Award-winning national law firm VWV, with offices in London, Watford, Bristol and Birmingham, has been awarded the Gold We Invest in People Award.
The award is accredited by Investors in People (IIP), the global people management benchmark, and demonstrates the firm’s dedication and commitment to develop good people strategies.
Commenting on the award, Managing Partner Simon Heald said:
“We are delighted to have been accredited with the Gold We Invest in People Award.
This is no doubt is a reflection of our staff and culture. This isn’t just a ‘badge’ for us, it is an ongoing commitment to support, grow and develop our colleagues.
We’ve all been and are still going through challenging periods and I am delighted to see that we not only maintained our high standards through Covid and are set to continue in the same vein through whatever lies ahead.”
VWV achieved its IIP accreditation in 1996 and has maintained it since, being assessed every three years.
IIP assesses how an organisation is performing against its ‘We Invest in People’ framework. IIP then advise and support on how to improve a workplace culture over time – specifically in areas around employee engagement, communication, organisational culture and work practices.
Reporting on VWV, IIP quotes:
“This result demonstrates the continuous improvement that has taken place over the past three years along with VWV’s dedication and commitment to develop good people strategies.
Achievement of the ‘We in Invest in People’ framework is not easy. It is fair to say it has been the most challenging of times. Despite this, the Gold award is presented in recognition of the good people practices everyone at VWV has demonstrated.”
Central to VWV’s high quality service and approach to responsible business, is its commitment to developing its staff to reach their full potential. From webinars on the latest legal developments, to hands on training on new IT systems, or seminars on a range of personal and professional skills – the firm develops structured plans for each individual, all supplemented by mentoring and coaching.