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Progressive Building Society, Northern Ireland’s largest locally owned financial institution, has become the only local financial institution to achieve the gold accreditation against the sixth generation Investors in People Standard. The Society joins the top two per cent of accredited organisations across the UK, demonstrating their commitment to high performance through good people management.
Employing 180 people across its 12 branches and Belfast-based head office, Progressive has a strong presence in towns and cities across Northern Ireland and is an integral part of the local economy.
For more than 100 years, Progressive has maintained the values of a traditional building society, providing mortgage and savings products and basing their success on delivering a strong Member focus and an excellent customer service.
Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. Underpinning the standard is the Investors in People framework, reflecting the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry. Investors in People enables organisations to benchmark against the best in the business on an international scale.
*Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate Progressive Building Society, Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to success. Progressive Building Society should be extremely proud of their achievement.”
Commenting on the award, Darina Armstrong from Progressive, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the gold accreditation against the Investors in People Standard. At Progressive everyone has an important role to play in the success of the Society. There is no doubt that it’s our people who make it a great place to work. Everyone understands how their role fits into the workings of the Society and work together to provide an exemplary service to our Members. As a team, we pride ourselves in the service we provide.
“Our employees are very dedicated and that commitment helps us continue to work towards being the leading savings and mortgage provider in Northern Ireland.”
For more information about Investors in People please visit www.investorsinpeople.com
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