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Ribby Hall Village, Summoned to the Tower of London

Thursday, 11th June 2015

Ribby Hall Village has been named as a leader in people management practice globally, having been shortlisted in the Gold Employer of the Year (250+ employees) category in the second annual Investors in People Awards.

The awards, which received over 400 entries from around the world, celebrate the best people management practices amongst Investors in People accredited businesses.  Winners will be announced at a spectacular awards ceremony and dinner at Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress, The Tower of London on Wednesday 24th June 2015.  Finalists will therefore be representing the best of the best employers worldwide.

According to feedback from one of the Investors in People judges, Ribby Hall Village is a finalist in the Gold Employer of the Year Category (250+ employees)  because its “An organisation that has created a culture that demonstrates its commitment to staff development, excellent service standards and continuous improvement. They describe in their award submission outstanding business results achieved following the design and delivery of a bespoke excellence programme of training. It describes how the company’s values are demonstrated at the Annual Staff Conference and Awards ceremony.”

The 15 awards categories recognise the accredited organisations that have achieved the highest standards.  There are a range of awards categories, focusing on the main elements of what it means to be an Investor in People, from Excellence in Leadership and Management to Excellence in Social Responsibility to Leader of the Year and Best Newcomer. The Awards provide the opportunity to benchmark against high performing organisations globally.

Susan Houseman, Director of Business Development including HR & Training explains “On reflection it’s incredible to think that we now employ more than 450 people, making us the largest tourism employer in the Fylde.  We’re absolutely thrilled to be finalists in this year’s prestigious Investors in People awards.  It is a clear indication of the sheer dedication and hard work that the HR and training team have provided to all other departments throughout The Village to ensure we maintain our five-star service and standards.  We were amidst one of our largest recruitment drives on record when Investors in People notified us that we were finalists; which has spurred us on all the more to recruit only the best in class.  We are continuing to recruit for 20 different positions throughout The Village, including the award-winning Spa Hotel, Papa John’s Pizzeria and Takeaway, The Health Club, The Nursery, The Bar & Grill, The Shop, The NEW Orangery, The Business & Banqueting Venue and also The NEW Tapas Bar. 

As Susan Houseman continues to explain “We are 100% committed to ensuring that to the best of our ability all staff are provided with exciting challenges within a wonderful working environment, supported by a personal development plan and training to achieve their career aspirations.  Current employment opportunities which include chefs, a supervisor within The NEW Orangery, team members, cleaners, and a spa experience assistant  to name a few can be found on Ribby Hall Village’s website at  Alternatively call our recruitment hotline on 0800 107 1926.”

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “Once again we have been overwhelmed by the number and calibre of entries received for the Investors in People Awards. It’s fantastic to see so many organisations nominated for outperforming in their sector, demonstrating great people management practice and a commitment to staff development.”

Investors in People is the 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.

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IMAGE ATTACHED – Left to right:  Linda Woods – Payroll Manager, Daniel Houseman – Training Manager, Susan Houseman – Director of Business Development including HR & Training, Sarah Houseman – Senior HR Advisor, Mary Fletcher – Senior HR Advisor
For further information or interviews please contact: – DD:  01772 674 406 – M:  07545 942 308

Notes to editors

Ribby Hall Village is an independent, five-star holiday village set in more than 100 acres of landscaped grounds, eight miles from Preston and Blackpool, ten minutes from the M6 motorway.  It is open 365 days a year, has an unrivalled choice of luxury self-catering accommodation including pine lodges and cottages.  Ribby Hall Village is also home to an award-winning SPA Hotel offering overnight spa breaks and day spa packages and treatments.  The Village also hosts weddings, conferences and provides banqueting facilities plus a health club.  A vast choice of indoor and outdoor sport and leisure activities, bars, restaurants, cafes and evening entertainment are also available to both overnight guests and day visitors.  Holiday homes can also be purchased and enjoyed March through to January.
Ribby Hall Village, Ribby Road, Wrea Green, Near Blackpool, Lancashire PR4 2PR

Charlotte Gili-Ross | Brand & Communications Manager | Marketing | 01772 674406 |

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