Bryson Group staff celebration event at Belfast Castle

Bryson celebrate long service and learning and development

Staff from across Bryson came together to enjoy lunch and the beautiful surroundings of Belfast Castle on Tuesday 6th June.  The celebration was to recognise staff for their Learning and Development achievements over the last year and also to recognise staff for their long service.

Chair of the Bryson Group, Hugh Crossey, welcomed all staff and spoke about the two important factors that have helped Bryson deal with the challenging times in the wider sector and economy.

"At Bryson I believe the two most important factors that have allowed us to weather the current economic storm in these challenging times is having experienced and committed staff and our focus on continuous learning and development of you, our staff.  It keeps us current and relevant, allowing for flexibility and adaptability.  Over the last year we received the Investor in People Gold Award and recommending us for this award the Assessor said, Learning and develoment continues to be a key strategic issue for the organisation, with regular development activity ensuring knowlegde, skills capacity is current and relevant.  People's willingness to address change issues, problems and find solutions, reflects the characteristics of a well-developed, committed and focused workforce."

Almost half of the staff members from across Bryson have been with the organisation 5 years plus and a quarter of staff have been with the group between 10 and 34 years.  While not everyone could make it to the event, this year  54 staff have been recognised for long service and 23 staff for Learning and Development awards including ILM Level 4 – Certificate in Leadership and Management, Building Future Leaders – ILM Level 5 in Leadership and Management and Post Graduate Diploma In Human Resources Management.

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Hugh, thanked all the staff from across Bryson for their dedication to the very important work that Bryson undertakes.  "Having experienced and well trained staff is key to the success of our organisation.  Bryson has been around for over 110 years because we change and adapt to the needs of society and we can only do that because of our staff."

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