Eville & Jones, has been recognised as a leading place to work with the award of “Gold” standard by Investors in People.

The leading employee support group found E&J had made significant progress over the last year, investing in training, working practices and increased pay.  In a detailed report Investors in People highlighted how changes such as better communication from management and the introduction of a hybrid working model had made the company more professional and a better place to work.

Charles Hartwell, Chief Executive of Eville & Jones, said: “Over the last two years, a lot of hard work has gone into improving standards throughout the company, both for our employees and clients.  Given that much of what we have done is behind the scenes, we are delighted that Investors in People has recognised the investment we are putting in.”

Highlights from the report

In its feedback Investors in People said employees had described “a positive, professional working environment where they enjoy working”.  The report focused on the “passion, enthusiasm and championing the worth of the E&J team,” that was coming from the management of E&J as a key achievement over the last year.

The report states: “Your CEO continues to get accolades from your people for his passion, enthusiasm and championing the worth and value of the E&J team. Your people appreciate the strength and professionalism of his senior leadership team.”

Looking forward to future successes

Chief Executive Charles Hartwell joined E&J three years ago and embarked on a programme of  cultural and operational change, and introduced a new set of corporate values. This programme has started to bear fruit with the company expanding its service offering and customer base, which in turn has enabled E&J to increase its workforce from 750 people to just under 1,000 today.

Mr Hartwell said: “While we welcome this report we accept there is more work to be done.  We are only part way through a programme of improvement that is raising standards across the company.  I would like to thank all the E&J staff for helping us to get to this point and look forward to more success over the coming months.”

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