The work of Springhill Care Group has been recognised on the international stage.
The Accrington-based group, which operates homes in Lancashire and Bristol, was shortlisted for the International Investors in People awards after becoming one of only six care providers in the country to achieve the coveted Investors in People Gold against the new sixth generation standard, in January 2017.
The Awards provide the opportunity to benchmark against high performing organisations globally and recognises the people and teams that make the difference every day, highlighting excellence from across the Investors in People global community.
This year the 12 award categories focused on the main elements of what it means to be an Investor in People, from Excellence in Leadership and Management, to Excellence in Social Responsibility to Leader of the Year and Best Newcomer.
Springhill competed for the title of Gold Employer of the Year, for organisations with 250-4,999 staff, drawn from Investors in People holders from around the world.
Other finalists included Lancashire-based luxury holiday park Ribby Hall and the award-winning construction company, Beard.
Ultimately, Springhill Care Group was chosen in sixth place for the award, with Vision Labs Ltd, part of the Specsavers Group, winning first place.
Ken Nolan, founder and chairman of the Springhill Care Group, said: “We’re thrilled to be recognised globally and to appear alongside some fantastic, household name companies.
“At Springhill Care Group we understand our greatest assets are our people, and we’re keen to ensure that our staff are supported in every way we can.”
Paul Devoy, head of Investors in People, said: “This year’s Investors in People Awards were the biggest and best to date. It was fantastic to see so many worthy organisations nominated for outperforming in their sector, demonstrating great people management practice and a commitment to staff development.”