Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce has been awarded the prestigious Investors in People Gold.
Investors in People recognises employers who invest in and support their staff. Only 16% of the organisations who are assessed receive the gold standard.
Clive Memmott, Chief Executive of Greater Manchester Chamber, said: “We’re very proud to have received Investors in People Gold. Only a few organisations make the gold standard, which makes it very special.
“Our staff are at the centre of everything that we do. This award recognises both the support we give our staff and the positive environment they help create, so that they can continue to do great work for our members and right across the Greater Manchester business community.
"Coming on the back of the Chamber of the Year 2017/18 award, this is more evidence that we are making huge progress towards our strategic goals around quality service and delivery and being recognised and acknowledged as the pivotal business organisation in Greater Manchester."
Investors in People has set the standard for better people management since it was launched in 1991. The internationally recognised accreditation is held by organisations across the world. Investors in People is underpinned by a rigorous assessment process, which reflects the very latest workplace trends and the essential skills and structures required to outperform in any industry.
Charlotte Maloney, Marketing Manager at Greater Manchester Chamber, said: "I am so pleased to be part of an award-winning organisation that continuously strives to be the very best. Since joining the team nearly two years ago, I have always been given tremendous support in developing on both a professional and personal level.
“As an organisation, I am so proud of the way in which we constantly seek out innovative ways to inspire both our staff and the local business community. From taking part in charity events - be it a bake sale or a 10k run - through to volunteer days and mentoring schemes, it's clear that we are all genuinely valued. This award is the culmination of the hard-work, dedication and passionate commitment of all the staff here at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.”
Greater Manchester Chamber is part of the sixth generation of Investors in People - the next assessment will take place in 2020.