Helapet Limited, local manufacturer and distributor of high quality medical and cleanroom consumables based in Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire, are delighted to be recently awarded the coveted Investors in People ‘We invest in people, gold accreditation’.
Gold accreditation means that not only have Helapet Ltd put excellent policies in place, but more importantly, it means everyone – throughout the organisation - takes ownership for making them come to life. This award is a hard-won achievement - only 17% of Investors in People accredited organisations achieve Gold and Helapet have been able to reach this level only 3 years after achieving the Silver accreditation from Investors in People.
Helapet prides itself on its excellent customer service, its dedicated staff and most recently its recent role in supporting the NHS in tackling the Covid 19 pandemic. Investors in People have noted that this pride is palpable within every individual. Helapet staff have a great respect for the company’s leaders and the open and transparent way in which the company is run, which is vital to a happy and productive team. Much of the company’s success is down to well thought out recruitment strategies and are always keen to source from the local talent pool.
According to The Investors in People team, everyone at Helapet shares the vision and values of the organisation, something the management team strive to keep in everyone’s minds. Everyone is absolutely committed to the company mission and capable of taking the company forward to meet its goals. Helapet’s people work well together and take personal responsibility for their contributions. This has been invaluable in the company achieving the levels of success it has in recent years including remaining fully operational during the last year of disruption due to the Covid 19 pandemic.
Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate Helapet. Gold accreditation on ‘We invest in people’ is a fantastic effort for any organisation, and places Helapet in fine company with a host of organisations that understand the value of people.”
Commenting on the award, Ben Miles, Managing Director of Helapet, said: “I am delighted that Helapet have been awarded Investors in People Gold, a continuous improvement following our Silver award in 2018. This achievement positively reflects our values, culture and the approach we have when working with our colleagues and customers. Our mission, vision and values are at the heart of everything we do. All staff should be congratulated and hopefully take great satisfaction in the improvements we have made together.”
Both Helapet and Investors in People believe that the success of an organisation begins and ends with people. ‘If we make work better for everyone, we make work better for every organisation. And if we do that… we make society stronger, healthier and happier.’
For this reason Helapet chooses to give back to the community it has been a part of for over 30 years with local charitable donations. Helapet is a proud local employer with over 60% of Helapet’s workforce residing in the Bedfordshire area.