Women’s Aid ABCLN celebrates Investors in People accreditation

Date: 
26 June, 2015

 Women’s Aid ABCLN celebrates Investors in People accreditation

 
Women’s Aid based in Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey and employing 40 people, was among 34 organisations celebrating Investors in People (IIP) accreditation at a presentation ceremony held in the Long Gallery, Parliament Buildings on 26 June. Pictured with Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry and Head of Investors in People Paul Devoy, are Women’s Aid ABCLN representatives Gail McLaughlin and Moira McMurry receiving their Silver award.
 
 
Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry, special guest at the event, speaking before the presentation of awards said:  “This is a very special occasion as it celebrates Northern Ireland’s businesses going above and beyond excellence, through Investors in People.  Obviously it is satisfying to receive your IIP accreditation, but the real cause for celebration is the improvements in your organisations brought about as a result of hard work and commitment in effectively managing and developing your most important asset – people.  Those organisations achieving IIP accreditation have demonstrated a clear commitment to continuing to invest in their people - and are indeed seeing the business benefits of doing so.”
 
Since 1991 Investors in People has set the standard for better people management. The standard defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people well. Successful accreditation against the Investors in People standard is the sign of a great employer who understands that it is people that make the difference.  
 
Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “Achieving the Investors in People standard is something that any organisation should be truly proud of. Working with Investors in People inspires and enables leaders, managers and employees at all levels to build their skills, improve their performance and achieve their potential. We’d like to congratulate all the organisations here in Northern Ireland on their achievement.” 
 
Based on a tried and tested methodology of leading practice and a rigorous process of assessment, organisations that achieve Investors in People, like those who celebrated on 26 June, proudly display their accreditation to the world. 
 
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Notes to editors
1. The full list of organisations receiving accreditation and their locations is as below:
Antrim District Citizens Advice Bureau, Antrim
Apple Mews, Armagh
Ax Board, Newry
Balmoral Healthcare Agency, South Belfast
Belfast Activity Centre, South Belfast
Bellevue Service Station, Lurgan
Citizens Advice Belfast, Belfast
Conor Restaurant, South Belfast
Cornabracken Child Care Ltd, Omagh
Disability Action, East Belfast
Dundonald Credit Union Ltd, East Belfast
Electronic and Security Services Limited, South Belfast
Extern Group, Newtownabbey
Fermanagh Community Transport, Enniskillen 
Fourds Ltd t/a Bloc Blinds, Draperstown
GR White and Son Ltd, Tempo
Greens Pizzeria, South Belfast
HCL Axon, Belfast
Lurgan Credit Union Limited, Lurgan
Magherafelt District Advice Services, Magherafelt
McAleer & Teague Ltd, Dromore
North City Business Centre, North Belfast
Northern Ireland Housing Executive, Belfast
Open College Network NI, East Belfast
Patient & Client Council (PCC), South Belfast
PIPS Newry & Mourne, Newry
SlackPress, Newry
Sonet Communications, Lisburn
St Colman's Primary School & All Saints' Nursery Unit, Banbridge
The Churches' Trust Ltd, Londonderry
The Guild Practice, South Belfast
Women's Aid ABCLN
Women's Aid Armagh Down, Newry
 
2. For further information about this release or Investors in People Northern Ireland please contact Melissa Farrington on info@iipni.investorsinpeople.co.uk or 028 7122 9400.
 
About Investors in People
Investors in People makes people management excellence count. Through the respected standard, business insight and the IIP bank of tools and resources, organisations of all shapes and sizes can put their people first.
Over the last 20 years, 100,000 businesses around the world improve, have used the framework to boost working culture, increase engagement and encourage game-changing leadership.
Investors in People Northern Ireland is managed and delivered by the Investors in People Head Office. The Investors in People trademark is owned and managed by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills. 
For more information about Investors in People please visit www.investorsinpeople.com.