Silvey Fleet awarded Investors in People Gold accreditation

Bristol-based fleet management company, Silvey Fleet, has been awarded the ‘We Invest in People’ Gold accreditation. Having applied after the first lockdown, with most employees working from home because of the pandemic, it is a remarkable achievement which is made even more so by the fact that only 17% of organisations achieve Gold status.

Providing Excellent Customer Service

Silvey Fleet is one of the UK’s top fleet management solution providers and an integral part of the company’s commitment to delivering the highest quality customer service is investing in its people and their development. The company believes that happy and motivated employees are essential to drive business forward.

In its feedback, Investors in People reported: “You have provided effective people management and development in order to achieve high levels of engagement, trust and transparency, which has in turn delivered higher levels of performance overall and enabled you to drive your vision and mission forward.”

Silvey Fleet’s managing director, Miriam James, commented:
“We offer our staff a selection of development programmes, regular one-to-ones, leadership coaching, rewards and benefits, which has resulted in them declaring Silvey Fleet “a great place to work”. It was felt our response to the COVID-19 pandemic served to raise morale during a challenging time for both our people and the business.”

Growing and Evolving

“There is a strong culture of continuous improvement at Silvey Fleet – as a service provider, we are constantly seeking to improve the ways we work with, and what we deliver to, our customers. Change is viewed as ‘the norm’, allowing the business to grow and continue to develop the fleet management solutions we offer.

“The Investors in People report shows evidence of our people working together to develop ideas that have positive outcomes for the business. This includes the updates to our Miles Monitor fleet management app.

One survey respondent commented: “Participation and collaboration are viewed as embedded practices at Silvey Fleet. We all work together and can challenge the status quo. This enables individuals and teams to make decisions that will benefit the organization and the customers we serve.”

Investing in a better future

Looking ahead Miriam continued:
“Only 17% of organisations ever achieve the Gold status so we are thrilled that our surveyed staff recognise the investment we make in our people and feel that Silvey Fleet is “the best place they have ever worked”. In the coming months, we are committed to responding to those areas identified as providing opportunity for further improvement and supporting the development of our people and their careers, involving them in key decisions and rewarding them for the excellent work they do. We are also dedicated to acting on their feedback.

“Investors in People believes that the success of an organisation begins and ends with people. We firmly share this belief and it is encouraging to hear how supported our people feel, especially as we have embarked on this journey in the midst of a pandemic.

This accreditation is just the beginning and we are both excited and dedicated to the further development of all areas of our business, making Silvey Fleet a great place to work for our people and the supplier of choice for the many businesses we support. We know that putting our people first and living our core values will build an even better business for 2021 and beyond and we are proud to join the investors in people community of 15,000 organisations across 75 countries. to make work better!”

 

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