Exception EMS Achieves Silver Investors in People Accreditation


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Exception EMS, a leading UK based contract electronics manufacturer has today announced its award of Silver accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating its commitment to high performance through good people management. The company is one of the first in the South West to be assessed against the IIP Sixth Generation Framework launched in 2015.

Investors in People is part of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), a publicly funded, industry-led organisation that offers guidance on skills and employment issues in the UK. Since 1991 Investors in People has set the standard for better people management. Its standard defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people well for sustainable results. With a community of over 15,000 organisations across 75 countries worldwide, successful accreditation against the Investors in People Standard is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to sustainability. 

Jenny Goward, HR Director at Exception EMS commented, “Having achieved Bronze accreditation on our first audit in 2012, we are delighted to have achieved a Silver against a new and more challenging framework.  Exception is proud to also be within the elite 5% of businesses in the UK that receive a Silver accreditation.”

The IIP framework helps businesses like Exception EMS take best practice steps to improve employee communication, achieve set KPIs, remunerate staff effectively and provide employees with a career path supported by appropriate training.  Carol Probyn, IIP Assessor commented: “Congratulations to everyone at Exception EMS, one of the first organisations to achieve Silver against the new and challenging Generation 6 Investors in People Framework.  The award reflects a real commitment to supporting and developing the workforce so that they may deliver a top class service to customers.  The assessment visit highlighted an engaged and enthusiastic workforce dedicated to the success of the business and positive about Exception EMS as a great place to work.”

About Exception EMS

The company is headquartered in Calne in the UK. It has been on a continuous path of investment to satisfy the needs of the worldwide electronics industry.  The CEM business, both in the UK and via its international partners has an electronics manufacturing heritage stretching back over 60 years. Exception serves customers across a variety of sectors including aerospace and defence, transport, oil and gas, automotive, communication architecture, medical, marine, semiconductor, and renewable energy.

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