Manufacturing firm wins silver IiP award

Department for Employment and Learning Permanent Secretary Derek Baker and Cate McCandless and Lauren Cater from Schlumberger Completions Products Centre Belfast.
Department for Employment and Learning Permanent Secretary Derek Baker and Cate McCandless and Lauren Cater from Schlumberger Completions Products Centre Belfast.

A Newtownabbey-based company has achieved additional accreditation in the Investors in People Award scheme.

Schlumberger Completions Products Centre Belfast, a Cloughfern-based manufacturing firm which employs 195 people, has achieved a silver award.

Derek Baker, Permanent Secretary, of the Department for Employment and Learning, congratulated the 31 organisations which received the business award at a celebration event held in Belfast Castle.

Mr Baker said: “This is a very special occasion as it celebrates Northern Ireland’s businesses going above and beyond excellence, through Investors in People.

“We know that organisations that invest in their people are much more likely to survive difficult times and times of change.

“It is commendable that those organisations achieving additional IiP accreditation, at gold, silver and bronze levels, have demonstrated a clear commitment to continuing to invest in their people - and are indeed seeing the business benefits of doing so.”

Stressing the importance of the Investors in People process, Mr Baker concluded: “If you develop the skills of your employees and improve your employee engagement, success will ultimately follow.

“This has been proven, through working with Investors in People, time and time again, and its relevance is as important as ever.”