The multi award winning attraction GreenWood Forest Park in Y Felinheli has recently been accredited with the Investors in People Award.
The Investors in People award is a recognition that an organisation looks to improve performance and realise objectives through the management and development of its people. Their website states that it is a benchmark for best practice and it recognises a business’s commitment to developing people and shows their ambition, drive and focus to the rest of the world.
The attraction which opened 21 years ago has expanded greatly over the years and now employs around 15 core staff as well as over 100 seasonal staff. The evaluation process included an external assessor interviewing a representative sample from each department of the GreenWood team and asking them about their roles, how they feel they are valued by the business and how they feel they contribute to the overall business objectives.
Stephen Bristow, GreenWood’s Managing Director had this to say about the award “Our staff are our greatest asset, and this award recognises that we value and appreciate the fantastic work that they do at GreenWood. The business could not have grown to where it is today without a dedicated and enthusiastic team, and we are very grateful for everything they have done, and continue to do.”
Marketing and Events Director Andrea Bristow added “‘It was good to have an outside person looking at our organisation and although we already follow a lot of the good practises which were suggested it is very useful to see where we can improve I enjoyed the process.”
GreenWood will now be able to display the Investors in People Symbol on its literature and display a plaque at its entrance to sit alongside the other awards it has accumulated over the years starting with the Prince of Wales Award in 1993 and most recently being Named 9th Best Amusement Park in the UK in the Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice awards for 2014.