A BUILDING contractor has joined the handful of companies honoured with a gold standard Investors in People award.
It is the highest recognition given out by the management standards body, as only one in 40 of the companies it examines reaches the coveted gold level.
A fifth of Portsmouth-based Warings’ staff were interviewed during an intensive six-day inspection.
Warings, which is building the new home for the Mary Rose in the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, was measured against a total of 196 criteria, testing the company’s commitment to its employees.
The gold standard improves on Warings’ long track record of best practice in staff development since first achieving IiP status in 2003.
Warings managing director Philippe Jouy said: ‘We are only as good as our staff and we take our responsibilities to them extremely seriously.
‘This award is fantastic, not only because it underlines our commitment to our people, their training and their ongoing development but because it shows we are leading the way in our industry.
‘We are genuinely proud of this achievement and what it says about the way we work.’
The IiP award follows a number of gongs for Warings.
It was honoured for its commitment to sustainability by Construction News, as well as Prince Charles’ charity Business in the Community, which named Warings staff its Volunteering Team of the Year.
Warings is also holder of a gold standard from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and the Dilmun Award for excellence in environmental and health and safety management.