Pennine Awarded Investors in People Bronze Standard

Bury-based Pennine Telecom has been awarded the Investors in People Bronze Standard, a more demanding version of the internationally recognised award which acknowledges a company’s commitment to realising the potential of its people.

The data and telecommunications’ specialist first secured Investors in People (IIP) status in 2009, with the higher standard awarded this month after the company satisfied a further 26 evidence requirements. These demonstrated a further commitment to excellence in staff training and development programmes beyond that required for the initial IIP standard.

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “Achieving the Investors in People Bronze standard is something that any organisation should be truly proud of. It is the sign of a company which is truly committed to good people management practice and we’d like to congratulate Pennine Telecom on their achievement.”

Steve Burrows, Managing Director of Investors in People North of England said “This is a fantastic achievement for Pennine Telecom and I would like to congratulate the team on their success. We believe that good people make a great business and as a proven organisational development framework, Investors in People is designed to help organisations and their people to realise potential, enhance performance and meet goals. With their Bronze accreditation, Pennine Telecom is certainly working to realise their people potential.”

Commenting on the award, Ann Barnes, Pennine Telecom’s HR & Business Support Manager, said “This is a terrific achievement, one which again demonstrates how we go the extra mile to ensure all members of our staff have access to the resources they need to maximise their potential and develop their career with Pennine Telecom.

“For us, training and development programmes are most definitely an investment, not a cost. By enabling our staff to deepen and broaden their skills we promote confidence and motivation which engenders loyalty, enhances productivity and ensures we are able to offer our customers consistently excellent service.”

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David Dungay

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