Double award for Anderson Clark
Published: 17 Dec 2015
Inverness-based Anderson Clark has achieved the double success of Investors in Young People and Investors in People accreditation.
Anderson Clark is the first motor repair company in Scotland to achieve Investors in Young People accreditation.
Investors in Young People is the only people management standard that focuses on an employer’s recruitment and retention of young people. This represents a true commitment to the training and development of young people and demonstrates Anderson Clark as an employer of choice for young people.
Launched in July 2014, Investors in Young People originated through a key recommendation from the Commission for Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce, led by Sir Ian Wood. The accreditation is offered to all businesses across Scotland and exists to recognise and support organisations across Scotland in the employment of young people.
Achieving Investors in People accreditation meanwhile, illustrates Anderson Clark’s dedication to their employees and demonstrates a solid foundation of good practice which remains challenging and aspirational for many organisations.
Graham Clark, of Anderson Clark Motor Repairs, said: “We are absolutely delighted in achieving this recognition, especially in our 20th year, and it is a testament and commitment to the team as a whole.
“This recognition is fantastic for us as the first motor vehicle repairer in Scotland to have achieved this standard. Over the years, we have been successful in winning industry awards for our fantastic customer service; IIP and IIYP was a logical step in our company progression, which has the continual development of all our staff at the heart of our core values.
“IIP and IIYP will help support the sustainability of Anderson Clark Motor Repairs over the next 20 years. Many thanks to all our staff who have been able to access the specialist services Investors in People provides in helping them cope with their responsibilities.”
Jim Oag, director of Highland and Islands Services at Investors in People Scotland, added: “We were extremely impressed by Anderson Clark Motor Repairs’ commitment to their workforce. This is a fantastic achievement and I offer my heartfelt congratulations on behalf of us all at Investors in People Scotland.
“The National Investors in People Standard was developed over 25 years ago and remains the foremost people development and business improvement tool helping countless organisations across the UK to realise their true potential and achieve their business aims and objectives through the development of their people.
“The benefits of recruiting and developing young people are countless. These include the creation of a talent pool for the future, new and increased skills in areas such as IT and social media, fresh eyes and mind-sets into business operations along with enthusiasm and unique talents.
"The Investors in Young People framework not only recognises and supports organisations in the employment of young people, but marks them out as an employer of choice.
“Anderson Clark Motor Repairs is not only the first organisation of its type in Scotland to attain IIP and IIYP at the same time but actually in the UK and this double whammy is significant and not to be underestimated.
"It validates the wonderful achievements they have all realised and marks the start of their continuous improvement journey with both IIP and IIYP and we very much look forward to working with you on that journey. Many congratulations to you all once again and thank you.”