NI-CO is set to join a select number of blue chip companies in the UK, after having achieved the highest standard possible in the internationally recognised Investors in People Award (IIP).

NI-CO achieved the gold standard following a week long rigorous assessment of all of its human resource strategies.

IIP Assessor, Mr Trevor Martin commented “Of over 24,000 organisations with IIP recognition, less than 1% have achieved Gold so this is a fantastic achievement for NI-CO. In achieving Gold status, they have proved themselves to be amongst the best Investors in People organisations in the UK. I hope that news of their success will encourage others in the sector to follow their example and use the Investors in People framework to help realise their business goals and ambitions.”

The gold award was recently introduced by Investors in People to help companies who had already achieved the basic standard to aim for a new challenge in helping staff enhance their performance and meet goals.

NI-CO Chief Executive, Graeme McCammon said, “For NI-CO, staff development is not simply about training people to perform their daily duties, but also about enhancing their confidence and sense of well being in the workplace and beyond. We understand that our employees are at the core of our business success. The NI-CO team is high performing, committed and always looking for ways to improve the service they provide. This award recognises our determination to give our staff opportunities to continually develop themselves and achieve their full potential.”