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First Transpennine Express Achieve Investors in People Gold

First Transpennine Express Achieve Investors in People Gold


First TransPennine Express (FTPE) has been awarded the Investors in People Gold standard, an accolade only given to the top 7% of IIP accredited organisations across the UK.

The award recognises the company’s exceptional achievements in helping its workforce to develop and further their professional skills.

Investors in People recognised how FTPE has inspired and empowered its employees, in addition to showcasing excellence in a number of areas including business strategies, leadership and management and its continuous improvement. FTPE has also demonstrated its accomplishment of an additional 16 IIP framework requirements since last year when it was awarded Silver standard.

During a rigorous assessment, FTPE was judged on their coaching and mentoring, diversity, health and wellbeing, employee engagement and return on investment. This outlined their significant progress and developing strategies, providing future challenges and targets.

Managing Director, Nick Donnovan commented:

"We strive to ensure that not only customers are happy but our staff are, too. This is an excellent result and I just want to thank everyone who helped to make this happen.

"We have a fantastic group of people throughout our business and they are at the heart of our continued success"

First TransPennine Express is intent on communicating their vision for the future with their staff and ensuring that their strategies and business planning has a positive impact on all of its employees. 

Commenting on the award, Steve Burrows Managing Director of Investors in People North of England said:

"I would like to congratulate First TransPennine Express (FTPE) on achieving Investors in People Gold accreditation, which demonstrates great people management practice and commitment to staff development. This shows FTPE to be a company committed to being the best it can be and everyone involved should be extremely proud."

If you would like to find out more about Investors in People and how it can support your organisation’s ambitions, click here or come along to one of our introductory workshops.