People champions unveiled by Investors in People

in People has named 16 UK organisations as business champions in recognition of
their people management styles.

secretary of state for education and skills, Charles Clarke, announced the
champions yesterday at the ‘Skills Strategy – One Year On’ event.

champions programme recognises those employers that have boosted the
performance of their businesses through the way they manage and develop their

role of the 16 champions will be to work with Investors in People UK to share
their expertise with other employers through a series of best practice sharing
activities designed to promote effective alignment of people development with
business goals.

activities will include presentations, mentoring and site visits to the champion

16 champions:

Barnfield College, Luton

Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel, Clwyd

Chelmsford College, Chelmsford

Clinphone Group, Nottingham

Escrick Park Estate, York

Farrelly Facilities and Engineering, Sutton Coldfield

Nationwide Building Society, Swindon

Oakwood Eyecare Centre, Derby

Old School House Day Nursery, Newmarket

South Farnham School, Farnham

Springfarm Architectural Mouldings, Antrim

St Mary Magdalene Primary School, West Bromwich

St Mary’s Girls College, Londonderry

Swiss Cottage School, London

The Moat House Partnership, Staffordshire

TNT UK, Warwickshire

By Quentin Reade

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