Mill House Veterinary Surgery and Hospital in King’s Lynn, Norfolk has been named as a top organisation for people management practice in the UK.

The practice was shortlisted for two categories in the first Investors in People Awards; Employer of the Year (2-49 employees) and Most Innovative People Strategy. Winners will be announced at a ceremony on June 23.

Carole Clarke, director at Mill House Veterinary Surgery and Hospital, said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for these awards, the Investors in People framework has been at the core of our activities for almost 20 years. Our main business strategies focus on the best possible care and service, team stability and development, while maintaining health and minimising stress. Staff training and motivation is the key to our success.

“Through shared purpose and values we have created a culture of mutual growth and diverse participation, which is essential in our knowledge-driven profession. Our innovative people strategy is not based on new technology or recent HR fad. Instead, we focus our training and development strategies on the key strengths of each individual team member, allowing them to explore their own independent areas of interest, while continuing our consistently high level of clinical and client care.”

Paul Devoy, head of Investors in People, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the number and calibre of entries received for the inaugural Investors in People Awards. It’s fantastic to see so many organisations nominated, demonstrating great people management practice and a commitment to staff development. Mill House Veterinary Surgery and Hospital should be extremely proud.”

Investors in People is an accreditation for business improvement through people management, and provides resources for businesses to innovate, improve and grow, with a focus on good people making great business.

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