Nov 2021 / News

ACT is delighted to announce it was named UK Employer of the Year: Platinum (250+), at The Investors in People Awards 2021!

We’d like to thank all of our fantastic staff, learners, employers, partners and the judging panel at Investors in People, along with our practitioner Kevin Christie, for this incredible honour.

While we came up against some tough competition, it was our strong focus on the continued happiness and engagement of our staff along with our commitment to maintaining a positive people-centred culture that won us the award.

ACT goes the extra mile to ensure our teams feels supported, empowered and recognised for the incredible work they do every day. We have a well-established coaching culture throughout the organisation that allows us to use coaching as a development tool where staff come up with their own solutions to problems and have the freedom and autonomy to do the right thing for our learners

As an organisation, we’ve experienced many challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, which we were able to overcome, with a focus on wellbeing that helped secure an unwavering team spirit.

Richard Spear, Managing Director of ACT, said: “We are absolutely delighted to win this prestigious award in the face of incredibly strong competition. I’d like to say a huge thank you and congratulations to my amazing colleagues for this incredible achievement. The award will inspire us to do even more to make ACT a brilliant place to work.

Mike James, Chief Executive of Cardiff and Vale College Group, said: “I am thrilled that ACT has won this admired and respected award and would like to congratulate everyone across the organisation who has worked so hard to achieve it. Across the Cardiff and Vale College Group we have a strong commitment to the wellbeing of our staff, so it is wonderful to see ACT win Investors in People UK Employer of the Year: Platinum (250+).”

Paul Devoy, Investors in People, said: “The Investors in People Awards 2021 was a record-breaking year, in regards to the number of entries and number of organisations entering. So for every organisation that won, your win will taste a little bit sweeter!

“I am so proud of every organisation that entered this year, demonstrating their fantastic commitment to making work better. And as a winner, ACT Training really stands out amongst the crowd. A huge well done to all involved!”

We’ll be proudly holding this award high, showcasing us as one of the best employers in the UK and demonstrating our continued devotion to making work better for our people. The award will also help us to continue to attract the brightest and best talent to meet our ambitious goals for the future. We look forward to defending our Investors in People crown in 2022!