Grass Roots M&E hits Investors In People sixth generation Standard across the board

The whole Grass Roots Meetings & Events division has been awarded the sixth generation Standard of the Investors in People accreditation.

The accreditation standard has been in operation since 1991 and recognises those performing to a high quality in their field. Grass Roots HBi had held the IIP accreditation since 2003, but now the whole M&E division has been awarded the Standard.

The sixth generation pilot was officially launched at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester earlier this month. Speakers for the evening included Paul Devoy, head of IIP, Peter Cheese, CEO of the CIPD and the British cycling hero Sir Chris Hoy MBE.

Pilot organisations, including Grass Roots Meetings & Events, were also thanked for their commitment to IIP at a dinner held at the Churchill War Rooms, London, on 8 September 2015.

“People management is a vital concern for us so to achieve the sixth generation Standard as an entire division is something we are truly thrilled about,” said Sue Massey, Grass Roots M&E operational director.

Paul Devoy added: “Meeting the sixth generation Standard is something that Grass Roots M&E should be extremely proud of, it is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to success.”

IIP has also unveiled its first real-time ‘People Management Dashboard’, designed to give open access to their performance data. Anyone can now access a unique set of common metrics, showing the management performance of workplaces across the UK.

Grass Roots Meetings & Events is one of four divisions at Grass Roots Group, global provider of employee and customer engagement solutions and an affiliate of WPP.

Paul Colston


Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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