Armorgard has achieved the Investors in People (IIP) Standard at Platinum level - the highest level that can be achieved by a company - following an in-depth assessment of the organisation earlier this year.
As a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative site storage, manual handling and work units, Armorgard has a focus on developing a sustainable high-performing culture to create products that solve critical security, logistics and health and safety challenges.
The IIP Platinum accreditation is currently held by only 1% of IIP accredited organisations.
Terry Mitchell, Managing Director at Armorgard, said: ““This is the highest level of Investors in People, and a remarkable recognition of Armorgard's difference to lead, support and manage its people to achieve meaningful results.
"It is a journey that started 30 years ago, when Armorgard first put a team together to design, manufacture and market products. This journey continues and the specific milestone proves Armorgard's clear commitment to engaging, developing and motivating employees.
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.
Commenting on the award, Emma Phillips, Armorgard's Head of People & Culture said: “This is a fantastic achievement as only 1% of audited companies are awarded the Platinum standard. For us to have accomplished this on our first audit represents our commitment to developing our people.”
Armorgard currently has 41 employees at its UK headquarters in Fareham, Hampshire.