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Putting its people first has enabled B&CE, provider of The People’s Pension, to gain a prestigious national award.

B&CE is a not-for-profit organisation that was awarded the Investors in People Bronze award for going above and beyond in the way they develop, support and motivate their staff.

The Bronze award is achieved by just over 5% of Investors in People recognised organisations in the UK, all of which have demonstrated an additional 26 or more pieces of evidence above the Investors in People core Standard.

The Investors in People framework, which is suitable for organisations of any size and in any sector, transforms business performance through people, helping companies to achieve their objectives by targeting specific priorities within the organisation.

Patrick Heath-Lay, Chief Executive of B&CE, which has some 160 employees, said:

“We are proud to announce that we have received the Investors in People Bronze award for the second consecutive time. What makes B&CE the organisation it is today is the hard work and dedication of our people. They are our core strength, so it’s vital that we nurture and develop the skills and experience within B&CE. This award recognises the work that we do to achieve this goal, putting our people at the very heart of our organisation.”

Organisations that have achieved the Investors in People Standard generally have lower staff turnover and sickness rates, lower recruitment costs and a reduced likelihood of litigation. In addition, they tend to have increased levels of profitability, employee engagement and productivity.

John Telfer, Managing Director of Inspiring Business Performance Ltd (IBP), the organisation that delivers Investors in People for London and the South, said:

“B&CE should be very proud of their achievement, particularly as they have gone beyond the core requirements of the Standard. I hope other organisations will look to them as an example of what can be done when staff and managers work together.”

To find out more about IBP and the benefits of Investors in People, visit, email or call 0800 612 3098.