“Embracing the principles of high performance and with a clear route map for success.”

This was the description of The Fed given by Investors In People assessor, Liam Linacre.

Investors In People (IIP) – a global standard for people management – is the professional certification for businesses who place a premium on outstanding leadership, providing excellent service and facilitating staff development.

The Fed, which has consistently attained IIP accreditation since before the 2009 merger between the ‘old’ Fed and Heathlands Village, was recently assessed as part of the ongoing standard.

Forty employees – selected by IIP – from across the Fed’s range of services were interviewed, with topics touching on trust, motivation, measuring and encouraging high performance, supporting development and embracing change.

In re-accrediting The Fed as an IIP organisation for a further three years, Mr Linacre remarked that its values “were embedded and explicit across the organisation, from Board Members to volunteers…and that it was clear that people were committed to ensuring the future success of the Federation of Jewish Services.”

Councillor Jane Black – Mayor of Bury – who visited Heathlands Village, was delighted to present the newly-awarded certificate of accreditation to a group of Fed staff, together with CEO Mark Cunningham and Chairman Mark Adlestone.