The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) has been awarded silver accreditation by Investors in People. This is an accolade only achieved by 3,000 (20%) of the businesses that have been assessed by this globally recognised not-for-profit organisation.
The achievement was awarded in recognition of BALI’s investment in its workforce through listening to others, offering training and development, putting the right principles in place and making active efforts to ensure consistency through the workplace, so that all employees from all creeds and backgrounds feel included and benefit from having a voice.
Over the last 12 months, BALI held several joint-working workshops with employees to ask them what they would like to see the association provide by way of added benefits. Employees were also assessed privately and independently, and the assessor noted an overwhelming sense of pride from the team which believes BALI provides an excellent service to both its staff and its members.
Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, says: “We’d like to congratulate BALI for achieving silver accreditation on ‘We invest in people’. It’s a remarkable effort for any organisation, and places BALI in fine company with a host of organisations that understand the value of people.”
Wayne, who has been at the helm of BALI for more than nine years, comments: “What a fantastic achievement for everyone at BALI. I would like to start by saying a personal thank you and well done to our operations manager, Kirsty Wood, who has taken a lead on this project from the very start.
“It doesn’t mean we plan on stopping here. Over the next 12 months, we will continue to work hard on the areas where further improvements can be made, and we’re involving our employees to do just that. By including them in the process, we now have some excellent recommendations, actions and a way forward. Congratulations everyone, together we are better.”