WARMWORKS SCOTLAND ACHIEVES INVESTORS IN PEOPLE PLATINUM ACCREDITATION


Warmworks Scotland, managing agent of the Scottish Government’s national fuel poverty scheme, Warmer Homes Scotland, has achieved the prestigious Investors in People Platinum Accreditation.

For nearly 30 years, Investors in People has been recognised internationally as a leading people accreditation. To have received the highest level accreditation is a terrific achievement and means that Warmworks has become only the second organisation in Scotland to achieve a Platinum award in its first assessment against the standard.

Commenting on the award, Ross Armstrong, Managing Director of Warmworks said: “I am absolutely delighted that Warmworks has been awarded the Investors in People accreditation, Platinum standard. This was our first assessment against the standard and to receive the highest level accreditation is a testament to how we do business.

“I am extremely proud and privileged to be a part of this amazing organisation, one that has already achieved so much in the four years since it was formed. The next step for us is to use our unique, values-driven culture as our starting point for our future growth and development, ensuring that we maximise this platform to build an equally exciting and inspiring future.”

Bonnie Clarke, Chief Executive of Remarkable, the organisation licensed to deliver Investors in People in Scotland, said: “As one of only 42 organisations that hold the prestigious Investors in People Platinum award, Warmworks joins an illustrious group of high performing organisations – huge congratulations to the entire team on their incredible achievement, it is very well deserved indeed. It is terrific to see an organisation where those in positions of leadership role model the behaviours that bring to life their values – professionalism, enthusiasm, innovation, teamwork and care. This is what Investors in People is about – making work better. Keep up the good work!”

Warmworks, based in Edinburgh near Leith, was founded in 2015 and employs around 70 field and office-based employees. It also manages a supply chain of 300+, which cover the length and breadth of Scotland.

Media Contact: Bronagh Finnegan, Public Affairs and Communications Manager bronagh.finnegan@warmworks.co.uk

Warmworks
1. Warmworks Scotland is a joint venture between the Energy Saving Trust, Everwarm and Changeworks
2. It is the Managing Agent of the Scottish Government’s national fuel poverty scheme, Warmer Homes Scotland
3. The latest Warmworks Annual Report is available to view or download at: https://www.warmworks.co.uk/about/

Warmworks Scotland – IIP Platinum Award – additional information from the final report:
• Warmworks IIP Benchmark was 814 whereas the average benchmark across
the sector in which they operate is 724.

• Warmworks is now one of 42 organisations in Scotland who hold Platinum accreditation and only the second that has achieved Platinum status in their first assessment against the standard.

• Transparency and trust are core to how Warmworks operate, leading and inspiring people to achieve great things on a daily basis.

• The values and behaviours integral to delivering a great service to people who experience fuel poverty is fully engrained in how everyone operates and understands their role.

• Leaders are active role models, leading by example and are trusted by people in the organisation, showing people what a good job looks like and would never ask people to do anything they would not do themselves.

About Investors in People (IIP)
4. Remarkable exclusively delivers the Investors in People accreditation within Scotland

5. Investors in People supports and challenges organisations to navigate and interpret the opportunities of doing business in the 21st century in innovative and creative ways. Opportunities such as technology, succession planning, flexible working; and challenges such as ineffectual decision making, absenteeism, employee disengagement

6. Investors in People is not about paperwork nor is it an audit or a rigid assessment. It is about listening to our clients, talking to our clients and becoming a critical friend to our clients to develop action orientated, positive solutions that are unique and fit for purpose

7. Investors in People recognises employer brands that are committed to looking after their people, engaging them and building trust; and it is the only international standard that aligns ambition and people – research tells us that nearly two thirds (57%) of organisations think Investors in People helps their staff be more productive (Source: Investors in People, Community Interest Company, UK)

8. Investors in People delivers objective and independent insights, stretch and inspiration to enable ambitious organisations to innovate and maintain their competitive edge to deliver outstanding client experiences and increase prosperity

9. The 6th generation of Investors in People has ensured it remains relevant for the challenges and the changes facing organisations in the 21st century – over 75% of Investors in People organisations in Scotland say it has had a positive impact, particularly around employee engagement, learning effectiveness and organisation performance (Source: IIP Impact Research, University of Glasgow, 2015)

10. There are 4 levels of award (Standard, Silver, Gold and Platinum) and within each of these, 4 levels of “maturity” (Developed, Established, Advanced and High Performing). Each level is more progressive and challenging than the next and each award is a fantastic recognition in its own right

11. For nearly 30 years Investors in People has been recognised internationally as a leading people accreditation

12. Investors in People has been achieved by over 14,000 organisations worldwide, across over 75 countries

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