Blatchford “puts people first” – wins Investors in People Silver award
Posted on 19th August 2013
Chas A Blatchford & Sons Ltd, based in Basingstoke, has been presented with the Investors in People Silver Award making it a real success story in the Prosthetic and Orthotic market place. The company provides prosthetic and orthotic services to the MoD and NHS as well as designing and manufacturing industry leading products.
Chas A Blatchford & Sons Ltd has been recognised with the Investors in People Silver award for the way it has transformed business performance through the development, support and motivation of its team.
Stephen Blatchford, CEO at Chas A Blatchford & Sons, which has some 700 employees worldwide praised the workforce saying ‘This is a tremendous achievement for us. We have experienced significant growth over the last few years and the increase in our headcount reflects this. To have been able to achieve this recognition, whilst rapidly growing the business, demonstrates how committed our employees are.’
The Silver award has been achieved by fewer than 600 organisations in the country that is just 2.82% of all organisations who have been awarded the Investors in People core Standard. Recipients of the Silver award go beyond the minimum requirements and can demonstrate a minimum of an additional 75 pieces of evidence needed to achieve the Investors in People core standard.The Standard is a framework of best practice, awarded to well-run organisations that meet set criteria such as learning and development, leadership skills and recognition and reward of staff, amongst others.
John Telfer, Managing Director of Inspiring Business Performance Ltd (IBP), the organisation that delivers Investors in People for London and the South said ’This is a fantastic achievement for Chas A Blatchford & Sons, and clearly shows that continual improvement and development is a top priority.
Over a third of the UK’s workforce uses Investors in People today, and this is because of the many benefits that Investors in People accreditation can bring. Organisations that invest in people development perform better than those who don’t and once key decision makers implement changes for the better, the effects are often seen across all areas of an organisation.