One of ICMIF’s members in the UK, Engage Mutual, has received a prestigious Investors In People (IIP) award thanks to its commitment and dedication to staff.
The Yorkshire-based mutual has successfully achieved the Gold award standard, after undergoing a rigorous assessment from IIP assessors. Engage Mutual joins an elite group: only three per cent of organisations assessed for IIP have achieved the Gold accolade.
Alongside a comprehensive employee benefit and training scheme the customer-owned organisation has continued to increase staff numbers despite the challenging UK economic climate, helping to boost the local Yorkshire economy in the process.
As a result of the assessment which included 125 different facets, the mutual organisation was praised for its commitment to the development and continued wellbeing of staff at the Harrogate-based head office.
Speaking about the award, Andrew Haigh, Chief Executive of Engage Mutual, said: “We are delighted that the team at Engage Mutual has been recognised with a Gold Investors In People Award.
“As a mutual, our sole purpose is to deliver the best outcome we can for our customers and we can only do that because our staff are capable, well informed and committed to providing great service.
“Despite the tough economic climate we have remained committed to developing our workforce while recruiting new staff in a number of key areas, both of which are essential in securing long-term success for the organisation.”
Engage Mutual is one of only 600 organisations in the UK to have been awarded the Gold Investors In People standard.