Investors in People announces winners of inaugural awards

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A strong Scottish presence was ensured with Glasgow Housing Association and Agrico UK both picking up prizes.

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It’s fantastic to see so many organisations nominated, demonstrating great people management practice and a commitment to staff development.

Britain's best people managing organisations were announced last night at the first ever Investors in People Awards, held in London.

The Awards, which received over 500 entries from different sectors all over the UK, recognised the best people management practices across the Investors in People community, including top workplaces, best bosses and highest achievers.

The 15 categories recognised Excellence in Leadership and Management, Reward and Recognition, Social Responsibility, and Most Improved Organisation, amongst others.

The big winner of the night was Glasgow Housing Association, which scooped employer of the year (250+ employees) and the overall winner awards. Its chief exec Martin Armstrong also scooped the Leader of the Year award.

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “We were overwhelmed by the number and calibre of entries received for the inaugural Investors in People Awards. It’s fantastic to see so many organisations nominated, demonstrating great people management practice and a commitment to staff development. Our winners should be extremely proud.”

The full winners are as follows:

Best Newcomer – S J Hutchinson
Best School/Business Partnership – Agrico UK
Champion Award for Excellence – Chelmsford City Council
Employer of the Year (2-49 employees) – McFarlane Telfer
Employer of the Year (50-249 employees) – CliniMed SecuriCare
Employer of the Year (250+ employees) – Glasgow Housing Association
Excellence in Leadership & Management – Riverside
Excellence in Reward & Recognition – Las Iguanas
Excellence in Social Responsibility – Wilmott Dixon Partnerships
Excellence in the Public Sector – Crossrail
Excellence in Work Life Balance – Allstate NI
Leader of the Year – Martin Armstrong (Glasgow Housing Association)
Most Innovative People Strategy – Helena Partnerships
One to Watch (Most Improved Organisation) – Sandwell Women’s Aid
2014 Overall Award – Glasgow Housing Association

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