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IIP Platinum Accreditation for MID Communications

MID Communications achieves Platinum accreditation for its people practices

MID Communications is delighted to announce the achievement of Platinum level accreditation following a recent Investors in People (IIP) reassessment in June this year. This is highest possible achievement given by IIP, in recognition of great people practices.

The accreditation reflects the work the business has put in since the last assessment and our overall commitment to managing our people well and promoting high performance.

Since 1991, Investors in People has defined what it takes to lead, support and manage people well and MID Communications can now call itself one of the best employers for people practices in the UK. In our previous blog we mentioned our aim to achieve gold level, therefore, to exceed this target and achieve the Platinum award from IIP shows how big an achievement this is for MID Communications both as a team and a business.

Danny Simpson, our CEO said “I am so Proud of all our people and our efforts over the last 3 years; however, I am impressed with how following the framework robustly, it really has helped in shaping our people strategy and move the business forward. Not only is this amazing to be accredited with such a prestigious award, but the benefits to our business have been nothing short of fantastic. I would recommend any business to do this if you are passionate about growth, success and most importantly your people. I am proud of every one past and present that has helped play a part of our journey in building a great business. Our goal is to be an employer of choice in the Northwest; a company who invests in its people, knowing that they are the heart and engine of success.  I would also like to recognise our HR Director Jennifer Hulme who has led this project and framework all the way back in 2015, from the year she joined. If you have passionate people, with goals and determination, then anything is possible.”

Jenn Hulme, HR Director and Head of Stores commented “I am so pleased to be part of this great business; to be supported so fundamentally in the achievement of this fantastic accreditation really shows the quality and investment Danny Simpson, CEO makes in the People of MID Communications. I believe, if you put people at the heart of the business, engage, develop and motivate them to be better, then the performance will come. As well as HR Director, I have the great pleasure in leading the Store estate. I endeavour to bring my HR practice into my daily conversations and talk of the value of good people management, in helping to deliver targets. I hope this, plus a lot of focus on evidencing our performance helped us achieve our ultimate goal. For HR Practitioners it is often difficult to measure ‘how are we doing’; we rely on employee surveys etc. to tell us if we are measuring up. IIP is the ultimate scorecard for HR, one I would thoroughly recommend. This result will stay with me a very long time as it is the culmination of many years of hard work, however we will not sit on our laurels, as I know it is as hard to retain as it is to achieve”

As Jenn mentioned, the hard work will not stop now that we have achieved Platinum. We will continue to strive for excellent people practice in the years to come, an important factor that will allow this amazing business go from strength to strength.