Putting its people first has enabled an Essex-based organisation to gain a nationally accredited award.

Sunnyside House, Aveley - an innovative independence training home which specialising in preparing up to 14 adults with learning disabilities for independent living was awarded the Investors in People Standard for the way they support and motive their team.

The investors in people framework, which is suitable for organisations of any size and in any sector, transforms business performance through people, helping companies to achieve their objectives by targeting specific priorities within the organisation.

Andrew Azzopardi, Managing Director at Sunnyside House, which has some 25 employees, said “After winning several awards in the Social Care industry at District, County and more recently National awards, our next target was to achieve recognition against the Investors in People standard and are very proud to have achieved this“.

Organisations that have achieved the investors in people generally have lower staff turnover and sickness rates, lower recruitment costs and a reduced likelihood of litigation. In addition, they tend to have increased levels of profitability, employee engagement and productivity.

John Telfer, Managing Director of Inspiring Business Performance Ltd (IBP), the organisation that delivers Investors in People for London and the South, said: “Sunnyside House Should be congratulated for the way in which management and staff have come together to produce real results. I hope other organisations in the industry will look to them as a great example of what can be achieved”.

To find out more about IBP and the benefits of Investors in People, visit www.inspiringbusinessperformance.co.uk, email info@ibp.co.uk or call 0800 612 3098.