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Investors in People award for full fibre broadband provider Fibrus

2 weeks ago 1 min read

Fibrus has been awarded the prestigious accolade of the Investors in People Standard.

Fibrus has been awarded the prestigious accolade of the Investors in People Standard.

The ‘We Invest in People’ accreditation means the full fibre broadband provider has been recognised by Investors in People as being dedicated to employee satisfaction and development. Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results.

The Northern Ireland based firm started out during the Covid-19 pandemic and now employs some 400 people across Northern Ireland & GB. The company has recently been recognised by both Women in Business with an ‘Advancing Diversity in the Workplace’ award, and with a Diversity Chartermark for their work in diversity, equality and inclusion specifically in relation to the company’s ambitious gender target of a 50% female colleague base by 2028.

The highest scoring theme in the accreditation report was surrounding ethos and values, with 98% of respondents agreeing they identify with the company’s values. Last summer, Fibrus launched a new people strategy geared toward creating a best-in-class experience for all colleagues. People at Fibrus were asked to contribute and offer feedback on values, subsequently creating a new colleague-led set. “Everybody in the business was involved in creating the core values” one respondent said, “I have never loved working anywhere like this before… I feel I can be me” said another.

The company’s Chief People Officer Linda McMillan said the accreditation was testament to its commitment to creating a positive and supportive work environment that fosters growth and development for employees.

“Our people are the differentiator in the success of Fibrus so we’re working hard to make sure Fibrus is a fabulous employer by listening, supporting, challenging and involving our colleagues. It’s really reassuring to know that we’re doing things right by being recognised by with this award from Investors in People.”

“The feedback from our assessment highlighted in particular a leadership approach based on trust, transparency, and open discussions around future ambitions, with our colleagues believing we are creating sustainable success and making a difference in our communities. And a whopping 98% identifying with our company values! That really is a team aligned and excited by the future of Fibrus.”

Company co-founder and Chief Executive Dominic Kearns said he was thrilled with the industry gong.

“The findings showed 96% of respondents find Fibrus a great place to work, while 92% feel positive about the future of the company – and that is music to my ears. We are proud to be held in such high esteem and we remain committed to our people.”

“This industry recognition means we are well placed to attract and retain the top talent and that means we can continue to provide the highest quality of service to our customers in Northern Ireland and the North of England.”

Just last month, Fibrus announced it had achieved the impressive milestone of reaching 250,000 homes in rural and underserved areas of Northern Ireland and England, attracting more than 36,000 customers. The company’s next goal is set on reaching one million homes and employing 1,000 people.

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