Bronze Investors in People award for Rostrevor aeronautical manufacturer

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Friday, March 28th, 2014
Rostrevor based aeronautical manufacturer Bradfor Ltd which employs 96 people was among twenty two businesses from across Northern Ireland today celebrating additional accreditation at Gold, Silver and Bronze levels against the prestigious Investors in People (IiP) framework. Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry offered his congratulations to the organisations receiving their awards at a celebration event held in Belfast Castle. Minister Farry said, “This is a special occasion as it celebrates Northern Ireland’s businesses going above and beyond excellence, through Investors in People. “We know that organisations that invest in their people are much more likely to survive the challenging economic climate and times of change. “It is commendable that those organisations achieving additional IiP accreditation, at Gold, Silver and Bronze levels, have demonstrated a clear commitment to continuing to invest in their people – and are indeed seeing the business benefits of doing so. “The only thing that differentiates an organisation is its people. Businesses are facing the same challenges. What gives your business the edge is your people. Your people, their skills, and how you manage them, is what will transform your business performance.” Minister Farry concluded: “If you develop the skills of your employees, success will ultimately follow. This has been proven, through working with Investors in People, time and time again, and its relevance is as important as ever.” The Department for Employment and Learning recently launched a new ‘Skills to Succeed’ campaign aimed at highlighting the importance of skills and qualifications for individuals, employers and the economy. The campaign encourages individuals and employers seeking to develop their own skills and those of their workforce to find out what programmes and assistance is available by visiting or by calling 0300 200 7876. Investors in People has long been acknowledged as the most successful framework for business improvement through people. It helps organisations of every size, sector and location to compete and succeed through improved people performance. The approach to its delivery has recently changed, becoming more tailored to individual business needs, to help organisations develop, implement as well as evaluate their people management and development strategies. The framework also provides stretch for all businesses, who can now work towards achieving the core Standard or the additional accreditation awards at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.
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