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North East firm One Awards joins UK’s elite 11 percent

North East firm One Awards joins UK’s elite 11 percent


One Awards, a leading North East quality assurance and accreditation organisation, has become one of the first businesses in the region to achieve Investors in People Silver with a new version of the Standard.

Based in Peterlee, County Durham, One Awards is one of only 350 organisations across the country so far to be accredited against the IIP Sixth Generation Standard which was launched in 2015. They are now part of an elite 11 percent of UK businesses overall to be currently awarded silver accreditation.

One Awards has been offering Access to Higher Education Diplomas, accreditation services and training to learning providers across the UK for more than 20 years. Licensed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), the organisation also delivers services on behalf of NOCN, one of the UK’s leading awarding and assessment organisations.

Linden Cook, Deputy Chief Executive at One Awards said:

“We are delighted to achieve silver accreditation with the new and more challenging Investors in People Standard, having achieved bronze in 2013. We are incredibly proud to be part of just 11 percent of UK businesses with silver accreditation and look forward to developing our organisation further and working towards gold in the future.”

Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results.

Underpinning the Standard is the Investors in People framework, reflecting the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry. Investors in People enables organisations to benchmark against the best in the business on an international scale.

Steve Burrows, Managing Director of Investors in People North of England delivered by IDG said:

“This is a fantastic achievement for One Awards. We believe that people make the difference and by investing in them you are looking to create sustainable success. IIP is designed to help organisations and their people to realise potential, providing a simple road map for excellence. With their silver accreditation success, One Awards is certainly working to realise their people potential.”

Congratulations to all the team! 


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