Extract Technology

Extract Technology Ltd, a leading manufacturer of containment & aseptic systems has been awarded the Investors in People Bronze Standard, demonstrating their commitment to realising the potential of their people. 

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 17/03/2015

Investors in People Gold for Active

Active Chartered Financial Planners is delighted to announce that they have been awarded the prestigious Investors in People Gold Accreditation. 

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 17/03/2015

Investors in People Silver for Add People

Digital marketing agency, Add People have achieved Investors in People accreditation.

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 13/03/2015

Castledene Group Achieve Investors in People Gold

North-East based property management group, Castledene, are delighted to have achieved Investors in People Gold accreditation.

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 23/02/2015

Silver Standard for Investors in People Northern Rail

Northern Rail, a Serco and Abellio joint venture, has achieved the Silver standard for Investors in People.

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 19/01/2015

S&G Response Claim Investors in People Gold

Wilmslow-based insurance claims company, S&G Response, have been awarded Investors in People Gold. 

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 15/01/2015

Wythenshawe Community Housing Achieve Investors in People Gold

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) is delighted to announce they have been awarded Investors in People Gold accreditation. 

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 09/01/2015

AFI Achieves Investors in People Gold

AFI has been awarded Investors In People Gold status, putting the company among the top 7-8% of recognised Investor in People companies in the UK.

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 08/01/2015

Talk Direct Celebrates Investors in People Silver

Congratulations to Leeds-based O2UK mobile franchise, Talk Direct, on being accredited with the Investors in People Silver standard. 

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 06/01/2015

Investors in People Gold for Coleman Ctts

Leading national law firm, Colemans-ctts, have been awarded Investors in People Gold. The company, founded in Manchester in 1984, join the top 8% of IIP accredited companies. 

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 19/12/2014

Investors in People for Total Hygiene

Total Hygiene / Clos-o-Mat are thrilled to have started their journey of staff engagement by achieving the prestigious Investors in People standard in just 5 months. 

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 19/12/2014

Congratulations to Eric Wright Group on Achieving Investors in People Gold

Preston-based property, construction and civil engineering company, The Eric Wright Group, has achieved Investors In People (IIP) ‘Gold’ accreditation, the highest possible level for the nationally recognised best practice standard.

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 03/12/2014

An appetite for success – Stateside Foods achieve Investors in People Gold

Bolton-based chilled pizza manufacturer, Stateside Foods, has been awarded the Investors in People Gold standard, joining the top 7% of accredited organisations across the UK who believe in realising the potential of their people. 

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 21/11/2014

North Star Housing Group Celebrate Investors in People Gold

Stockton-on-Tees based housing provider, Northstar, is celebrating joining the ranks of the top 8% of companies to have achieved Investors in People Gold.

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 03/11/2014

Congratulations to Enterprise4all on achieving Investors in People Gold

Independent business support and advice provider, Enterprise4all has been awarded the prestigious Investors in People (IIP) Gold accreditation, following the Lancashire-based company’s Silver accreditation back in 2011. 

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 06/10/2014

Sovereign Trust (Channel Islands) Strikes Gold!

Sovereign Trust (Channel Islands) Limited, the Guernsey office of a leading privately owned international wealth management group, has been awarded the Investors in People Gold standard at its first attempt, joining the top 7% of accredited organisations across the UK that believe in realising the potential of their people. 

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 11/08/2014

Warm Congratulations to CoolKit as Company Achieves Investors in People

All the team at IIP North of England delivered by IDG pass on their warm congratulations to refrigerated vehicle specialist, CoolKit Limited, as they achieve Investors in People and demonstrate their commitment to realising people potential!

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 17/07/2014

Cheshire Police Control Room Strikes Gold with Investors in People

All the team at IIP North of England delivered by IDG would like to pass on our congratulations to Cheshire Police’s Force Control Centre as they are awarded Investors in People Gold.

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 17/07/2014

A Modern Management Crisis? New Investors in People Survey Finds One in Eight Workers Admire Nothing About Their Boss

Britain’s bosses urgently need to update their management style, according to new research from Investors in People.* 

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 17/07/2014

Roundhay School, One of the First All-Through Schools in the Region, Celebrate Investors in People Success

Roundhay School, one of the first all-through providers of education from 4-18 in the region, is celebrating after being awarded Investors in People Gold! 

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 11/07/2014

Vive le tour! What le Tour de France can teach us about le potentiel de personnes

Well unless you have been tucked up in bed asleep for the last few weeks, you will certainly have heard about Le Tour de France making an appearance in the UK – and for all the team at IIP North of England, we were especially excited for le Grand Depart in Yorkshire! 

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 11/07/2014

“…never miss an opportunity to have an informed, outside pair of eyes” Horton Grange Primary School Share Investors in People Story

Horton Grange Primary School is a three form entry school based in Bradford, with around 700 pupils including an 80 place nursery. They  began their Investors in People journey in 2011, following a challenging period which saw the school in Special Measures for a time.

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 02/07/2014

MacIntyre share how they ‘Inspire Innovation’ and ‘Get the Best out of their People’

MacIntyre share how they ‘Inspire Innovation’ and ‘Get the Best out of their People’ at a recent Inside Investors in People event held at the Gateway Warrington.

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 26/06/2014

Oh What A Night! IIP North of England at the Investors in People Awards

23rd June 2014, the 5* Landmark Hotel in London and Investors in People organisations from across the UK – all the ingredients for a fantastic night at the first Investors in People Awards! 

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 26/06/2014

Process Management International Celebrate Investors in People Gold!

All the team at IIP North of England delivered by idg would like to congratulate Process Management International on their recent achievement of Investors in People Gold. 

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 17/06/2014

Investors in People Gold Award for Your Housing Group

Your Housing Group is celebrating earning a top award for its work in staff development and support after it retained Gold status accreditation from Investors in People (IIP).

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 04/06/2014

Healthy Success for Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

All the team at Investors in People North of England would like to congratulate Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust as they celebrate their successful Health & Wellbeing Good Practice Award review! 

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 23/05/2014

Queensway Dental Clinic Hits Investors in People Gold

A leading north east dental practice has hit gold after being awarded the Investors in People Gold standard, the first dental clinic in the north east region to achieve the highest level of people management accreditation.

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 21/05/2014

Investors in People North of England and Nissan put North East Employers in the driving seat

It was fantastic to network with so many North East employers at yesterday’s event delivered by Investors in People North of England and supported by local employers Nissan and Gateshead College. 

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 15/05/2014

Bolton’s Gopher Money Named as Finalist in Inaugural Investors in People Awards

Bolton business, Gopher Money has been named as a top organisation for people management practice in the UK, having been shortlisted in the Best Newcomer category, in the first Investors in People Awards. 

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 12/05/2014

Happy Parents = Happy Staff = Happy Days!

Happy Days Childcare in Blackpool recently opened their doors to local North West businesses to share their Investors in People journey to business success. 

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 25/04/2014

Investors in People Silver for The Housing Link (2003)

Congratulations to The Housing Link (2003) in Bury on achieving Investors in People Silver! 

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 25/04/2014

Investors in People and Nissan Put Employers in the Driving Seat

North East businesses with growth plans are being invited to an event at Nissan’s Sunderland plant to find out how to drive their ambitions forward and take advantage of improvements in the economy. 

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