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Wirral Met College has been awarded the Investors in People Gold standard, joining the top 7% of accredited organisations across the UK who believe in realising the potential of their people.

Wirral Met College employs over six hundred members of staff and is the largest provider of 16-18 education, training and apprenticeships in Wirral. It works with over five hundred local employers and has fourteen thousand students enrolling on courses each year. The college turns over twenty two million pounds each year and operates out of three campuses, with an impending fourth campus currently being built on the new Wirral Waters development site.

Investors in People is the UK’s leading accreditation for business improvement through people management, and provides a wealth of resources for businesses to innovate, improve and grow, with a focus on good people making great business.

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate Wirral Met College on their Gold standard. Such a high level of accreditation is the sign of great people management practice, and demonstrates a commitment to staff development and shows an organisation committed to being the very best it can be. Wirral Met College should be extremely proud of their achievement.”

Steve Burrows, Managing Director of Investors in People North of England said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Wirral Met College and I would like to congratulate the team on their success. We believe that good people make a great business and as a proven organisational development framework, Investors in People is designed to help organisations and their people to realise potential, enhance performance and meet goals. With their Gold accreditation, Wirral Met College is certainly working to realise their people potential.”

Commenting on the award, Sue Higginson, Principal of Wirral Met College, said: “As a College of further and higher education, people development is our core business and so it is very important that we practise what we preach. We have been IiP accredited for many years but, this year, we decided to ‘go for Gold’. I am absolutely delighted that we have achieved the Gold Standard and thank the whole of team Wirral Met, for their dedication and commitment which has been recognised through this prestigious award.”

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