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


Silver lining for dedicated staff

Thrilled hotel staff celebrated going the extra mile after achieving silver status during a demanding Investors in People (IiP) assessment.

The Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre first gained the accreditation in 1996 but the Clydebank venue is re-assessed every three years to ensure it still meets the rigorous requirements needed to retain IiP status.

This year the four-star hotel managed to not only hold on to its impressive status but attained silver for meeting additional standards.

 Bronagh Bell, Business Development Director at the Beardmore, said: “This is a fantastic achievement and no mean feat as IiP is one of the hardest standards to both achieve and retain. However, despite its challenges we have managed to not only meet the rigorous criteria for 14 years but also attain silver.

“By continually achieving the Investors in People standard, we have shown that we have a team that is really motivated, keen to learn and who contribute to the success of our hotel and conference venue. We believe our workforce is our most important asset and are therefore totally committed to continually investing in staff development and to encourage staff participation at all levels.”

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 three days to speak to a randomly selected group of staff.
Date of release: Thursday 11 February 2010

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