Karndean Designflooring strikes gold with Investors in People Award

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One of Evesham’s largest employers, Karndean Designflooring, has been awarded the prestigious Investors in People (IIP) Gold Award.

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“We’ve always been proud of our exceptional working environment and people-first approach and it’s fantastic to have this recognised officially by the IIP,” Paul Barratt, managing director of Karndean Designflooring.

One of Evesham’s largest employers, Karndean Designflooring, has been awarded the prestigious Investors in People (IIP) Gold Award.

The national award is the highest accolade in people management practices and recognises Karndean Designflooring’s commitment to going above and beyond with staff training and further development.

In particular, it acknowledges the company’s outstanding employee engagement, core values and ability to align business needs with its people.

Fewer than 700 organisations nationwide have received the Gold Award in 2013, which celebrates performance beyond the core Investors in People standards.

“We’ve always been proud of our exceptional working environment and people-first approach and it’s fantastic to have this recognised officially by the IIP,” commented Paul Barratt, managing director of Karndean Designflooring.

He said: “Having achieved Gold on our very first assessment is a massive accomplishment and a real credit to both our senior management team and everyone who works for our organisation.”

“Our business has always been fuelled by pioneering people with positive energy and that’s how we maintain our position as the UK’s market leading luxury vinyl flooring brand.”

Helen Glass, HR manager at Karndean Designflooring, said: “We are so proud of this award, and there’s no better time for us to be recognised as we celebrate our 40th anniversary.”

Employing over 150 people in the UK and more than 300 people globally, Karndean Designflooring is renowned for creating beautiful realistic wood and stone effect flooring.

For more information, visit http://www.karndean.com.

For press enquiries, please contact Claire Ryan, PR Executive at Karndean Designflooring, email: claire.ryan(at)karndean(dot)co(dot)uk, tel: 01386 820185, mobile: 07808 772660.

About Karndean Designflooring:

Karndean Designflooring is a global leader in flooring design with operations in the USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand. By offering a wide range of colours, textures and finishes, our products allow you to create looks that are unique to your home or business and are guaranteed to last. With a passion for creating floors which are both stylish and practical, we're here to help customers find the right floor for their space, needs and unique style.

For more information about the company, and to view its full range of flooring products, please visit: http://www.karndean.com, or follow us on our Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/KarndeanDesignflooring), Twitter Residential (http://www.twitter.com/KarndeanFloors) or Twitter Commercial (http://www.twitter.com/KarndeanComm).

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