Celebrating success at the 2020 Investors in People Awards

27 November 2020

We’re delighted to announce that at this year’s Investors in People awards ceremony, we won three awards - the Diversity & Inclusion award, the Health & Wellbeing award and a Special Recognition award.

IiP 2020 Winner LogoFirstly, we won the Diversity & Inclusion award for our work on ‘Everyone’, our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy. It’s our people who deliver our vision and ambitions for our organisation, so being an inclusive employer and creating a culture where our staff feel they belong, can be themselves, and can share their views and ideas, is fundamental to Guinness.

We won the Health & Wellbeing award for organisations with 500 or more. We won this award thanks to our work embedding health and wellbeing into everyday life for our staff and organisation, and for reacting quickly and well to the challenges of Covid-19.

We were also the proud winner of a Special Recognition award for our work in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The judges said it was a tough call, because employers across all sectors had responded brilliantly to the pandemic, but Guinness stood out amongst the other finalists with our response.

Catriona Simons, Group Chief Executive of The Guinness Partnership, said: “It’s wonderful to be recognised for our approach to D&I and Employee Wellbeing, both of which are at the heart of our values at Guinness.   It’s also a wonderful surprise to win this special recognition, so thank you Investors in People. And thank you to all my Guinness colleagues, this is without any doubt your award.

“The last eight months have really shown the adaptability, resilience and above all the kindness of Guinness people – in the way they have looked after our customers and each other. I have never been prouder to work in social housing and I’ve never been prouder to be part of the Guinness team.”

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year the Investors in People ceremony took place virtually.