iForce, the fastest growing supply chain business in the UK, has successfully secured the prestigious Investors in People (IIP) Gold Standard. The company earned special praise for its commitment to its people, how the business encourages leadership, and the emphasis it places on training and coaching.
iForce was first awarded a Silver accreditation in 2013, a status that was re-confirmed in February 2016. However, as the company had come close to achieving Gold status at that time, the decision was taken to seek a further assessment in 2017 with the aim of converting Silver into Gold. The improved accreditation followed a comprehensive assessment by IiP assessors, evaluating the organisation’s values, effective business planning, leadership and management capability, and performance measurement. iForce employs over 950 people at 11 sites across the UK.
Gold status has been achieved by just 3% of the 15,000 organisations that are recognised as IiP organisations, located across 75 countries worldwide. The IiP Standard provides a practical framework for improving business performance and competitiveness through good practice in people management.
Brian Gaunt, Chief Executive Officer, iForce, said: “An award of this nature can only be achieved through the combined efforts of all of the colleagues in our business and I would like to congratulate them for all of their hard work. This accreditation points to our continuing efforts to make iForce a great place to work, where colleagues are valued for the contribution that they make to the success of the business.”
IIP Auditor Mike Bramall said: “iForce ‘s achievement in attaining the ‘Gold’ Investors in People accreditation is testament to their focus on people, the quality of their people-management practices and their search for continuous improvement.”