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Platinum People: Brother UK Ltd Share Investors in People Journey

Platinum People: Brother UK Ltd Share Investors in People Journey


One of the first organisations in the world to achieve Investors in People Platinum is sharing their IIP story in a new case study launched today. 


Brother UK Ltd is the UK sales subsidiary of Brother Industries Ltd (BIL) and has been based in Tameside, Manchester since 1968.

A company with a long history, they’ve gone from being a key supplier of technology products to a leading solutions provider. No stranger to change, Brother UK now supplies services to the NHS, corporate end users, banks, retailers and SMEs across the UK.

One of the first to work with the sixth generation Standard and achieve Investors in People Platinum accreditation, Brother UK later went on to win the Platinum Employer of the Year category at the IIP Awards in 2016.

Competing in a fast and evolving environment, Brother UK identified their need to build a people-centric organisation so they were able to adapt and thrive into the future. With Investors in People, they have supported this change journey and have seen impact in a number of areas including a more integrated business model.

As Phil Jones MBE, Managing Director at Brother UK Ltd explains:

“Our initial involvement with Investors in People was as a self-assessment opportunity to see how our practices really supported our people and performance - but it has soon led to much more.

“IIP has helped us to explore, understand and ensure that our strategies are delivering the desired outcomes both financially and for our customers.

“It has really helped us to inspire and enable meaningful change with our people at the centre.”

To find out more about their story, visit the Investors in People website here to download the Brother UK Ltd case study in full.

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