Working together wins eastbourne firm award

Putting its people first has enabled an Eastbourne-based company to gain a nationally accredited award for another year!

Clarke Roofing Southern Ltd, who have been operating in and around the Eastbourne area for over 60 years, was awarded the Investors in People Standard for the way they develop, support and motivate their team.

The Investors in People framework, which is suitable for organisations of any size and in any sector, transforms business performance through people, helping companies to achieve their objectives by targeting specific priorities within the organisation.

Frank Clarke, managing director at Clarke Roofing which has some 40 employees, said, “We are delighted to achieve this award yet again.

“What makes Clarke Roofing the company it is today is the hard work and dedication of our people. They are our core strength, so it’s vital that we nurture and develop their skills and experience.

“This award recognises the work that we do to achieve this goal, putting our people at the very heart of our organisation.”

Organisations that have achieved the Investor in People standard generally have lower staff turnover and sickness rates, lower recruitment costs and a reduced likelihood of litigation.

In addition, they tend to have increased levels of profitability, employee engagement and productivity.

John Telfer, Managing Director of Inspiring Business Performance Ltd (IBP), the organisation that delivers Investors in People traiing for London and the South, said: “Clarke Roofing should be congratulated for the way in which management and staff have come together to produce real results.

“I hope other organisations in the industry will look to them as a great example of what can be achieved.”