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Kelda Water Services named as finalist in the inaugural Investors In People awards

21st May 2014

Kelda Water Services business, Kelda Water Services (Defence) has been named as a top organisation for people management practice in the UK, having been shortlisted in the Best Newcomer 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 Best Newcomer category recognises a newcomer to the IIP Framework who has been accredited for the first time in the last three years, has achieved immediate tangible benefits since being accredited and can demonstrate a clear strategy for future growth. Kelda Water Services (Defence) is shortlisted alongside 4 other companies in the category.

Robert Marrill, Managing Director, KWS Defence Managing Director, "We are really delighted to have been shortlisted for this award. Our strategy is underpinned by the IIP core principles and we are committed to continuing to grow ".

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. Kelda Water Services Defence 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.

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