After demonstrating exceptional leadership and management practices and motivating and supporting its employees to perform at their best, Harrison Spinks was awarded Investors in People’s We invest in people standard accreditation.
Recognized throughout 75 countries, the We invest in people standard accreditation means principles and practices around supporting people are in place and everyone understands how to use them to make work better.
Commenting on the award, Claire Burns, Director of People & Talent at Harrison Spinks, said: “Harrison Spinks believes its people make the difference between a good performing company and a worldwide leading company. We have developed some positive people initiatives over the last four years and wanted to see if we could reach the Investors in People accreditation standard. Our people have been surveyed and interviewed and given their honest feedback on our efforts to date and we will now strive to reach the highest level of accreditation by ensuring all of our people practices are of the highest standard.”
She continued: “Innovation is key to our business, so we now include this in people practices to ensure continuous improvement to drive sustainable results for Harrison Spinks.”
Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate Harrison Spinks. Being accredited with We invest in people is a remarkable effort for any organization and places the bedmaker in fine company with a host of organizations that understand the value of people.”
Harrison Spinks is a fifth-generation family-run bedmaker that represents the best in British manufacturing. Employing over 700 people, its skilled staff and sustainable ethos sit at the core of the business.
About Harrison Spinks
Harrison Spinks is one of Great Britain’s most established and innovative bed makers and global component supplier the furniture and bed industry. Established in 1840, it manufactures luxury mattresses under the Harrison Spinks, Somnus, and Spink & Edgar brands. Harrison Spinks is one of the most vertically integrated bed manufacturers in the world from drawing its own wire for its unique spring technology to growing natural fillings on its own farm in Yorkshire. Both the unique spring technology and growing natural fillings have been recognised with three Queen’s awards for Enterprise in Innovation, Sustainable Development and International Trade.
About Investors in People
Most of us will spend around 80,000 hours at work in our lifetimes. For something that takes up that much of our time, we think people deserve to get more out of it than just a regular pay cheque. That’s why we’ve already helped more than 11 million people across 75 countries to make work better. And you know what, we’re just getting started…
We’re a community interest company, which means we put our purpose before our profits. That means everything we do and every direction we take is done to make work better. Organisations that meet the We invest in our people framework are proud to display their accreditation to the world. Because they understand that it’s people that make work better.