Oak View Landscapes has been recognised for the way that it supports, develops and manages its staff with an internationally recognised accreditation from Investors in People (IIP).
The company has achieved Silver IIP Standard following a rigorous assessment process which looks at how businesses empower staff, recognise and reward good performance and deliver continuous improvement.
IIP expect the Silver Level to be awarded to the top five percentile of organisations assessed.
Oak View was congratulated for being “a successful and ambitious organisation that continues to outperform whilst focussing on quality provision and market leading services.”
Jakki Jenner, operations director, who led the project, said: “We aspire to be a caring and market leading employer and this award is testament to this ambition. Over the past few years we have worked hard to embed our vision and values across the business. We had originally set ourselves the target of gaining Silver status by March 2017 and are delighted to have achieved this months in advance. But we are not a company to stand still, we now look forward to building on this success as we seek to progress up the accreditation ladder and next time we will be going for Gold.”
Managing director, Paul Downer, commented: “We are proud to have achieved the Silver Level from IIP. The Standard is constantly evolving with the assessment criteria becoming even tougher so this is true recognition of the commitment that Oak View Landscapes has to developing and training staff. IIP is the way we chose to measure the Company’s progress and bench mark our effectiveness in people management, staff development and ensuring that we keep pace with modern practices to ensure sustainable results.”