By Faye Sunderland 13 July 2012
Vauxhall has been declared Investors in People, achieving the standard across all its UK sites. The carmaker, which has been manufacturing in the UK since 1903, currently employs around 5,000 people in the UK, with plants in Bedford and at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire.
The Investors in People status recognises employers who demonstrate true commitment to their employees, developing them and providing a supporting work environment, which in turn leads to a stronger business.
Phil Millward, Human Resources Director, Vauxhall Motors, said: "I am delighted to see Vauxhall recognised as a high performing organisation across all of its UK operations. The award recognises our continued focus on people engagement and our objective to be a workplace of choice for all employees. The Investors in People framework has easily run alongside our internal programmes and we look forward to building upon our award in the future."
Chris Jones, Head of Operations at idg, the Investors in People Centre for the North of England said: "This is a fantastic achievement for Vauxhall Motors and I would like to congratulate the team on their commitment to continuously improve in the pursuit of excellence. As the official partner for Investors in People in the North of England, we work with organisations of all sizes and sectors to improve, develop and grow. By offering a flexible, practical and easy to use framework, Investors in People can help to enhance performance and as demonstrated by its accreditation success, Vauxhall Motors with its highly skilled and capable workforce is clearly working to do this."
The carmaker joins over 25,000 other organisations working with Investors in People across the UK and can now display the sought after Investors in People logo and enjoy the benefits of working with the framework.