Grants Electrical Services (NI) Ltd., was among 52 organisations celebrating Investors in People (IIP) accreditation at a presentation ceremony held at Belfast Castle on 30 September 2016.
Pictured with Head of Investors in People, Paul Devoy, and Northern Ireland Commissioner (UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES)) Mark Huddleston, are Christine Shaw, Project Engineer, and David Moore, Managing Director, GES Group (Grants Electrical Services (NI) Ltd.).
Paul Devoy, said: “Organisations succeed by realising the potential of their people. The organisations receiving Investors in People accreditation today are proof of that. People’s strengths, ambitions, and ideas are the engine of success. IIP accreditation signals to customers and employees your commitment to good business and people management excellence.
If you develop the skills of your employees and improve your employee engagement, success will ultimately follow. Through Investors in People, everything is informed by one principle: good people make a great business."
Organisations are judged to have achieved IIP standards based on a tried and tested methodology of leading practice and a rigorous process of assessment.
Since 1991, Investors in People has set the standard for better people management. The Standard defines what it takes to lead, support, and manage people well. Successful accreditation against the Investors in People Standard is the sign of a great employer who understands that it is people that make the difference.
Mark Huddleston, Northern Ireland Commissioner (IIP), said: “The commitment to the Investors in People Standard by an organisation is demonstration to not only grow the business but more importantly grow the people also. The opportunity today to recognise what has been achieved by these organisations in Northern Ireland highlights the hard work and effort made to rise above the crowd and become a benchmark for people management and development excellence. The event today allows those businesses being recognised to celebrate the achievement of the IIP Standard, and again recognise the benefits to be gained through the continued investment in the skills and effectiveness of the people within an organisation, whether large or small.”
David Moore, Managing Director of GES Group, said: "We are thrilled to have been successful in re-accreditation to the IIP framework. Achieving Investors in People demonstrates the Company's commitment to the development and success of GES Group employees, and our desire to transform organisational performance by continually improving, learning, and growing.”
Group HSQE Manager and Investors in People Co-Ordinator, Rachel Doherty, commented: “Receiving this award is a true testament to the hard work, determination, and dedication of the whole team, who work together to provide a first class service. The IIP process is a rigorous evaluation and the Company would like to thank all of our employees for pulling together to ensure our success. Grants Electrical Services was established in 1972 and has a long history of putting employees first, which is probably one of the reasons we have such a high retention rate, in fact some of our team have been with us since 1972, and in today’s workplace that is unheard of. GES Group will continue to develop our policies, procedures and practices, and we will continue to invest in our people."