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TPAS is presented with the Investors in People award

The Pensions Advisory Service was presented with the Investors in People award at a ceremony held at The Freemasons' Hall, Great Queen Street, London on 6 October 2011.

Investors in People is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Originally created to help businesses recover after the recession of the 1980s, the National Quality Standard is equally as relevant today. Awarded to well-run organisations which demonstrate good management practice with a high emphasis on best practice people management and development, the Standard encourages growth, profitability and efficiency.

Jonathan Kalemera, Head of Corporate Services at TPAS, which has some 40 employees and over 450 volunteer advisers, said: "this is a strong vote of confidence in our Chief Executive's commitment to a values-led organisation."

Research shows that organisations of any type and size that adopt a comprehensive approach to people development perform better than those without, indicated by higher gross profits per employee, higher profit margins and higher productivity. Companies that have achieved the Investors in People Standard also have higher levels of trust, co-operation and commitment than their competitors.

TPAS joins more than 30,000 ambitious organisations in the UK which are working within the Investors in People framework.

John Telfer, Managing Director of Inspiring Business Performance Ltd (IBP), which is responsible for delivering the Investors in People Standard across London and the South, said: "Some companies  assume that working with Investors in People is too much of an undertaking but TPAS has proved that the benefits of putting people first can be substantial. We are delighted that they were able to join us to celebrate such a tremendous achievement." He also favourably referred to the important work TPAS staff and our volunteer network provide free of charge to service users.