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IiP Champion success for Platform People

Platform People, based in Warrington, has been awarded with the prestigious title of Investors in People Champion -acknowledging their commitment to improving performance through people.

With 20 employees, the specialist provider of resource and consultancy to the investment platform arena within the financial services sector now joins other organisations based across the North of England in promoting and supporting Investors in People through best practice activities.

To become an Investors in People Champion, all applicants must hold Investors in People Gold recognition, an accolade the organisation achieved in January 2012 – less than two years after they commenced trading in July 2010.

The Champions scheme recognises and rewards organisations who have been outstanding in promoting the values and principles of Investors in People, leading by example in the way they manage and develop their people.

By achieving Champion status, Platform People is committed to sharing and also learning from their experiences, encouraging the dissemination of good practice in people management and supporting continuous improvement.

Celebrating their achievement Quality Manager, Gary Hitchens said:

“This is a massive achievement for us and would not have been possible without the input and commitment of every member of staff and support provided by John Martin at idg.“

Chris Jones, Head of Operations at idg the Investors in People Centre for the North of England said:

“This is a fantastic achievement for Platform People and I would like to congratulate the team on their commitment to continuous improvement leading to Champion status. As the official partner for Investors in People in the North of England, idg is committed to working with organisations to improve performance through people. By offering a flexible, practical and easy to use framework, Investors in People can really mean business for organisations looking to enhance performance and meet goals. By becoming a Champion, Platform People is certainly working to do this and committed to helping other organisations realise the same benefits through their experiences.“

Platform People was founded in July 2010 by Chris Hitchens. The company supplies specialist consultancy, resource and end–to-end support to large Blue Chip organisations and specialist software houses that have built, or are building, investment platforms in readiness for the upcoming new RDR (retail distribution review) legislation that comes into force at the end of 2012. Platform People aim to continue to be the market leaders in its field as more and more investment platforms are being planned and built and existing platforms are being improved.

In the near future anyone who has investments, pensions, SIPPS or ISA’s will by law have access to a WRAP Platform, to be able to view how their investments are performing. To find out more, click here to visit the Platform People website.

To find out more about Investors in People, click here or contact idg, official partner for the North of England. To find out more about Investors in People Champions working with idg and how they support others to explore the framework,click here.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by idg .

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