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Posted on 30 June 2015

Local Burnley employer takes the win at Investors in People Awards

Burnley-based The Calico Group has scooped the prestigious international award for Excellence in the Third Sector at the Investors in People (IIP) Award Ceremony 2015.

Investors in People is an internationally recognised framework that reflects an organisation’s commitment to improving development opportunities for all employees.

Held on Tuesday 24th June at the Tower of London, the IIP Awards welcomed finalist from across the globe to celebrate outperforming workplaces, bosses and employers across the IIP Community.

The Calico Group was shortlisted alongside The Cedar Foundation, Five Lamps and MHS homes, amongst others.
The award recognises The Calico Group as a successful local employer, transforming cultures, managing change with professionalism and highly regarded communications.
The win reflects The Calico Group’s reputation as a forward thinking organisation where people are proud to work, with staff that have the ability and opportunity to develop, and who are in turn best placed to deliver the services that are essential to customers and their wellbeing.

Calico has also been named as one of the top 100 companies to work for this year, and has seen employee numbers increase from 212 to 644.

Anthony Duerden, Calico’s Chief Executive, said:

“This is another fantastic achievement, one which staff should be really proud of. In spite of the tough climate in which we’re operating, the dedication and motivation they show on a daily basis is inspiring, and helps us provide the best possible services to our customers.

“If staff believe in our aims and the good we do, they’ll truly be passionate about customers. By providing inspiring leaders and opportunities for personal development, they will be the best they can be and deliver the best they can to our customers.”

Investors in People Awards judge, Sara Ward, said:

“The Calico Group showed a real sense of passion for both is employees and its customers. The team should be extremely pleased with their achievement.

“This accolade demonstrates its dedication to people, which makes it a truly outperforming company. It is organisations like these that form the backbone of Investors in People.”

Investors in People is a global people management standard. The standard defines what it takes to effectively lead, support and manage people for sustainable results.

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