We are delighted to announce that NESS has been awarded the gold standard from Investors in People (IIP) for the third time in a row. The IIP standard is used to recognise organisations that are committed to investing in their people through training and development, leadership and creating a great place to work. NESS first achieved accreditation in January 2010, and since then we have been on a journey of continuous improvement, achieving the gold level in 2016 and retaining it in 2018.
Graham Findlay, our Chief Executive says: “To have retained the advanced gold standard of accreditation from Investors in People for a third consecutive time is just phenomenal, and it is all down to the continued hard work and efforts of our employees and leadership team.”
IIP’s report showed that progress was made in all areas since our last assessment in 2018, and that NESS was close to reaching the top platinum status – only achieved by a very small proportion of accredited organisations. The report also noted that two words repeatedly used by staff to describe the culture of NESS were “kindness” and “caring”.
The IIP report said: “Your people regard NESS as a great place to work and it is evident you are forward focussed and continually striving to improve. I believe you did an excellent job of looking after your people in the global pandemic and you are now emerging a stronger organisation as a result.”