Investors In People is an internationally recognised accreditation based on 25 years of leading practice. The standard is underpinned by a rigorous assessment methodology and a framework which reflects latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures.
Investors in People is often the sign of a great employer and an outstanding place to work with a clear commitment to sustainability with a strong focus on employee satisfaction and ultimately customer satisfaction. After undergoing a rigorous assessment process, we have been awarded Bronze by our assessor, the highest level achievable during a first assessment.
Investors in People practitioner Howard Jones undertook Arrow County’s assessment in March and was impressed by the way the staff responded; “The workforce feel a strong sense of identity with the company but are also encouraged to contribute ideas, make decisions and achieve their full potential. The company is a great place to work and they are proud of it’s reputation and ongoing achievements.”
On Thursday 13th June we held our Investors in People award ceremony to share the achievement with our brilliant team, without whom this award would not have been possible. We were joined by our local MP Daniel Kawczynski who took the time out of his busy schedule to congratulate us on being one of only 14,000 organisations to of achieved this accreditation.
“We believe in the continual development of our staff to ensure that they reach their full potential. Everyone at Arrow is encouraged to be the best they can be, and to take ownership of their opportunity to make a real impact on the company and provide exceptional service to our customers. We take pride in our workforce, recognising their efforts and achievements because without them we would not be the company we are today.” Bruce Blackledge, Managing Director Arrow County Supplies
During his speech, Arrow’s CEO Richard Blackledge, praised the staff for all their efforts, going above and beyond for the company and their commitment to it’s customers;
“Having this accreditation demonstrates to the world that we are a company with high corporate and social responsibilities. It shows that we are committed to our values and our belief in The Arrow Way which reassures customers both existing and future.”
All of our customers can be sure they’re working with a company who believes in equality for all, sustainability and great customer service which is at the heart of The Arrow Way.
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