KRD celebrates Investors in People award

Pictured with Minister for Employment and Learning Stephen Farry and Northern Ireland Commissioner (UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES)) Mark Huddleston, is Claire Doherty from Kilrea, Rasharkin & Dunloy Credit Union. INBM11-16S
Pictured with Minister for Employment and Learning Stephen Farry and Northern Ireland Commissioner (UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES)) Mark Huddleston, is Claire Doherty from Kilrea, Rasharkin & Dunloy Credit Union. INBM11-16S

Kilrea, Rasharkin and Dunloy Credit Union Ltd was among 42 organisations celebrating Investors in People (IIP) accreditation.

Based in Kilea and employing 37 people, the local Credit Union recieved the accolade during a presentation ceremoney held at Belfast Castle on February 26. Northstone Materials in Coleraine was also awarded.

Special guest Minister Farry, of the Department for Employment and Learning, said: “Organisations succeed by realising the potential of their people. The organisations receiving Investors in People accreditation today are proof of that. People’s strengths, ambitions and ideas are the engine of success. IIP accreditation signals to customers and employees your commitment to good business and people management excellence.

“If you develop the skills of your employees and improve your employee engagement, success will ultimately follow. Through Investors in People, everything is informed by one principle: good people make a great business.”

Since 1991, Investors in People (currently housed within UKCES) has set the standard for better people management. The Standard defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people well. Successful accreditation against the Investors in People Standard is the sign of a great employer who understands that it is people that make the difference.

Based on a tried and tested methodology of leading practice and a rigorous process of assessment, organisations that achieve Investors in People, like those who celebrated on 26 February, proudly display their accreditation to the world.