27th Jun, 2017

Redditch firm iForce hits Gold standard with investors in People

Correspondent 20th Mar, 2017

REDDITCH-based iForce, which has a warehouse and offices at Ravensbank Business Park, has successfully secured the prestigious Investors in People (IIP) Gold Standard.

The supply chain business earned special praise for its commitment to its people, how the business encourages leadership, and the emphasis it places on training and coaching.

iForce was first awarded a Silver accreditation in 2013, a status that was re-confirmed in February 2016. However, as the company had come close to achieving Gold status at that time, the decision was taken to seek a further assessment in 2017 with the aim of converting Silver into Gold. The improved accreditation followed a comprehensive assessment by IiP assessors, evaluating the organisation’s values, effective business planning, leadership and management capability, and performance measurement.

In total, iForce employs over 950 people at 11 sites across the UK, including Redditch.

Gold status has been achieved by just three per cent of the 15,000 organisations that are recognised as IiP organisations, located across 75 countries worldwide. The IiP Standard provides a practical framework for improving business performance and competitiveness through good practice in people management.