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Ground Control has been awarded with ‘We invest in people’, Gold Accreditation

Ground Control has been awarded with ‘We invest in people’, Gold Accreditation

4th May, 2020


Ground Control, the UK’s leading supplier of award-winning external services is celebrating after been awarded with, ‘We invest in People’, Gold Accreditation.

Gold accreditation means that companies have the policies in place but more than that, it means everyone – from CEO to apprentice takes ownership for making them come to life. Only 17% of accredited organisations achieve Gold.

Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate Ground Control. Gold accreditation on We invest in people is a fantastic effort for any organisation, and places Ground Control in fine company with a host of organisations that understand the value of people.

The Investors in People report states that  Ground Control people are “clear about their roles and find their work interesting. They are confident in their level of authority and are prepared to take the initiative when required. Several initiatives now seek to develop people for progression. There are groups that enable collaboration across the organisation but there is more to do to ensure that everyone is aware of the full range of projects being undertaken.

The Ground Control values include ‘We value each other’ and the Business Plan states that ‘we put people at the centre of everything we do’. The approach to learning and development gives substance to these statements. There is a wealth of support available and initiatives like the Senior Leadership Team and Senior Executive Team provide people with development in readiness for the opportunities that the continuing growth of the business will bring. To Infinity and Beyond will ensure that senior leaders continue to look to the future and plan accordingly”

Commenting on the award, Marcus Watson, Managing Director, Ground Control  said “I am absolutely delighted that Ground Control has been recognised with a Gold for Investors In People award.  We are a people business and we put people are at the centre of everything we do. Huge well done to all my colleagues who contributed to this achievement. We want to thank you for your contribution and dedication because this is a great achievement for all of us”

The award joins Ground Control’s ever-expanding collection of industry and business accolades, including being listed in 2019 as one of the London Stock Exchange Group’s annual ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ Report and The Sunday Times top 250 league table of Britain’s private mid-market growth companies.

For additional information please contact:

Anna Slater
Marketing Manager

About Ground Control
Ground Control is one of the UK’s largest suppliers of award-winning maintenance services and would be happy to help in any way they can. It services over 50,000 private and public sector sites, with a client list that includes three of the country’s four biggest supermarkets, and directly employs 1,000 people and supplies work to over 5,000 contractors.

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