The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) have been awarded ‘We invest in people, silver accreditation’ by Investors in People, an accolade only achieved by 3,000 businesses that have been assessed (20%) by this globally recognised not-for-profit organisation.
The team at Landscape House, led by Chief Executive Wayne Grills, are delighted with the achievement, which was awarded in recognition of BALI’s investment in its workforce through listening to others, offering training and development, putting the right principles in place and making active efforts to ensure consistency through the workplace, so that all employees from all creeds and backgrounds feel included and benefit from having a voice.
Over the last 12 months, BALI held several joint-working workshops with employees to ask them what they would like to see the association provide by way of added benefits, to help enrich the business for its members and nurture them as individuals in their roles. Employees were also assessed privately and independently, and the assessor noted an overwhelming sense of pride from the team who believe BALI provides an excellent service to both its staff and its members.
Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate BALI for achieving Silver accreditation on We invest in people. It’s a remarkable effort for any organisation, and places BALI in fine company with a host of organisations that understand the value of people.”
Wayne, who has been at the helm of BALI for over 9 years, commented: “What a fantastic achievement for everyone at BALI. I would like to start by saying a personal thank you and well done to our Operations Manager, Kirsty Wood, who has taken a lead on this project from the very start. It doesn’t mean we plan on stopping here. Over the next 12 months, we will continue to work hard on the areas where further improvements can be made, and we’re involving our employees to do just that. By including them in the process, we now have some excellent recommendations, actions and a way forward. Congratulations everyone, together we are better.”
Investors in People operates in 75 countries with an active community of over 15,000 organisations. By helping to support over 11 million people worldwide their company ethos, to make work better, is now reflected on BALI following the awarding of the silver accreditation.