Investors in People Award for Business Environment
Flexible office provider Business Environment, which owns and operates over one million sq ft of serviced office property in the South of England, has been awarded the Investors in People (IIP) accreditation for its commitment to employees.
Investors in People is a well-known accolade that was first launched 20 years ago, in 1991. It serves as a business improvement tool that helps organisations of all sizes and industries to develop performance through their people.
Following an assessment of several key workplace factors, which involved 20 interviews over the course of two days with a cross-section of employees, BE scored particularly highly in its standards in leadership, empowerment, communication, teamwork, culture and learning and development.
Commenting on the outcome, HR Director at BE, Nazia Ahmed said: “This latest success reflects the investment we make as a business in developing the skills of our employees at every level and it’s testament to our commitment in creating a business culture that they are proud to be part of,” she said.
“We continually seek to improve our people management practices – be it through employee recognition awards, training or internal communication – and we’ll keep working to build on this achievement.”
The accolade will sit alongside BE’s other business awards, which includes 38th position in this year’s Sunday Times ‘100 Best Small Companies to Work For’ Awards. BE is also the current holder of the bca’s Business Centre of the Year Award, which it has won four years out of five.
In other news, BE has announced their intention to invest ┬ú1.5m in sustainable temperature control technology at its Milton Keynes business centre. As part of BE’s ‘green strategy’ to deliver maximum energy-efficiency across the business, the air-conditioning system, known as VRV┬« (Variable Refrigerant Volume), will be installed during July.
The system recycles unwanted heat – so if one room requires cooling, the rejected heat will be transferred to another room or office suite that requires heating.
Centre Manager John Edwards said that the investment shows that the team are “serious” about doing their bit.
“Not only will the air-conditioning system provide greater energy efficiency for the different companies working here, but it will give them improved comfort and the right conditions to get the most out of their working day,” he said.
Find out more about BE’s Milton Keynes business centre, or any other serviced office properties within their portfolio, online at officebroker.com.
- Business Environment’s Workplace Ethics recognised by Sunday Times
- Business Environment Recognised at National Customer Service Awards
- Business Environment appoints new HR Director