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Five Rivers named as finalist for Employer of the Year

We’re so proud to announce that Five Rivers has been shortlisted for a UK-wide award that recognises businesses and organisations that go above and beyond for their employees.

Five Rivers has been nominated by The Investors in People Awards 2020 in the Employer of the Year category for organisations with over 250 employees.

Now in its 16th year, The Investors in People Awards celebrate the organisations and people that make work better. The shortlisting recognises Five Rivers’ dedication to putting people at the heart of everything it does. Through representative groups across the county and a national youth council, to reinvesting over half of profits back into the business, the model enables the business’ mission of ‘Turning Children’s Lives Around’.

Investors in People praised us for our excellent cultural foundations, which have proved particularly beneficial during the Covid-19 crisis and its investment in outstanding leadership which has enabled the enterprise to retain employees for longer. The initiative of the thank you awards was also recognised, awarded regularly by colleagues to colleagues, reminding people that their dedication and hard work is appreciated.

Pam McConnell, CEO of Five Rivers Child Care said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have been selected as finalists for the Employer of the Year Award. It is a huge honour to be recognised for our work, particularly the management and leadership training, career development planning and well-being to develop our people, who are at the heart of everything we do.

“With this year posing many challenges due to Covid-19, it’s a particular honour to be recognised for how we have protected our employees during such a crisis. Our people are our biggest asset as they are the ones on the front line, helping to turn children’s lives around and they personified our values throughout the coronavirus pandemic, showing tenacious commitment to the task, flexibility, support, and excellence whilst continuing to work through this challenging period.”

Winners will be announced on the 24th November. Due to Covid-19, this year the event will be taking place virtually instead of the usual gala celebrations in London. We’ve got everything crossed!

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