Develop Training colleagues collect prestigious IIP Gold Award

   27 October 2023         News

October was a month of celebration and recognition for Develop Training as the company proudly collected the coveted Investors in People (IIP) Gold Award. Following an exhaustive external audit in late 2022 into the company’s practices, this award, achieved by less than 10% of those who apply for IIP accreditation, affirms Develop’s commitment to fostering a workplace that prioritises the development, progression, and performance of its team members.

Colleagues from Develop including Utilities Training Manager, Daryll Garavan, HR Business Partner, Victoria Milnes and Head of Operations & Training, Matthew Gray, were thrilled to attend the IIP event earlier this month whereby they were finally presented with the prestigious Gold Award.

The IIP, a not-for-profit organisation with a 30 year history of working with over 50,000 organisations, assesses how workplace cultures contribute positively to the growth of the companies they serve. The comprehensive assessment process, spanning three years, results in companies being classified into standard, silver, gold, or platinum categories based on their performance and practices.

Develop’s team was particularly elated to attain the gold accreditation at the beginning of the year, as this recognition underscores that the quality of training provided internally matches the exceptional standards offered to their customers every day.

Being a training provider ourselves, we are particularly proud to receive the gold accreditation, as this award proves that the standard of training we provide internally is akin to the standard of training that we give to our customers every day. Matthew Gray, Head of Operations & Training

Investors in People Gold Award Winners

The Gold Award from Investors in People symbolises not only a commitment to quality training but also a dedication to fostering a supportive and development-oriented work environment. A strong emphasis on leadership and the unwavering commitment of staff members play a pivotal role in the success of Develop.

Ultimately, our work could not be done without clear leadership and the commitment of our staff, which is why we were glad to hear their feedback of feeling both acknowledged and supported. People are the cornerstone of Develop, so to have their wellbeing and development be so highly rated gives testament to the relevance and competence of the training standards we have always guaranteed. Victoria Milnes, HR Business Partner

IIP Gold Award - Develop Training
Develop Training colleagues collect IIP Gold Award. L-R: Daryll Garavan, Victoria Milnes, Matthew Gray, IIP Representative.

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