Walsall based employability charity Steps to Work has been named as a leader in people management practice globally, having been shortlisted in the Excellence in the Third Sector category in The Investors in People Awards 2018.

The Awards celebrate the best people management practices amongst Investors in People accredited businesses. This year, Winners will be celebrated at a spectacular awards ceremony and dinner at the Roundhouse, London on 28 November 2018.  The Finalists represent the best performers in people management worldwide.

The 13 Awards categories recognise the organisations that have achieved the highest standards. There are a range of Awards categories, focusing on the main elements of what it means to be an Investor in People, from Excellence in Leadership and Management to Excellence in Social Responsibility, Leader of the Year and Best Newcomer. A new Excellence in Health and Wellbeing category has also been introduced in 2018 for organisations who hold the coveted Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award. The Investors in People Awards provide the opportunity to benchmark against high performing organisations on a global scale.

James Walsh, CEO Steps to Work “It is a privilege to be shortlisted for this award; a clear indication of the dedication and hard work the team has invested in the business. We are, and have always been, dedicated to the development of not just our own employees but of people within the region and we are thrilled to have been recognised for our hard work. We believe in supporting people to build a better future and this runs through our whole DNA as an organisation. We are excited to be shortlisted for this prestigious award and we wish our fellow finalists the very best of luck.”

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “The quality of entries for The Investors in People Awards never ceases to amaze me, and 2018 has been no different. We are privileged to work with thousands of incredible organisations and it brings me great pride and pleasure that we are able to highlight and celebrate this excellence through our Awards.”