Altecnic has been awarded the prestigious Investors in People (IIP) accreditation and the President of the company’s Italian parent company, Caleffi, travelled to the Staffordshire headquarters this week to join in the celebrations.
Marco Caleffi was present when the iconic IIP plaque was presented to Altecnic Managing Director, Alan Sherwin, by representatives of the organisation managing the UK’s premier accreditation for business improvement through people management.
The presentation itself followed a thorough assessment of nine key areas of the business, including delivering continuous improvement, building capability, leadership, managing and rewarding performance and employee empowerment, and Altecnic’s results were always above industry average.
Assessors were particularly impressed with the family feel of the business, which was founded just over 30 years ago, and that a high percentage of the staff they questioned trusted the organisation’s leaders whilst 96 per cent said it was a great place to work.
In their accreditation report assessors from IIP also highlighted the fact that teams worked well together across the business where the work was interesting and employees had the chance to use their skills.
On receiving the IIP accolade, Alan Sherwin commented: “This is a significant achievement and marks our 30th Birthday in a very meaningful way.
“It sets a benchmark for the future where all of our employees not only respect Altecnic, but are actively involved in the business to develop our company further. It’s a very proud moment and a personal goal now achieved for me.”
Altecnic already enjoys an industry wide reputation for high quality manufacturing and environmental awareness, proven by its compliance to a wide range of standards, including ISO 9001:2008, 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001.
The company employs around 90 people and IIP assessors also acknowledge the way employees supported its mission statement, which reads: “Through manufacturing excellence, innovation and education, Altecnic will deliver the highest quality products and services to its customers. To build upon our experience and infrastructure continually to adapt to meet the needs of the customer whilst developing new products that help support our daily lives.”
Arthur Milanzi, Business Service Manager at IIP commented: “I would like to congratulate Altecnic on achieving the Stand for Investors in People accreditation. The accreditation is more than just a badge on the wall or a logo on station, it is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to sustainability.”