A high grade standard by Investors In People has been given to a Doncaster company after it has shown long term commitment and continued support of good people management in practice underpinned by the IIP standard.

1994 was the year the Channel Tunnel opened, John Major was UK Prime Minister and leading door and wall protection manufacturer, Intastop Ltd, was one of the first UK small companies to receive the Investors in People standard.

Fast forward 22 years and Intastop, based in Doncaster, has received an IIP Silver award after undergoing rigorous scrutiny with regard its staff, training and people policies.

“We were very proud in 1994 to become one of the first small businesses to achieve this accolade and are now equally proud to receive a fantastic Silver award under its new accreditation programme,” commented Sarah Barsby Marketing Director Intastop Ltd. “We have a great team of people at Intastop and it is most pleasing to be recognised for the investment and commitment we make to them.”

The Investors in People accreditation is held by over 14,000 organisations across the world and has set the standard for better people management defining what is required to manage, support and lead people well to deliver positive impacts on business. It is underpinned by a rigorous assessment and framework which embraces skills and management structures to enhance performance. The accreditation process involves site visits, face to face discussion and observation of the company.

“The assessment criteria are tough but I would urge other businesses to explore the options to attain recognition for this standard,” said Sarah. “It reflects very positively on the business from all angles – internally, as our staff see that we remain committed to providing a happy and safe working environment and investing in their training and futures and externally, as competitors, other local businesses and potential and existing customers recognise our commitment to running a very good business in every way.”