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Carrington West awarded Platinum Investors in People

By Steve Banbury
24 August 2021

Portsmouth recruitment company Carrington West has been awarded platinum status by Investors in People (IIP), demonstrating its commitment to its employees and to its ‘people first’ business strategy. The IIP platinum accreditation is the highest accolade that can be achieved against the Investors in People standard and is currently held by only 2% of IIP-accredited organisations. In the latest round of surveys, Carrington West is ranked 7th of all UK companies currently working to IIP frameworks.

James Fernandes, Carrington West MD, said: “We are immensely proud to be awarded platinum by IIP. We started working with IIP only four years after we started the business with the very clear vision to make sure that our people are at the forefront of our business vision. Our journey and our commercial success, especially over the last eighteen months, are as a result of our people and our collective commitment to continual learning.”

Carrington West awarded Platinum Investors in People
James Fernandes

Senior HR adviser Emily Christmas added: “Since our gold accreditation in 2018, we have worked closely with IIP to ensure we are adhering to their frameworks. by demonstrating our commitment to high performance through excellent people management. This incredible milestone is a true testament to the people first approach we take at Carrington West.”

Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. Underpinning the standard is the Investors in People framework, reflecting the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry. Investors in People enables organisations to benchmark against the best in the business on an international scale.

Paul Devoy, head of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate Carrington West. Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to success. Carrington West should be extremely proud of their achievement.”

Carrington West is a specialist UK built environment and technical recruitment specialist company, founded in 2011. In 2019, Carrington West had £34.3m turnover in 2019 and 134 employees.