November 15, 2023
Excellence in work around Diversity and Inclusion has landed a top award for a West Midlands-based recruitment firm.
L-R: Pertemps Director of HR Tracy Evans with the company’s Lifetime President, Tim Watts
Investors in People (IIP), the international organisation that supports businesses who invest in their employees, announced Pertemps Network Group as the winner of the category at its annual awards in London this week.
The business, which has its headquarters in Meriden, is already a gold-accredited IIP partner after being assessed earlier this year. It can now boast that its D&I strategy is the best in the UK, according to IIP.
Pertemps Network Group CEO Steve West said: “This prestigious award places us as the number one business in the UK for our engagement, promotion and delivery of an outstanding DE&I strategy.
“IIP gold accreditation already recognises us for our commitment to our people and excellence in supporting skills and careers. It is fantastic to receive this additional recognition for the focus we have always put on ensuring equal opportunities for all and breaking down barriers to employment and career progression.
“I am incredibly proud of this award and would like to thank all of my colleagues involved with supporting our people-centric strategy.”
Pertemps established an internal employee resource group (ERG) last year to steer work in this area and earlier this year launched its D&I commitments document, setting out how the company plans to maintain a supportive environment where it encourages everyone to be their authentic self and develop fully in their career.