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TPA Portable Roadways, has been awarded the prestigious national Investors in People Silver Award

Leading Portable Access provider, TPA Portable Roadways, has been awarded the prestigious national Investors in People Silver Award, recognising it as “a great place to work”.

The company has been awarded the Investors in People Silver Standard in June 2015, acknowledging the strengthening of its business performance through the support and motivation of its team. This award recognises excellence in core areas including people management, leadership and performance evaluation.

As there are fewer than 900 organisations in the UK who have been recognised with the Investors in People Silver award, this puts TPA Portable Roadways into the top 5% of business – that is a great achievement.

TPA was first accredited by Investors in People in 2003 and in 2012 was successfully awarded with the Bronze Standard accreditation.  Since then, TPA has pushed itself even further in its application for the Silver Standard, which requires evidence of a further 76 areas of excellence above the core standard. In order to gather evidence, assessors selected and interviewed a very wide range of employees from across the business about their views on the organisation.

Awarding the Silver Standard, the Investors in People assessment team praised TPA for its loyal workforce who regard it as “a great place to work” and highlighted the proportion of people who had built successful careers with the company. Among its strengths, the report highlighted the company’s longstanding values that were reflected in management practice; its increasingly significant commitment to programmes of corporate social responsibility; its high-quality management development programmes and its structured approach to managing talent.

It praised the company’s growing use of mentoring; regular use of employee opinion surveys and action plans; motivating reward and recognition strategies and its range and quality of training programmes.

Tom Henderson, TPA’s Operations Manager – Compliance, said: “We are delighted to have received this tremendous accolade from Investors in People following their rigorous audit this year. Our strategy is to deliver improvements in performance through investment in our people. We have clearly seen the benefits of this approach across all aspects of our business as a consequence of this commitment. Another benefit has been the embedding of our culture and values across the company, providing a strong foundation for our future success”.

Working with Investors in People is proven to improve financial, productivity and levels of customer service.  Companies that have achieved the Investors in People Standard also have higher levels of trust, co-operation and commitment than their competitors.

Every person in the TPA team has worked incredibly hard to make TPA successful company and we are extremely proud of what we’ve accomplished; being recognised by Investors in People for our work is a fantastic achievement.