Minor, Weir and Willis

Investors in People Awards 2023 finalist case study

Minor, Weir and Willis

Nominated for The Award for UK Employer of the Year: Accredited (250+ people)

Why did you enter the Investors in People 2023 Awards?

At Minor Weir & Willis, our core values have always revolved around excellence, continuous improvement, and a commitment to our employees’ growth and well-being. We believe that nurturing our workforce is not just a responsibility, but key is helping us to grow our business.

The Investors in People Awards has gained widespread recognition for celebrating organisations that prioritise employee development, engagement, and organisational excellence. We view these awards as a prestigious platform that aligns perfectly with our commitment to fostering a thriving workplace culture and focusing on our employees.

In which the criteria for the Investors in People Awards closely mirror our internal benchmarks for success. In that it assesses factors like leadership, employee engagement, learning and development, and continuous improvement, all of which resonate deeply with our company values and our focus on our people.

Over the past few years, we have introduced several innovative employee development programs, increased employee engagement scores from 48% to 87%, and witnessed tangible improvements in our operational efficiency.

These accomplishments reflect our dedication to meeting the Investors in People standards and that by participating in the Investors in People 2023 Awards is not just about recognition: it’s about learning and growing.

We hope to gain valuable insights and identify areas for further improvement, and to continue raising the bar for employee satisfaction and organisational performance. We are also looking forward to listening to what the other shortlisted businesses are doing also, to see what we can also learn from them and if we can implement in our own business to make it an even better place to work.

In summary, we entered the Investors in People 2023 Awards because they align with our values, recognise our achievements, and provide an opportunity for us to continually enhance our workplace culture. We look forward to this journey of excellence and the positive impact it will have on our organisation.

2.   What has it meant to you, your team and your organisation to be shortlisted for an Investors in People 2023 Award?

First and foremost, I want to express our sincere gratitude for being shortlisted for the Investors in People 2023 Award. It’s a tremendous honour, and we are genuinely humbled by this recognition.

This achievement belongs to every member of our team in the organisation. It’s a testament to the hard work, dedication, and shared commitment to our core values and goals that each and every one of our team strive to meet. The shortlisting acknowledges the efforts we’ve put into fostering a positive workplace culture, investing in employee development, and continuously striving for excellence. It validates our commitment to our employees and our journey toward organisational improvement.

Being shortlisted for such a prestigious award has injected a renewed sense of pride and motivation within our team. It has reminded us of the importance of our work and the positive impact we can have on our organisation and our local community. The Investors in People framework has been instrumental in guiding our organisation towards continuous improvement and employee satisfaction. Being shortlisted reinforces our belief that investing in our people is not only the right thing to do but also a strategic advantage.

This shortlisting is a milestone on our journey, and it inspires us to set even higher standards for ourselves. We are committed to using this recognition as a catalyst for future growth, development, and innovation. We would like to thank the Investors in People team for their dedication to recognising and promoting excellence in workplaces. Their commitment to this mission has had a profound impact on our organisation.

What would it mean to your organisation to win an Investors in People 2023 Award?

Winning an Investors in People 2023 Award would be an incredible achievement, and we are genuinely excited about the prospect. It would mean that our efforts to create a positive and thriving workplace culture have been acknowledged and validated by a respected institution like Investors in People. This award would enhance our reputation as an employer of choice and a leader in our industry. It would also boost our credibility with clients, partners, and stakeholders.

As we continue to grow, winning this award would help us attract top talent who seek out organisations committed to employee development and well-being. It would also be a compelling reason for our existing employees to stay with us. It would not mark the end of our journey but rather serve as inspiration to reach new heights. We would be driven to set even higher standards for ourselves and the industry.

Finally, this achievement would belong to our entire organisation, reflecting the dedication and commitment of every member of our team. It would be a celebration of our shared vision and effort.

How important is it for your organisation to be a part of the Investors in People community and engaged in awards and events like this one?

Being part of the Investors in People community and participating in awards and events like this one is of utmost importance to our organisation. We wholeheartedly align with the values and objectives of Investors in People. It also provides an external validation of our dedication to creating a positive and nurturing workplace environment. It’s been a way for us to showcase our achievements and get recognised for our efforts.

Engaging with the Investors in People community keeps us connected with best practices and industry trends. It encourages us to continuously learn, adapt, and improve. It also offers us the opportunity to benchmark our performance against industry leaders and gather insights that help us refine our strategies and practices.

It provides a platform for networking and collaboration with like-minded organisations. We can exchange ideas, learn from others, and contribute our own experiences.

Our employees take pride in being associated with an organisation that values excellence and is recognised for it. It fosters a sense of pride and belonging. It enhances our reputation in the industry and in the eyes of potential employees, clients, partners, and stakeholders. It positions us as a leader in our field. We are committed to being an active and engaged member of the Investors in People community. We see it as an integral part of our ongoing journey toward excellence. 

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14th Nov 2023 | Old Billingsgate, London


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