13 June 2014

Hutchinson engineering named as best newcomer finalist in inaugural Investors in People Awards

Hutchinson Engineering has been named as a top organisation for people management practice in the UK, having been shortlisted in the Best Newcomer category, in the first Investors in People Awards.

The Awards, which received over 500 entries from all over the UK and different sectors, will celebrate the best people management practices amongst Investors in People accredited businesses, with winners being announced at a London ceremony held on 23 June.

Hutchinson Engineering, which has sites in Kilrea and in Antrim with Hutchinson AeroTech, is only one of two companies from Northern Ireland that has been nominated as a finalist.
The 15 categories will recognise Excellence in Leadership and Management, Reward and Recognition, Social Responsibility, and Most Improved Organisation, amongst others.

The Best Newcomer category recognises a newcomer to the IIP Framework who has been accredited for the first time in the last three years, has achieved immediate tangible benefits since being accredited and can demonstrate a clear strategy for future growth. Hutchinson Engineering is shortlisted alongside four other companies in the category.

Mark Hutchinson, Managing Director, Hutchinson Engineering said, “I am absolutely delighted that SJC Hutchinson Engineering has been shortlisted for as an IIP Best Newcomer Finalist in these inaugural awards.

"The Investors In People process has transformed the company and has given it a structure which allows people to step up and be empowered. This award is the culmination of two years hard work for SJC Hutchinson Engineering Ltd.

“This last year has been particularly good for our company and IIP without a doubt has played an instrumental part in that achievement.”

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the number and calibre of entries received for theinaugural Investors in People Awards. It’s fantastic to see so many organisations nominated, demonstrating great people management practice and a commitment to staff development. Hutchinson Engineering should be extremelyproud.”

Investors in People is the UK's leading accreditation for business improvement through people management, and provides a wealth of resources for businesses to innovate, improve and grow, with a focus on good people making great business.

The Investors in People inaugural Awards will be held at the Investors in People accredited London’s Landmark Hotel on 23 June, hosted by Hugh Dennis.

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