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West Cheshire College Shortlisted in Investors in People Awards

June 13, 2014

West Cheshire College has been named as a top organisation for people management practice in the UK, having been shortlisted in the One to Watch – Most Improved category, in the first Investors in People Awards.

The Awards, which received over 500 entries from all over the UK and different sectors, will celebrate the best people management practices amongst Investors in People accredited businesses, with winners being announced at a ceremony held on 23 June.

The 15 categories will recognise Excellence in Leadership and Management, Reward and Recognition, Social Responsibility, and Most Improved organisation, amongst others.

The One to Watch – Most Improved category recognises dramatic improvements in business success which have been achieved since the previous IIP accreditation.  West Cheshire College is shortlisted alongside three other companies in the category.

The nomination for the award comes following the College being awarded the Investors in People Silver Standard Award in March due to the improvements in culture and processes over the past 12 months.

Nigel Davies, Principal and Chief Executive at West Cheshire College, said: “We are delighted to have beaten off competition from hundreds of other companies to be shortlisted for this award.


“We have worked very hard over the past year to improve our processes at the College and it is fantastic to see that all of our hard work and commitment has paid off to create a better experience for both our students and employees.

“By being shortlisted for the award, it shows that our new processes and management practice is one of the best in the country, which is an outstanding achievement.”

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the number and calibre of entries received for the inaugural Investors in People Awards. It’s fantastic to see so many organisations nominated, demonstrating great people management practice and a commitment to staff development. West Cheshire College should be extremely proud.”

Investors in People is the UK's leading accreditation for business improvement through people management, and provides a wealth of resources for businesses to innovate, improve and grow, with a focus on good people making great business.

The Investors in People inaugural Awards will be held at the Investors in People accredited London’s Landmark Hotel on 23 June, hosted by Hugh Dennis.

For the full shortlist, visit

For more information about Investors in People please visit

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

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