Adviza is delighted to be awarded the We invest in people, gold accreditation by Investors in People (IIP).

Reaching the IIP Gold Standard is an achievement which puts Adviza in the top 15% of IIP organisations. Gold accreditation means that we’ve got the policies in place but more than that, it means everyone – from CEO to apprentice takes ownership for making them come to life.

The assessment was very positive in many areas, finding that the organisation has taken on board a considerable amount of the recommendations made in the last assessment and these are beginning to have positive impacts on the engagement of the team and their commitment to the success of the business.

The assessors findings included:

  • Your people consistently fed back to us that they have a high level of trust in the leadership
  • Your team share the values of your business and can see how the values are a key driver of the organisation
  • People feel that communication has improved across the business
  • Everyone we spoke with had a solid understanding of how they contribute to Adviza's success
  • The regular CEO calls to employees continue to be well received, and is a great approach to foster a culture of trust and transparency
  • Your focus on developing management and leadership development has been well received by the team
  • There's a strong desire to proactively look at ways to drive continuous improvement
  • Your focus on DEI is fantastic to see, with nearly everyone we spoke with aware of this being a key priority for the organisation.

Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, said:

We’d like to congratulate Adviza. Gold accreditation on We invest in people is a fantastic effort for any organisation, and places Adviza in fine company with a host of organisations that understand the value of people.

Commenting on the award, Katharine Horler OBE, CEO of Adviza, said:

This is a really remarkable result to achieve Gold, and to do so in the context of a pandemic, with a dispersed workforce who have hardly seen each other for the last two years is even more remarkable.

This is testament to the amazing job our people do each and every day. I’d like to thank them for making this result possible, for their commitment and for making Adviza a very special place to work.

For nearly 30 years Investors in People has been recognised internationally as a leading people accreditation, making work places better for over 11 million people, in over 15,000 organisations, in over 75 countries worldwide.