Bristol-based Hayles and Howe, a winner at the FPDC Plaisterers’ Awards in February, was awarded the Investors in People silver award for the way it has transformed business performance through the support and motivation of its team.

Jenny Harrison, company secretary at Hayles and Howe which has some 40 employees, said:
“As a company we are delighted to have obtained silver Investors in People accreditation and we are looking forward to implementing the suggestions for development outlined in our review report. Advice and clear guidance we have been given has been of great value. The review process has been excellent for the team in general to reflect, analyse, improve and develop our business over the coming years.”

The silver award has been awarded to fewer than 600 organisations in the country, which is just 2.82 per cent of all organisations awarded the Investors in People 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 (IBP), the organisation that delivers Investors in People for London and the south, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Hayles and Howe, and clearly shows that continual improvement and development is a top priority.”