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Chamber members to benefit from Investors in People partnership

Posted: 30/11/12 by Northamptonshire Chamber

Northamptonshire Chamber is offering Chamber member companies a 10% discount when they apply for or renew their Investors in People accreditation.

Investors in People (IiP) provides a framework for business growth and improvement to companies of all sizes by targeting specific priorities and working with them to deliver significant business growth.

EMB Excellence Ltd (emb-x) is now the sole provider of IiP services across central England and is working with Northamptonshire Chamber to encourage the county’s businesses to use the framework to improve their performance.

With this in mind, Northamptonshire Chamber will be hosting a free introductory workshop on Investors in People on Wednesday 5 December 2012. This workshop aims to provide a comprehensive overview of how the IiP framework can improve the performance of an organisation and will:

  • Identify current challenges and business priorities posed by delegates and how these might be addressed using the standard.
  • Share performance improvements and business benefits realised by other IiP organisations.
  • Show how to access support tools and one to one specialist advice.
  • Give details of events, workshops and bespoke training provision.
  • Provide information on how to become an accredited IiP organisation, including the process, related costs and realistic timeframes.

Ian Beattie, Managing Director of Knights of Old, is in the process of renewing his organisation’s Investors in People accreditation through this partnership. He said: “Investors in People is a great way of us demonstrating all of our efforts towards the development of our staff, as well as providing a platform for our staff to communicate how they feel about working for Knights of Old.

“When it came to renewing the accreditation, we spoke to Northamptonshire Chamber and they were able to assist with organising the re-accreditation, as well as accessing a business discount.”

Paul Griffiths, Chief Executive of Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce, added: “We are proud to be able to offer this service to Chamber members. Investors in People accreditation can be a really useful tool to help grow a business and develop in-house skills. The 10% discount can result in a substantial saving too, so there has never been a better time to get involved.”

For more information on Investors in People, or to book onto the free Chamber member only event on Wednesday 5 December, call 01604 490490. The event takes place at the Chamber’s premises on Waterside Way, Northampton and will run from 8.30am to 11.30am.

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