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Bolton’s Gopher Money Named as Finalist in Inaugural Investors in People Awards

Bolton’s Gopher Money Named as Finalist in Inaugural Investors in People Awards


Bolton business, Gopher Money has been named as a top organisation for people management practice in the UK, having been shortlisted in the Best Newcomer category, in the first Investors in People Awards. 

The Awards, which received over 500 entries from all over the UK and different sectors, will celebrate the best people management practices amongst Investors in People accredited businesses, with winners being announced at a ceremony held on 23 June.

The 15 categories will recognise Excellence in Leadership and Management, Reward and Recognition, Social Responsibility, and Most Improved Organisation, amongst others.

The Best Newcomer category recognises a newcomer to the IIP Framework who has been accredited for the first time in the last three years, has achieved immediate tangible benefits since being accredited and can demonstrate a clear strategy for future growth. Gopher Money is shortlisted alongside 4 other companies in the category,including Wulvern Housing and Kelder Water who are also in the North of England.

Tom Nelson, the firm’s compliance manager and Investors in people co-ordinator, said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this award. Investors in People is a prestigious accreditation within the business world and we are honoured to be recognised and shortlisted for best newcomer. Over the past 3 years the company has been recognised for its commitment to its staff, including best companies 3 star accreditation and Investors in People Gold.

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the number and calibre of entries received for the inaugural Investors in People Awards. It’s fantastic to see so many organisations nominated, demonstrating great people management practice and a commitment to staff development. Gopher Money should be extremely proud.”

Investors in People is the UK’s leading accreditation for business improvement through people management, and provides a wealth of resources for businesses to innovate, improve and grow, with a focus on good people making great business.

Well done on making the shortlist from everyone at IIP North of England delivered by idg and good luck at the awards in June!

For the full shortlist, visit