A specialist north-east dental practice has hit gold after being awarded the Investors in People (IIP) gold standard.
This is the first dental clinic in the north-east region to achieve the highest level of people management accreditation.
Queensway Dental Clinic, which employs more than 100 staff across its sites in Billingham and Darlington, joins the top 7% of accredited organisations across the UK who believes in realising the potential of its teams.
The dental practice has been recognised for its commitment to developing and supporting its employees.
Joanne Cooper, practice manager at Queensway Dental Clinic, said: ‘We are proud to have been awarded the Investors in People gold standard.
'The business is only as good as its people and this award reflects our dedicated team.
'In the future we will continue to develop and maintain the high standards that we already have in place.’
After renewing the Investors in People standard earlier this year, IIP was so impressed with the people management practices at Queensway that it re-assessed the clinic and awarded the highest accolade of gold.
Investors in People is one of the UK’s leading accreditation for business improvement through people management, and provides a wealth of resources for businesses to innovate, improve and grow, with a focus on good people making great business.
Paul Devoy, head of Investors in People, said: ‘We’d like to congratulate Queensway Dental Clinic on its gold standard.
'Such a high level of accreditation is the sign of great people management practise, and demonstrates a commitment to staff development and shows an organisation committed to being the very best it can be.
'Queensway should be extremely proud of its achievement.’