Gatting hails GCB achievement
Former England captain Mike Gatting has congratulated the Gloucestershire Cricket Board on achieving the Investors In People Standard for staff development and training.
The GCB is the first organisation of its type to be awarded the mark, which is given to businesses who go the extra mile to look after their employees.
Gatting, the ECB’s managing director of cricket partnerships, said: “Being awarded the Investors In People mark is a fantastic achievement for the GCB. As the first county board to achieve this, it has set the standard for the way our boards and clubs support their staff and I hope others will follow in its footsteps.”
“Employing a mixture of full, part-time and freelance staff across a variety of areas, our boards face a challenge to integrate and motivate their workforce and it is particularly pleasing to see the GCB being singled out for its leadership, teamwork and a shared commitment to achieving its goals.
“Over the last few years the GCB has gone from strength to strength and has led the way on a number of different projects and it is great to see them continuing to do so. They can feel rightly proud of what has been achieved.”
Since its inception in the late 1980s more than 22,000 businesses in the UK have received the Investors In People Standard.
The accreditation is awarded to well-run organisations which demonstrate good management practice with a high emphasis on developing and supporting their staff. The standard also encourages growth, profitability and efficiency.