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BWB awarded highest accolade by Investors In People

28 May 2021

BWB are delighted to announce that following the Investors In People (IIP) three year reassessment in April 2021, we have retained our rating of Platinum status. 

This prestigious accolade secures us as one of only 150 organisations globally to have been awarded the highest level of recognition – just 5% of IIP accredited businesses worldwide. 

Particularly after a difficult few year for all those within the sector, we’re proud to be recognised for our efforts in still putting our staff first. Ensuring a rapid response in establishing remote working with no damaging loss of commercial activity and productivity, making no redundancies as a result of the pandemic and engaging with our people during our scenario planning for the Brexit options all contributed to us obtaining this fantastic achievement.  

This status demonstrates our commitment to our staff and establishes us as an employer of choice. Through the reassessment processes we demonstrated a high performance across over half of the IIPs nine indicators, as well as continued commitment to improve and grow as we expand and develop our business. 

The report highlighted a number of key areas that contributed to us receiving our Platinum status:

  • We continue to be a sector leader in digital services
  • We have many of the hallmarks of a ‘leading organisation’ 
  • 95% of our people agree we have a plan for the future
  • We harvest market intelligence to inform strategy to both sustain our business and fuel growth 
  • 93% of our people agree they feel trusted to make decisions in their job
  • Clearly established staff engagement processes to ensure our people feel involved in strategy development, operational refinements, policy development and cultural improvements
  • 92% of our people agree their work behaviours reflect our values

We are blown away to receive such an honour, and realise that it would not be achievable without the fantastic staff across BWB who engaged with the reassessment process. As mentioned in the IIP report itself:

“BWB leaders are passionate about the business, commercially astute and acutely aware that their people are their greatest asset and want the best for them at all times.”

We’re confident that even as we grow and expand at a rapid rate, we’ll continue to be an outstanding employer and champion of our people.