27th Aug 2013
B.I. ELECTRICAL SERVICES RECOGNISED AS AN ‘INVESTOR IN PEOPLE’
B.I. Electrical Services has been awarded the prestigious Investors in People (IIP) accreditation recognising the significant investment the company has made in its staff over a sustained period, it was announced today.
The award ceremony, which took place at Hillsborough Castle, recognises the investment in people by B.I. Electrical Services, which has ranged from training and development programmes to team building initiatives and personal development opportunities. The award has added significance as it was presented to the founder Ian Humphreys as the company celebrates its 25th Anniversary.
Ian Humphreys, Managing Director of B.I. Electrical Services said:
“Achieving the Investors in People accreditation is a key milestone on our company history. The value that we place on our people has been there from day one, so formal recognition of this is very important. Our staff are very proud as this award recognises their effort and hard work which we have facilitated through a very progressive approach to staff development and reward. In the last few months, we announced the creation of 25 new jobs, this award highlights that we are an employer of choice allowing us to continue to attract top talent.”
B.I. Electrical Services which was founded in 1989 says that one of the key aspects of achieving the award has been the success of its progressive internal promotion system. This is reflected by the fact that its senior management team includes a number of team members who have been with the company for over 20 years.
One such person is Director Andrew McClenaghan who joined B.I. Electrical Services as an apprentice at the age of 18 and now 22 years later is a shareholder in the company as well as being responsible for the day to day operations.
Andrew McClenaghan Director of B.I. Electrical Services, said that he couldn’t have achieved what he has done in his career without the substantial investment in training and support provided by the company. He provided this message to young people joining the company:
“We firmly believe that young people who join B.I. Electrical Services today as apprentices can well be the leaders of B.I. Electrical Services tomorrow. This is a value shared by the entire management team and staff and I am proof of this, having joined as an apprentice and being promoted to the position that I am in today. The award is something that we have worked hard to achieve and is a very proud moment for everyone in the company.”
The Investors in People Standard provides a framework for improving business performance and competitiveness, through a planned approach to setting and communicating business objectives and developing people to meet these objectives.