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College wins Investors in People Silver Award

June 13, 2014

West Cheshire College has been awarded the highly coveted Investors in People Silver Standard award due to improvements in culture and processes over the past 12 months.

Assessors from Investors in People, responsible for promoting and developing the standard in the workplace, came into the College and spoke to employees to gather feedback on how the College has changed in the past year.

Overall feedback from the review stated: ‘The future for the College looks very bright, and there is belief that- with its exciting building and resources and the quality of commitment from its people… efforts will come together to deliver a truly exceptional student experience.’

The leadership at the College was praised throughout the report as it: ‘Enabled the potential of West Cheshire College’s committed and caring employees to shine through’ and employees found that their experience at work had changed as they: ‘Feel inspired and motivated to do their very best to make West Cheshire College exceptional.’

The review assessed a range of topics including: strategic framework and communication; values; leadership and management; board development; performance management; communication and corporate social responsibility.

Nigel Davies, Principal at West Cheshire College, said: “We are delighted the College has received the Investors in People Silver Standard award. We have been working exceptionally hard over the past 12 months to improve processes at the College.

“We have been continually assessing and amending the way we work to create a better experience for our employees but, most importantly, our students and this report shows that we have achieved that.”

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “Achieving the Investors in People Silver standard is something that any organisation should be truly proud of. It is the sign of a company which is very committed to good people management practice and we’d like to congratulate West Cheshire College on their achievement.”

For more information about West Cheshire College, call the College hotline on 01244 656555 or visit

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