Richard Allitt Associates Ltd, provider of urban drainage solutions and hydraulic modelling services, has been awarded accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating their commitment to realising the potential of their people.
Established in 1996 with a Head Office based in Staplefield, Haywards Heath and a newly opened regional office in Altrincham, Richard Allitt Associates is a leading provider of flood risk consultancy for the urban drainage industry. Operating nationally, the company serves a range of sectors including water companies, local authorities, regulators and the legal profession, with a current workforce of 23 across both offices.
Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate Richard Allitt Associates Ltd, Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, and an organisation committed to achieving success by realising the potential of their people. RAA should be extremely proud of their achievement.”
Richard Allitt, Managing Director, who started the company from a converted garage at home in 1996, said “This Spring we celebrated the launch of our new Northern office in Altrincham which was a huge milestone for us. To be awarded accreditation by Investors in People during this period of exciting growth demonstrates our ongoing commitment to our people and continuous improvement within our operations.”
Commenting on the award, Kerry Foster, Director at RAA who was responsible for leading the company’s bid to achieve the standard said: “Completing the Investors in People submission was a good way for both management and staff to recognise the structure that has been put in place to ensure the values that the company have been built on are sustainable. As an SME, we’ve got a lot going on that even much larger organisations would be proud of.”
Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. Underpinning the Standard is the Investors in People framework, reflecting the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry. Working with clients across the globe, Investors in People enables organisations to benchmark against the best in the business on an international scale.