From left: Tim Loveridge, Steve Wooler and Elizabeth Hardwick-Smith
Name: Steve Wooler
Job Title: Chief Executive
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BWB Group achieves Investors in People Platinum
05 July 2018
BWB has been recognized as one of the UK’s best employers for the way we look after our staff and involve them in how the company is run by achieving Investors in People Platinum. We’re one of only 88 firms across the UK to have achieved the accreditation, which entails a rigorous independent assessment with the findings validated by gathering confidential employee feedback.
Investors in People is the internationally recognised benchmark for assessing how employee engagement contributes to and underpins business success. We achieved Platinum after systematically working our way through Silver and Gold Standards, and our rise to the top 2-3% of IIP-accredited firms has been reflected in consistent business growth, profitability and success.
In recent years BWB has implemented initiatives such as an in-house Academy to help staff develop their professional skills, Business Improvement Teams to help drive productivity and efficiency, and a Management Insights Programme to nurture and develop leadership ability. Employees also enjoy enhanced loyalty benefits which means that after three years they are entitled to longer holidays, enhanced pension and a bonus payment. 10 years’ service, and 5-year increments thereafter, entitle employees to a paid two-week sabbatical together with other valuable benefits.
Robert Haywood, the Investors in People consultant who assessed BWB, said: “Over the past five years the company responded very well to the challenge of developing its culture and investing in its workforce, that the achievement of Gold, and now Platinum accreditation is well deserved and reflects the company’s drive to become a great employer.”
Steve Wooler, BWB’s CEO, said: “BWB’s Directors are, of course, incredibly proud to receive such prestigious recognition for the way we run our business. The people who should be most proud of this great achievement, however, are our employees. It’s their professionalism, dedication and commitment that have underpinned our success and positioned us for future growth and diversification."