The annual Investors in People Awards was held at the Roundhouse in Camden last night. The awards recognise industries which genuinely invest in their people to achieve exceptional and long-lasting results for their company.
Amongst many of the awards presented, the prestigious Leader of the Year award (for an organisation with less than 500 staff) was awarded to Salix’s Chief Executive Annie Shepperd OBE. There were four finalists shortlisted for this category; Annie Shepperd of Salix Finance, Bahaa Seedhom of Xiros Ltd, Craig Dean of Web Applications UK and William Davies of APT. Congratulations to all four for this recognition of their investment in people.
Of the leadership award, Investors in People have said - ‘This is by far the most competitive and sought-after individual Award in previous years – In this category we recognise inspirational leadership that stands out above the rest. The winner will communicate a clear purpose and vision with passion, enthusiasm and energy. Finalists in this category will be exemplars of excellence.’
‘It is my privilege and honour to be given the opportunity to work with the fantastic team at Salix. The organisation has done amazing things and its down to the staff who give of their best and are passionate about the earth and our contribution to reduce carbon emissions – and I get this great award for doing a job that I love – how lucky I am,’ Annie said.
Salix encourages other organisations to invest in their people by developing educational opportunities and frameworks for th)eir employees to excel. By creating a nurturing and supportive work environment, organisations can succeed in improving employee retention and encouraging their personal growth and fulfilment.