Investors in People announces winners of inaugural awards

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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