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North East law firm celebrates Investors in People Platinum accreditation – placing them second in the world for people management in legal services

North East law firm Muckle LLP has celebrated its longstanding relationship with Investors in People, after announcing its Platinum accreditation, the highest standard achievable for people management.

The Newcastle based commercial law firm, has been an employer of choice in the region for decades, with its work with Investors in People starting back in 1999.

Accredited Gold in 2019, Muckle LLP’s work with Investors in People has helped transform its business, with the company now placed second in the world for legal services and 69th out of all companies worldwide.

Muckle LLP’s senior team alongside IIP has overseen a long-term investment into its wellbeing, apprenticeships and people over the last three decades in order to obtain Platinum, with the company undergoing further transformation in order to achieve the best business results.

Underpinning the Standard is the Investors in People framework, reflecting the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry. Investors in People enables organisations to benchmark against the best in the business on an international scale.

Paul Devoy, CEO, Investors in People:

“Muckle LLP is the prime example of a business that has fully bought into the Investors in People process. They have been a long-term success story of ours and encapsulate all that it means to be a Platinum accredited business.

“We would like to congratulate Muckle LLP on what has been a remarkable journey. With this journey leading them towards being a leading employer, that understands the value of getting the very best out of its people.”

Lisa Kelly, Partner, Muckle LLP:

“There is a real synergy shared between Investors in People and our own visions and values. Our accreditation has always been a really good way for our business and our people to be held accountable for what we do, and receiving Platinum is now an amazing way to benchmark ourselves in the marketplace, but also internally.

“We are incredibly proud to have obtained Platinum accreditation. This has been a long journey to reach this level and now we have reached the pinnacle of people management, we are determined to make work better for our employees, as well as encouraging other firms in the North East and the legal sector to follow in our footsteps and start the accreditation journey themselves.”

To celebrate this milestone, Muckle LLP will be hosting a ‘Investors in People – The Road to Platinum’ event on Wednesday June 14.

The event hosted at Time Central in Newcastle, is aimed at business leaders considering IIP or upgrading award levels, with round table discussions looking at the integral pieces of Muckle’s roadmap to Platinum, exploring key themes and sharing best practice for making work better, including continuous improvement, employee recognition and wellbeing also on offer.

Investors in People assessor Graeme Mills will be speaking at the event, sharing details of the accreditation framework, the benefits it brings to organisations and how organisations can become accredited – with Muckle LLP’s managing partner Jason Wainwright and director of HR Nicola Leyden also sharing their insights into the journey to reaching Platinum.

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