Just 7% of UK organsiations recognised by of Investing In People (IIP) achieve Gold Standard and CDG is one of only three businesses in Northamptonshire to hold the accolade.
CDG achieved IIP The Standard status back in February 2008 and Gold in 2011. To achieve Gold status, the business was required to demonstrate IIP The Standard requirements plus fulfil 126 additional evidence requirements, which CDG exceeded.
Anne Kennedy, on behalf of IIP commented: “I am pleased that CDG retained its Gold IIP accreditation. I found the business a joy to work with.
“The culture they have of working together to share their knowledge and expertise can only benefit the business and their clients. There was a great deal of enthusiasm, openness and helpfulness across the whole team and everyone showed a genuine commitment to the business and its success”.
Helen Davis, Commercial Director, CDG added “To say we are extremely proud is an understatement. Having achieved The Standard in 2008, we set ourselves the huge task of being assessed against the full criteria in order to see what we do well and potentially where we might need further development.
“We have a fantastic team of people and are currently looking for new recruits across Business Development, Design and Estimating and we hope that this award will help to attract the cream of the crop.”
• Investors in People is a voluntary standard, designed to help organisations improve their business performance through its people.
Assessment is based on first hand evidence from staff interviews. Businesses who sign up to Investors in People make a commitment to the development and training of their staff in order to meet organisational goals and objectives. Accreditations span The Standard, Bronze, Silver and Gold.