Colour Analysis and Personal Style workshops, House of Colour has held the prestigious IIP standard for 16 years.
This year however the new leadership team decided to go for Gold. The evidence requirements to achieve this rise from 39 for the basic standard to 126 and House of Colour were delighted to achieve 136. House of Colour is one of only 277 ambitious organisations in the UK to have achieved the Gold standard.
The directors were presented with their award on behalf of the company at a ceremony held at The Freemasons’ Hall, Great Queen Street, London.
IIP was set up to help businesses recover after the recession in the 1980’s and in our current economic climate the national quality Standard is equally relevant. Every business needs to focus on their service, delivery and creating their unique brand. Research shows that organisations of any type and size that adopt a comprehensive approach to people development perform better than those without, indicated by higher gross profits per employee, higher profit margins and higher productivity. Companies that have achieved the Investors in People Standard also have higher levels of trust, co-operation and commitment than their competitors.
Awarded to well-run organisations which demonstrate good management practice with a high emphasis on best practice people management and development, the Standard encourages growth, profitability and efficiency.The award reflects best practice throughout House of Colour from the Head Office and training division to each individual franchisee and the company continues to build on this success with ongoing development and review. House of Colour has also been offered Champion status by IIP.
House of Colour not only works with individuals seeking to present themselves both authentically and congruently but also provides services to business eg Waitrose, IBM, Lighterlife, Saunderson House.
Helen Venables, Director, commented ‘We are delighted that the changes we have made in the last couple of years at House of Colour have been recognised as having a really positive impact within the organisation. We know we offer the highest standard of training in our industry to our consultants and that they deliver an exceptional level of customer experience. It’s great for us all to have this acknowledged. Going through the more exacting Gold standard Investors in People assessment was really beneficial to us all. We learned a lot about what is working and what isn’t and have been able to augment our business plan to improve even further in the future.’
Established in 1985: House of Colour are an organisation with over 140 consultants around the world. The only company in its field to hold the prestigious ‘Investors in People’ award highlights its cultural focus on empowering the individual making it the leading British colour and image consultancy.
House of Colour consultants follow the most intensive, thorough and ongoing training available to operate exclusive franchise areas; with vacancies in the UK and globally, many franchisees are looking for additional consultants to work with them.