Flat roofing specialists Bauder have once again been awarded the prestigious Investors in People (IiP) Gold status, which recognises high performing organisations that put their people at the heart of their success.

This is the second time that the company, based in Ipswich, has been awarded the highest accreditation of Gold, an accolade that is awarded to only 7% of applicants each year; which is particularly impressive considering over a third of the UK’s workforce used IiP this year.  

To achieve this standard, Bauder was rigorously and objectively assessed against a framework of 10 criteria to determine performance; Business Strategy, Learning and Development, People Management strategy, Leadership and Management, Management Effectiveness, Recognition and Reward, Involvement and Empowerment, Learning and Development, Performance Measurement and Continuous Improvement.

Now in its 24th year, Investors in People has long been acknowledged as the most successful framework for business improvement through people, and its accreditations are regarded as a mark of real organisational excellence around the world. The primary objective of IiP is to optimise workforce performance by championing best practice in people management and equipping organisations with the tools to succeed.

Family-owned company Bauder, who deliver flat roof, green roof and photovoltaic solutions, possess a workforce of over 130 employees located throughout the UK and Ireland; however they are all frequently brought together to participate in many employee engagement and personal development initiatives. Earlier this year, the company also achieved, for the third time, a place in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Small Companies To Work For, together with a 3 star status accreditation for outstanding workplace engagement.

Commenting on the success Angeline Barnes, HR Manager stated “We truly believe our people are our greatest asset.  The accolades provide us with a framework to benchmark and measure our practices and people strategies to ensure we continue to develop, improve and ultimately preserve our inherent cultural ethos.”