Ribby Hall Village Recognised as GOLD Investors in People

6 September 2016

For the second time, and despite a change to Investors in People’s rigorous and challenging NEW assessment criteria, Ribby Hall Village in Wrea Green Lancashire has again been awarded Investors in People GOLD against the NEW standard.  Ribby Hall Village has now also joined the top two per cent of organisations in the UK whilst demonstrating their commitment to actively driving principles and practices to an advanced level, and therefore creating sustainable success through good people management.

Open 365 days a year and situated within 100 acres of beautiful Lancashire countryside, privately owned Ribby Hall Village is just a stone’s throw away from the beaches and golf courses of Lytham St Annes, as well as the nearby and bright lights of Blackpool.  With more than 500 employees Ribby Hall Village is a large employer within the Fylde Coast.  Renowned for its Short Breaks and Holidays offering alongside an award-winning Spa Hotel, Ribby Hall Village’s portfolio also includes a private Health Club with more than 4000 local members, Conference, Wedding and Banqueting Venues, ten different Bars and Eateries, 350 privately owned Holiday Homes as well as their latest venture Wild Discovery – an interactive and educational animal experience now home to birds of prey, a safari walk, farmyard animals as well as exotics.  Career opportunities at Ribby Hall Village are therefore diverse with current vacancies featured at www.ribbyhall.co.uk/careers

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.

The new standard is a road map for excellence and focuses on:
Leading:
• Leading & Inspiring People
• Living the Organisation’s Values and Behaviours
• Empowering and Involving People

Supporting:
• Managing Performance
• Recognising and Rewarding High Performance
• Structuring Work 

Improving:
• Building Capability
• Delivering Continuous Improvement
• Creating Sustainable Success

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

Commenting on the award, Susan Houseman, Director of Business Development at Ribby Hall Village said:
“As an IIP accredited company for the last twelve years, Ribby Hall Village has never been one to shy away from a challenge. So, when we were given the choice to either reaccredit against the existing IIP standard or be one of the first companies to benchmark ourselves to the NEW standard…we knew we had to go for the new one!
The standard fits nicely with our Employee Engagement initiatives which recognise and reward performance, along with our Training Portfolio designed to deliver continuous improvement. All that we do for our people comes together as we work to the new standard of Leading, Supporting and Improving.”

Steve Burrows, Managing Director of Investors in People North of England said:
“This is a fantastic achievement for Ribby Hall Village and I would like to congratulate all of the team. We believe that your people make the difference and by investing in them you are looking to create sustainable success. IIP is designed to help organisations and their people to realise potential, providing a simple road map for excellence. With their Gold accreditation success, Ribby Hall Village is certainly working to realise their people potential.”

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