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The Beardmore achieves Gold Accreditation for Investors in People

The Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre has recently become one of an elite group of businesses in the UK to have achieved the prestigious Investors in People Gold Accreditation.
Investors in People (IIP) is the UKs most successful framework for business improvement and recognising continuous dedication to having people at the core of an organisation.


Following an intensive assessment period, which included interviews with 20 members of staff and in depth examinations of the Beardmore’s day to day practices, it was revealed that the hotel and conference centre had attained IIP’s highest accolade: their Gold Accreditation.

Discussing the accomplishment, Manager of the Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre, Gary Rice said: “This is another milestone in our pursuit of delivering the highest possible standards of service and excellence to our customers.

“The Investors in People framework underpins everything we do at the Beardmore and provides a practical and tangible way of driving forward our goals and objectives, helping us implement our plans for the future. We firmly believe that our team are our success, and receiving the Gold Award for their achievements is a testament to their commitment and dedication.”

Peter Russian, Chief Executive of Investors in People Scotland, said “This is a fantastic achievement for The Beardmore. I would like to congratulate the organisation and its people on their commitment to continuous improvement. Investors in People offers a flexible, practical and easy to use business improvement tool designed to help organisations and their people achieve their objectives. I hope that more organisations in the area will be encouraged to sharpen their competitive edge by choosing to work with us.”

The Investors in People Gold Accreditation is the latest accolade to be awarded to the Beardmore in recent months, as they were awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 in June.

Director of the Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre Bronagh Bell commented on the accomplishment, saying: “The Beardmore achieved its first Investors in people Accreditation in 1996 and has aimed to improve year on year. To have achieved the Gold Award is an absolute honour and we could not be more delighted with the outcome.

“Our workforce is our most important asset and we are totally committed to encouraging staff participation, engagement and taking an active role in their personal development.

“Looking forward, we will be aiming to increase our focus on conference business, specifically encouraging more international meetings. Our people have always been at the heart of our organisation, and they are the key to even more success in the future.”

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