Ward Security has successfully retained Gold status followings its triennial Investors in People (IiP) assessment. The achievement puts the company within an exclusive group of a very small number of security companies to achieve the highest status, and also marks a full ten years of IiP compliance, for which the company was also awarded.
The IiP report highlighted areas of strength and good practice and gave particular praise to the company’s core PRIDE values (Protection, Respect, Integrity, Dynamic Teamwork, and Excellence) and the actions taken to embed these values across the company.
IiP assessors also found that approximately 95% of new starters within the last two years described Ward Security as better than previous organisations they had worked for as a result of the efforts of Operations Managers/Associate Directors and Supervisors who received great feedback from their colleagues. When describing their managers staff commonly used the words ‘available’, ‘approachable’ and ‘supportive’. Knowledge sharing across teams and across the organisation was also highlighted, with the IiP assessors noting the innovative learning solutions and e-learning programmes that Ward Security has made available on its employee portal.
Speaking about the success Nikhil Kamboj, Ward Security Compliance Director said “This was perhaps our most challenging IiP audit as there are many areas that we recognised needed work. However, our commitment to working as a team has helped us to bring about successful improvement in several key areas. This has not only helped us to grow the business, but has also strengthened the culture and environment within Ward Security.
“Our IiP assessment confirms where we truly stand in comparison to other businesses across all industries, and we believe that there are still only two security companies nationally that hold the Gold status including Ward Security [last checked on 18th September]. This echoes our company values and we are very proud of this achievement.”
David Ward, Managing Director added “It is particularly pleasing to read that 95% of new Ward Security staff consider Ward Security to be better than previous employers and see the company as supportive and approachable. This is vitally important as we pride ourselves on attracting only the highest quality security professionals, and to do that we need to be seen as a superior employer that is inclusive and has in place the means for personal development and job satisfaction. We have strived hard to ensure this is the case and we are delighted that our efforts have been recognised by Investors in People.”
Ward Security has a head office in London and a network of regional offices including Rochester, Bracknell, Manchester and a newly opened office in Scotland. Ward Security provides a broad range of bespoke, integrated and flexible security services working with clients in the public and private sector. Areas of specialist expertise include the provision of search and selection guard dogs, wireless intruder detection systems and concierge services through its Ward Belgravia division.