Developing Exceptional People
25 May 2017

Carlisle awarded coveted Investors in People silver accreditation

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Carlisle Support Services, a leading supplier of value-added solutions has been awarded silver accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating their commitment to high performance through good people management. 


Employing over 2000 people within the UK and Ireland, Carlisle Support Services focuses on the provision of cleaning, security, events and retail facilities support services and is also part of Impellam Group Plc - the UK’s second largest staffing business. 

Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. Underpinning the Standard is the Investors in People framework, reflecting the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry. Investors in People enables organisations to benchmark against the best in the business on an international scale. 

Following an in-depth assessment process, Investors in People Practitioner Gwen Carter-Powell, said: 

"It is apparent that Carlisle is supporting people to improve performance, indeed most people mentioned investment, progression and being supported. A significant change has occurred, and is noted by all including your clients. This includes internal and external leadership, a clear trend that there is more ‘transparency’, improving levels of engagement and rewarding and recognising activity that people note, including Superstars and a clear focus on customer service and client led provision." 

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: 

“We’d like to congratulate Carlisle Support Services, Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to success. Carlisle Support Services should be extremely proud of their achievement.” 

Commenting on the award, Paul Evans, Managing Director, said: 

“I am absolutely thrilled that Carlisle Support Services has been awarded IIP Silver status. We value each and every one of our employees and always encourage them to become “exceptional”. We also strive to create an environment where people enjoy coming to work and, in turn, are able to give their best, which ultimately benefits our clients.”