WightFibre has received “We Invest in People” silver accreditation from Investors in People.

Money is a fantastic achievement and something only 15% of organizations rated by Investors in People achieve.

This means WightFibre has the right principles in place, but more than that it means people and leaders are making active efforts to ensure there is real consistency and that everyone in the organization feel the effects!

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Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, said:

“We would like to congratulate WightFibre. Silver accreditation on We Invest in People is a remarkable effort for any organization and puts WightFibre in good company with a host of organizations that understand the value of people.

Investors in People found that WightFibre:

“As an organization we have one value ‘Because We Care’. This unique value is at the heart of everything you do and is diffused throughout the organization. There is strong evidence that you really care about your staff through the employee benefits you provide and unexpected extra extras like helping staff pay fuel bills over the next six months.”

Commenting on the award, John Irvine, CEO, said:

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“WightFibre’s business philosophy is ‘because we care’; we care about our customers, our people and the island community we serve.

“WightFibre invests in its employees by providing ongoing training to obtain industry qualifications and accreditations, offering competitive salaries and benefits, and a fun teamwork environment.

“Our goal is to make WightFibre a great place to work and to make that job fun and rewarding. The Investors in People Silver Award is external validation that WightFibre is, indeed, a great place to work.”

WightFibre is currently spending £100m to build full fiber broadband across the island with the aim of reaching over 70,000 homes and businesses. The project is more than halfway complete with the goal of reaching 60,000 homes by the end of 2022.

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