Interpet gains silver by caring for people just as much as creatures

Interpet Team in their Factor in Dorking, Surrey

Interpet Limited has been manufacturing aquatic and pet products for over half a century and remains as passionate today – about developing innovative and trustworthy products that make caring for creatures at home enjoyable and successful for everyone – as when the business was founded.  The Company are equally passionate about caring for their colleagues and in 2012 signed up to ‘Working with Investors in People’. Their people management processes were benchmarked against best practice as evidenced by the Investors in People Core Standard Indicators and in August 2014 the business gained Investors in People Core Standard accreditation. Less than a year later in July 2015 everyone was absolutely delighted when the Company were awarded Investors in People Silver Standard.

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

Investors in People Silver Award

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said ‘Achieving Investors in People Silver Standard is something any organisation should be truly proud of. It is a sign of a company which is very committed to good people management practice and we’d like to congratulate Interpet Limited on their achievement.’

Mark Hoskins, Interpet Managing Director said ‘Not being a company to rest on its laurels we have been working hard since first achieving Investors In People Core Standard to further enhance our people management strategies and make Interpet an even greater place to work for all our colleagues. We were over the moon last month when, following a rigorous 2 day external assessment, it was confirmed that we had been awarded Investors in People Silver Standard.  This is a fantastic achievement since currently only 6% of Investors in People UK accredited organisations have gained Silver.’

Interpet places great importance on team working, communication, involvement, empowerment, constructive feedback and engagement and here’s what some of Interpet’s colleagues said to the Assessor about working at Interpet.  ‘Interpet offers me great opportunities; I love coming to work and enjoy what I do, there’s stimulation and opportunity, I have flexibility.’ ‘It’s all about the team, I like that.’ ‘Everyone is passionate about what they do and they care.’ ‘I feel confident that we can speak up and put forward our ideas, we respect each other’s opinions.’ ‘They give you the freedom you need to express yourself, a free hand to show individual flair, it gets recognised.’  ‘They are trying to improve all the time and they want feedback.’

With its culture of continuous improvement you can be sure Interpet’s Investors in People journey won’t stop here and we will be striving for Gold next!

The Interpet Values – Trust, Team, Passion, Success and Care

For more information about Investors in People please visit www.investorsinpeople.co.uk