- Only 15% of companies achieve Silver Status
- Independent validation that WightFibre is a good place to work
Investors in People is delighted to award WightFibre, the Isle of Wight’s only full-fibre broadband company, the We invest in people, silver accreditation.
Silver is a fantastic achievement and something only 15% of the organisations assessed by Investors in People achieve.
It means that WightFibre have the right principles in place but more than that, it means people and leaders are making active efforts to make sure that there’s real consistency and everyone in the organisation are feeling the effects!
WightFibre is spending £100M to build full-fibre broadband across the Island with the aim of reaching over 70,000 homes and businesses on the Island. The project is more than halfway complete with the aim of reaching 60,000 homes by the end of 2022.
Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate WightFibre. Silver accreditation on We invest in people is a remarkable effort for any organisation, and places WightFibre in fine company with a host of organisations that understand the value of people.”
Investors in People found that WightFibre, “As an organisation has one single value ‘Because We Care’. This single value is at the core of everything you do and is branded across the organisation. There is robust evidence that you truly care for your people through the employee benefits package you offer and additional unexpected extras like helping staff with fuel bills over the next six months”.
Commenting on the award, John Irvine, CEO, said: “WightFibre’s company ethos is ‘because we care’; we care about our customers, our people and the Island community we serve.
WightFibre invests in its’ people through the provision of ongoing training to achieve qualifications and industry accreditations, providing competitive salaries and benefits and an enjoyable team working environment.
WightFibre’s aim is to make WightFibre a good place to work and make that work enjoyable and rewarding.
The Investors in People Silver Award is external validation that WightFibre is, indeed, a good place to work”.