Pound Gates were recently acknowledged at the Best Employers Eastern Region Awards as the Best Overall Business with 50 employees or less and also received the Award for Employee Values.
The 2012 awards announced in October, are based on an online staff survey exploring a company’s culture and values. The confidential survey attracted over 5,000 participants.
Director, Rob Thacker (pictured below), said “We are extremely pleased to have been recognised. The awards are testament to how much as a company we value our staff, as it is only through their dedication and commitment that we can deliver our superior client experience.”
After months of hard work and rigorous assessment Pound Gates are also delighted to announce their achievement of the ISO 14001 accreditation. This certifies their commitment to environmental management and controlling those aspects which have a significant impact on the environment.
Pound Gates has also worked economic and green concepts into its supply chain, choosing and working with partners and suppliers to monitor their environmental compliance and so ensure a sustainable future.
Environmental Officer, Juliet Hood, said “As well as reducing our usage of consumables, such as paper and electricity, we avoid compromising our excellent client service which sometimes requires both national and international travel by selecting low emission vehicles and asking our staff to cycle, walk or make appropriate use of public transport where possible.”
In September Pound Gates also renewed its ISO 9001 accreditation. This certifies their commitment to quality management as well as recognising their drive to continuously improve. Pound Gates have held this accreditation for 20 years.
Owner and Managing Director, Kevin Collins (pictured above), said “At Pound Gates, we put the client experience at the heart of everything we do and one of the ways in which we do this is through the investment in our staff. I am extremely proud we have been acknowledged as a good employer.
“Taking responsibility for our environmental impact has always been high on our agenda and an important part of being a responsible business within our community. This ISO accreditation sits comfortably alongside the charity fundraising and volunteering our staff undertake as part of our wider corporate socially responsible approach.”
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