Thirty stores within Spar’s Central Meridian Guild area will be given the opportunity to achieve Investors in People status in an initiative by AF Blakemore and the Learning Skills Council.
The company said it decided try to make the scheme available to independent stores after achieving IIP status itself some years ago and the scheme has now been set up with the LSC Black Country division.Key criteria for IIP status include the business having a clear focus and direction, clear communication within the firm, staff working together and employees supported and encouraged.
Elwyn Davies, AF Blakemore retail director, said: “IIP is a best practice standard and flexible business tool.”

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