Bauder has become the first to achieve the Investors in People (‘IIP’) Platinum standard, the most sought after status in the National scheme, within the Construction of Buildings category.
The Platinum accreditation is the highest accolade that can be achieved and is currently held by only 1 per cent of IIP accredited organisations. There are currently just 78 organisations accredited Nationally and only 23 of these are located in the South of England (figures at September 2018).
The accolade clearly demonstrates Bauder’s commitment to its strong Culture and inherent staff wellbeing, personal development and embedded leadership practices.
Andrew Mackenzie, Managing Director, said about the award:
‘This is a remarkable achievement for everybody in our Company, we are truly delighted. We never forget that our continued success is reliant on our brilliant staff and I am so proud of the team here and everything they do. It is only right that the Company strives to provide the best possible culture and working environment for all employees and the Investors in People accreditation is a great way of seeing how we are doing and where we should focus to make Bauder an even better place to work.’
Family-owned company Bauder, supply flat roof and green roof systems within the construction industry, with a workforce of over 160 employees located throughout the UK and Ireland. Bauder had been awarded Gold IIP standard in the two previous assessments and has gained the top accolades since 2012.
Commenting on the award Angeline Barnes, Head of HR stated:
‘We are absolutely thrilled, we work hard to ensure our people focussed culture provides a fulfilling and empowering environment. Alignment of employee initiatives to Company objectives enables sustained success and this award will see us continue to work even harder as that journey continues.’
IIP was launched in 1991 to raise the performance of UK businesses relative to international competitors. The Investors in People framework defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people well for sustainable results. In September 2015, Investors in People launched the Sixth Generation Standard, to reflect the latest of workplace trends and robust practices required to create outperforming teams
The Investors in People Framework is a four stage performance model with nine performance indicators which enable measurement and benchmarking across key business areas such as; Leading and inspiring people, Living the organisation’s values and behaviours, Empowering and involving people, Managing performance, Recognising and rewarding high performance, Structuring work, Building capability, Delivering continuous improvement and Creating sustainable success.