March 22, 2016
We are pleased to announce that Box UK has been named as a global leader in people management practices, having been shortlisted in the third annual Investors in People (IIP) Awards. The awards programme, which this year received over 340 entries internationally, celebrates those IIP-accredited organisations that have achieved the highest standards in people management; focusing on the main elements of what it means to be an Investor in People, from reward and recognition to social responsibility.
Having received IIP Silver accreditation in 2014, Box UK was selected as a finalist in the category of ‘Excellence in Leadership and Management (under 249 employees)’ after demonstrating exceptional investment in its people to strengthen leadership capability at every level. This has been achieved through the implementation of a number of initiatives that extend and enhance the leadership function within the organisation, such as improved communication and feedback channels, a formal learning and development programme, and opportunities for both horizontal and vertical career progression.
The web and software development consultancy’s commitment to effective leadership was recognised by the judging panel, who commented: “Leaders and managers clearly have created an organisation that is a rewarding place to work in many small and different ways and development is part of this; they have a very engaged workforce”.
Speaking in response to the announcement Benno Wasserstein, Managing Director at Box UK said: “It’s wonderful that we have been shortlisted in the Excellence in Leadership and Management category of the Investors in People Awards. We know it’s the strength of our team that makes us successful, and the personal and career development of our employees is incredibly important to us. Nurturing great leaders is an intrinsic part of this, and having our efforts in this area recognised by an international accreditation body such as IIP is a great reflection of the hard work and dedication the whole team has invested – and continues to invest – in the business.”
Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, commented: “Once again we have been overwhelmed by the number and calibre of entries received for the Investors in People Awards. It’s fantastic to see so many organisations nominated for outperforming in their sector, demonstrating great people management practice and a commitment to staff development.”
Investors in People is the Standard for people management. The international people management Standard defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people well for sustainable results. With a community of 14,000 organisations across 75 countries, successful accreditation against the Standard is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to sustained success. Based on a tried and tested framework and a rigorous process of assessment, organisations that meet the Investors in People Standard proudly display their accreditation to the world because they understand that it’s people that make the difference.
At Box UK our team of simply brilliant thinkers, consultants and application developers mastermind simply brilliant solutions to the world’s toughest web and software projects. It’s why organisations around the world, from airlines to car manufacturers, international banks to global charities, choose to trust us with the execution of their digital strategies, from the development of enterprise-level custom software platforms to the delivery of award-winning multi-channel experiences. So if you want an effective, compelling software solution, talk to us.