Blatchford retains Gold Investors in People Award

Posted on 06 September 2022

We Invest In People Gold Blue

Today Blatchford is celebrating the news that following our recent Investors in People (IIP) Assessment we have, together, achieved the Gold Award, which means we have retained that prestigious rating since 2016.

Investors in People is a comprehensive, internationally renowned method for assessing leadership, culture and employee engagement and it gives us a benchmarked independent view.

Everyone in the business had the opportunity to join the conversation, and this makes our Gold Award significant – it reflects employees views and how they feel about working at Blatchford.

Achieving the IIP Gold award is part of our commitment to ensure Blatchford is a great place to work. Our proactive programme, Being Blatchford, enables employees in all areas of the business, to own and develop a strong and supportive working environment that reflects our values.

As we embrace our values, and demonstrate the behaviours that underpin them, we are, together, creating a strong shared ethos across Blatchford. Annmarie Kirkby, Procurement Specialist, explains;

“The collaboration between departments, acting with integrity and supporting each other. I’m lucky enough to love what I do, however for me, it’s the people that make everything worthwhile. A wide range of personalities, all trying their best and giving it their all to achieve with a shared goal. The IIP Gold Award reflects what I experience when I come to work.”

On hearing about the IIP Gold Award, Paul Roberts, CEO, said; “Everyone at Blatchford plays an important role in achieving our mission to deliver Superior Clinical Outcomes for our patients and customers. How we do that is critical. The Gold Award reflects our commitment to developing great leaders, connecting our people to our mission and creating a culture where people thrive.