Brother UK Ltd is the UK sales subsidiary of Brother Industries Ltd (BIL) and has been based in Tameside, Manchester since 1968.

A company with a long history, they’ve gone from being a key supplier of technology products to leading solutions provider. No stranger to change, Brother UK now supplies services to the NHS, corporate end users, banks, retailers and SMEs across the UK.

"Integrated, mutually supportive and empowered teams are a critical advantage shared by successful businesses and IIP can help you get there."
Linda Willow
Head of Legal & Business Management
Brother UK

How did IIP help?

Since working with Investors in People, Brother UK has been able to align their change journey with a practical framework that supports their people focused strategic direction.

The practicality of the Standard and the nature of assessment have also been particularly beneficial to Brother UK, helping the organisation to review and identify where improvements can be achieved.

In a dynamic and evolving environment, Brother UK identified the need to build a peoplecentric organisation that was able to adapt and thrive into the future

Using Investors in People to support their change journey and people focused strategy, they have seen impact in a number of areas including a more integrated business model

Brother UK are now one of the first organisations to achieve IIP Platinum against the sixth generation Standard, winning Platinum Employer of the Year at the IIP Awards 2016

Since working with IIP, Brother UK Ltd are more integrated as a business with greater interdepartmental understanding and appreciation.

Joint learning and development, CSR and commercial projects are now commonplace and help to combat silo thinking, support innovation and the adoption of a ‘one team’ approach.

This has been seen through the organisation’s colleague recognition scheme PRIDE, which is now being actively used across departments to recognise work well done and received.

"IIP has really helped us to inspire and enable meaningful change with our people at the centre."
Phil Jones MBE | Managing Director
Brother UK