This morning we received the first recognition in our journey towards becoming accredited with Investors In People.
The single most important thing, both to the day-to-day running of AFP but also to its success, is our people. We have invested heavily in recruiting the best people suited to our culture and values, and offer training in technical and non-technical skills to all employees.
This year (the AFP year runs from September to August), we want to celebrate and confirm that investment, and have taken the first steps towards IiP accreditation.
Last week we had a diagnostic self assessment day, managing to drag the management team away from their desks for several hours, and got stuck in to uncovering the areas where we are great; and the areas where we need to focus. This will drive us forward to make improvements where necessary and celebrate our achievements together.
Investors in People accreditation is a process which can take several months, and we are only at the start of that journey at the moment, however it is an exciting time to be working at AFP!