The UK’s largest energy port, the Port of Milford Haven, has been awarded accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating its commitment to high performance through good people management.
The Port employs 181 staff at all levels within the diverse range of industries it serves. As well as being well known for its role in the global oil and gas industry, the Port has a Four Gold Anchor marina, is home to the largest fishing port in Wales and is involved in the ferry, cruise, general cargo, renewables and tourism sectors.
Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable 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, Head of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate the Port of Milford Haven; Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to success. The Port should be extremely proud of their achievement.”
Commenting on the award Vidette Swales, HR Director at the Port of Milford Haven, said “We dedicate a great deal of time and effort to ensuring we provide a safe yet dynamic environment to work in. Employees are encouraged to embrace our core values of safety, collaboration and excellence in everything that they do and many take this to another level by regularly going the extra mile and getting involved in various committees and events. We are pleased to have retained IIP accreditation since 2004 – made possible by the passion and commitment shown by staff on a daily basis.”
For more information about Investors in People please visit www.investorsinpeople.com
Photo: Vidette Swales, HR Director at the Port of Milford Haven, with the Investors In People certificate
Notes To Editors
About Investors in People
Investors in People is the Standard for people management. The international people management Standard defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people well for sustainable results.
With a community of 14,000 organisations across 75 countries, successful accreditation against the Standard is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to sustained success.
Based on a tried and tested framework and a rigorous process of assessment, organisations that meet the Investors in People Standard proudly display their accreditation to the world because they understand that it’s people that make the difference.
Since 1991, the standard has evolved to keep pace with modern practices. The current sixth generation was launched internationally in 2015.
There are four levels of accreditation; Accredited, Silver, Gold and Platinum.
Port of Milford Haven
The Port of Milford Haven is the UK’s top energy port and Wales’ busiest port handling around 20% of Britain’s seaborne trade in oil and gas. It is widely recognised in the industry as the energy capital of the UK.
The Port, along with the cluster of energy-related businesses along the Waterway, is a key driver of economic activity in Pembrokeshire, attracting inward investment and supporting over 4,000 jobs.
The Port of Milford Haven also owns and operates Pembroke Port and Milford Dock. Activities such as cargo handling, ferry operations, fish landing and cruise calls as well as a first class marina are spread across these two sites.
One of the most prominent on the West Coast, the Port is in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the only Coastal National Park in Great Britain. It is marked as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and has many areas designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
The Port of Milford Haven is a trust port – an independent, commercially run organisation that has statutory responsibilities governed by its Acts, to maintain and improve navigation and the provision of Port and Harbour services and facilities. Additionally, the Port provides significant financial and in-kind support to a wide variety of local causes. All profits are retained within the business to fund these objectives.