Bryson Awarded Gold
Bryson Charitable Group has been awarded Gold accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, joining the top seven per cent of accredited organisations across the UK, demonstrating our commitment to high performance through people management excellence.
Commenting on the award, John McMullan, Chief Executive said: “I’m delighted! This is recognition of the commitment and dedication of our Volunteers and staff who deliver real social impact every day to those we help. In the last year we delivered over 23,000 services per day to families and individuals, making a real difference to people’s lives.”
Bryson was established over a hundred years ago; 1906 to respond to the needs of those living in poverty in Northern Ireland. To achieve such longevity and sustainability Bryson has changed and evolved to best meet the changing needs of the most vulnerable in society. The modern Bryson has diversified its service portfolio and addresses many of the major social issues facing our society, such as our ageing population, growing ethnic diversity, Recycling, energy efficiency, fuel poverty and employability, using a modern social business model; Social Enterprise. Its social enterprise business model requires Bryson to maximum the social and economic impact of its services while maintaining profitability to enable it to reinvest in greater social value. Bryson Charitable Group employs over 600 staff, supports over 100 volunteers and operates through six social enterprise companies; all with the same aim of building better futures. Bryson currently operates in Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and Wales, and has an ambitious growth plan in place to expand its social impact.
Bryson was assessed in May 2016 against the Investors in People Standard. 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.
In his feedback report, the Assessor, Eddie Salmon stated:
“I was left in no doubt regarding the professionalism and innovative nature of the organisation. Throughout the assessment Bryson demonstrated a culture of openness and support, a strong collegiate spirit, and willingness and desire to improve people management and development.”
Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said:
“We’d like to congratulate Bryson Charitable Group. Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to success. Bryson should be extremely proud of their achievement.”