Kennedy Scott recognised as an Investor in People

Kennedy Scott, a pre-employment training and development company that delivers the government's Work Programme has been awarded the Investors in People Gold standard, joining the top 7% of accredited organisations across the UK who believe in realising the potential of their people.

The accolade has come at a good time for the company who have recently celebrated their 25th anniversary and are looking to expand through new contracts.

Kennedy Scott specialise in helping the long term unemployed prepare for work. Their staff combine provision of individual centred training and support packages with strong relationships with local businesses to deliver some of the best Work Programme outcome rates in the country.

The company currently employs over 100 staff across 16 offices throughout the South East and West Midlands.

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.

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate Kennedy Scott on their Gold standard. Such a high level of accreditation is the sign of great people management practice, and demonstrates a commitment to staff development and shows an organisation committed to being the very best it can be. Kennedy Scott should be extremely proud of their achievement.”

Commenting on the award, CEO and Founder Teresa Scott said: “Investment in our staff is absolutely critical to our successful record of supporting our customers into work. Most work at the front line and deal with a huge range of issues and challenges every day.

“I am truly delighted that Kennedy Scott’s dedication to our employees has been recognised in this way. With only 7% of companies getting through the arduous and comprehensive assessment of 126 individual standards, this award really does mean a lot.

“I am particularly pleased that our work to create a more inclusive, open and dynamic culture at Kennedy Scott has been recognised. This has been a particular focus for Senior Management in recent years.”