Our Lady of Lourdes High School, the Ballymoney school which employs 36 people, is among 31 organisations from across Northern Ireland celebrating additional accreditation at Gold, Silver and Bronze levels against the prestigious Investors in People (IiP) framework.
Derek Baker, Permanent Secretary of the Department for Employment and Learning, congratulated the organisations receiving the business award at a celebration event held in Belfast Castle.
Mr Baker said: “This is a very special occasion as it celebrates Northern Ireland’s businesses going above and beyond excellence, through Investors in People. 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.
“One of the key things that differentiates an organisation is its people. This is unambiguous. Businesses are facing the same challenges; and it’s tough out there at the minute. Technology and machinery are often similar within a sector. So what gives a business the edge? It is your people, their skills, and how you manage them - that is what will transform your business performance.”