Premier Marinas is celebrating, following its recent reassessment for the Investors in People Standard, where it retained Gold accreditation for the second consecutive time.

Investors in People provides a best practice standard, offering accreditation to organisations that demonstrate continuous development and which operate with a customer-centred focus. There are four levels of recognition – Standard only, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

The latest accolade follows a rigorous assessment, including an invitation to every employee to contribute to an online assessment and of which 77% of the Premier workforce gave feedback. Individual employee interviews across Premier Marinas’ nine sites also added value and depth to the assessment process. This year’s assessment was the first under the new, more meticulous, Generation Six Investors in People Framework which reflects the very latest workplace trends and essential skills required to perform in any industry.

After visiting Premier Marinas Head Office in Swanwick Marina, Investors in People Assessor, Margaret Faulkner, made the following comments: ‘Premier Marinas is a well-managed organisation. The interviews confirmed that people “enjoy coming to work” and “believe in what Premier stands for”. It is clear we are living and breathing strategic development here.’

Upon hearing the news that Premier Marinas had been successful in retaining the Gold Investors in People Award, Pete Bradshaw, CEO said: “We are delighted to receive such a positive report which demonstrates our commitment to Premier’s core values, respecting and rewarding employees as well as providing opportunities for training and development. We have a talented team of people and as a company we can be very proud of this external recognition”.

Premier Marinas welcomes the Investors in People Award as a tool to help support the growth and success of staff members across its nine marinas. Seven million employees in over 35,000 organisations have achieved Investors in People accreditation and this award continues to help companies stand out from competitors and attract and retain the most talented people.