Multi award-winning distributor of promotional merchandise, Outstanding Branding, is elated to announce that they have just been awarded Investors in People Gold Accreditation.

The Investors in People Standard by their own definition is “the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to sustainability” and is supported by a rigorous assessment methodology and a framework which reflects the very latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry. Traditionally most organisations will achieve accreditation in the order of Bronze, Silver and Gold. However, Outstanding Branding being Outstanding Branding, wanted to push the boundaries and achieve Gold on their first attempt. A tall order some might say, however due to a mutual respect of their core Company Values across the team, they achieved what they set out to do.

Assessor Claire Dolph commented, “Outstanding Branding Ltd should be commended for its genuine commitment to continuously developing the way in which it manages and develops its people. The organisation lives and breathes its values and has successfully created a community within its workplace where everyone proactively shares responsibility for the success of the organisation regardless of role.”

The company has now joined the 1,472 organisations in the whole of the UK who has Investors in People Gold Accreditation, and on their first application makes this achievement even greater for the company. Gold Accreditation proves that Outstanding Branding can demonstrate excellence in developing and supporting staff and are committed to values, personal development and social responsibility.

Managing Director Sarah Penn commented, “To achieve Gold standard at the first assessment is simply an incredible feeling. Andy and I have always worked hard to make sure that we train, develop and support our staff, and have our core Company Values embedded in everything we do as a company and as individuals – but to have this recognised by such a highly respected external organisation as Investors in People is fantastic. We won’t rest on our laurels however and will be using the feedback from our assessor to make sure we continue to improve as a business and as a team in any way we can.”

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