Daisy Chain has been re-accredited with its Investors in People award in 2019 following a three-day assessment.
The charity was first accredited with the Investors in People award in 2016 and is delighted to retain the award.
Staff and volunteers were interviewed at Daisy Chain’s Calf Fallow Farm day centre site as well as the charity’s Superstore at Portrack Lane in Stockton.
Assessors found staff are clear about Daisy Chain’s vision and what it is trying to achieve and have pride in what they do while volunteers feel valued and gave many examples of being thanked for their contribution.
They discovered that people are encouraged and helped to develop skills, knowledge and confidence in a variety of ways and feel that they have equal access to learning opportunities. They also found people felt comfortable making suggestions and encouraged to find better ways of working.
Neeraj Sharma, Daisy Chain chief executive officer, says, ‘It is great news that we are recognised officially as an organisation that invests in staff and volunteers and continuously strives to improve what we do and how we do it. The award demonstrates that Daisy Chain is a professional organisation committed to excellence.’
Investors in People was founded 28 years ago as a government project and is now a ‘not for profit’ Community Interest Company which works with organisations for the benefit of everyone person in the workplace.