TSW crown year of hard work with landmark accreditation
Bridgend company TSW Training is celebrating a landmark year after it achieved industry accreditation.
The training group has undergone a process involving business modeling and communication with staff throughout the company which has culminated in the Investors In People Leadership and Management Award.
Thirty-three jobs have been created throughout the three organisations under the Group umbrella in recent years, and group commercial manager Matthew Channell, fully expects further momentum in the coming 12 monthsresulting in growth of the TSW group.
Channell said: "TSW's position is the result of hard work, skilled and committed staff, and forward-thinking leadership and management. We have strategised and planned effectively in a difficult economic climate which has paid dividends"
"We cannot praise the IIP framework enough; it led us to review the way we've managed and lead the organisation to date and helped identify areas of good practice as well as areas for improvement.
"The IIP Leadership and Management accreditation recognises that we have embraced the development needs of the company and aligned these with our business strategy, our business plan, our vision, our values and most importantly the needs of our people.
"This has giving the entire business a complete and integrated approach in line with our culture."
IIP Assessor Pam Tanner worked with TSW during the entire process and praised the company's positive approach.
"It was a real pleasure to work with a young, dynamic and energetic management team who had really bought into and understood what the award meant for their people and the way they were expected to work," he said.
"During the accreditation process it was evident that the management team and staff had committed to high performance working which was supported and enabled through effective leadership. They enthusiastically applied the principles and practices that helped them to achieve the Wales IIP Leadership and Management Award."
Channell added: "If you liken TSW's journey to a jigsaw puzzle, we have for a long time possessed all the pieces and have been slowly but consistently putting those pieces together. With the IIP framework as our guide we have now put all the processes and behaviours together to provide us with a very strong foundation for continued growth and development.
"TSW recognised early on that you can have a business plan and a host of ideas but often these fail to gain traction due to the day to day mêlée of just running a business; all too often we would forget about the bigger picture. The IIP Leadership & Management framework has helped us focus on both the big and smaller pictures."