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The Beardmore Hotel & Conference Centre was delighted to win at the Scottish Hotel Awards 2012:


Long term investment in people

The Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre is celebrating after achieving the Investors in People (IiP) status for the 11th year in a row.

After first gaining the accreditation in 1996, the Beardmore – part of the NHS National Waiting Times Centre - is re-assessed every three years to ensure that it still meets the rigorous requirements needed to retain IiP status.
As a nationally recognised standard used by over 4,000 organisations in Scotland, the IiP Standard has long been acknowledged as a business improvement tool, helping organisations of every size, type and location to gain more from their people in support of business goals.

In order to gain the accreditation, the Beardmore was required to provide evidence that proved it met the indicators. In addition an IiP assessor was on-site for two days to speak to a randomly selected group of 24 members of staff.

Bronagh Bell, Business Development Director for the Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre, commented: “The overall outcome shows that we provided strong evidence of an organisation which communicates, involves and develops its people through listening to feedback and closely monitoring performance.”

Jill Young, Chief Executive of the NHS National Waiting Times Centre, added: “By continually achieving the Investors in People standard, we have shown that we have a workforce that is motivated to learn and contribute to the success of the hotel.”


 Date of release: Friday 27 April 2007

Notes to editors

The indicators for Investors in People status are:
1 A strategy for improving the performance of the organisation is clearly defined and understood.
2 Learning and development is planned to achieve the organisation's objectives.
3 Strategies for managing people are designed to promote equality of opportunity in the development of the organisation's people.
4 The capabilities managers need to lead, manage and develop people effectively are clearly defined and understood.
5 Managers are effective in leading, managing and developing people.
6 People's contribution to the organisation is recognised and valued.
7 People are encouraged to take ownership and responsibility by being involved in decision making.
8 People learn and develop effectively.
9 Investment in people improves the performance of the organisation.
10 Improvements are continually made to the way people are managed and developed.

For more information contact:

Communications Department
NHS National Waiting Times Centre
Tel: 0141 951 5073/5195
Mobile/out of hours: 07717 686357

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