The University of Manchester’s Innovation Company, UMIᶟ Ltd, incorporating its Innovation Centre, UMIC, and agent for intellectual property commercialisation, UMIP, is pleased to announce that it has retained its Investors in People (IiP) accreditation following assessment at the beginning of this year. This most recent recognition builds on the IiP status of both UMIC and UMIP prior to creation of UMIᶟ in August 2011.
IiP specialises in transforming business performance through people by helping companies achieve the results they want by focusing all their work on companies’ business objectives, and acting as a critical friend in order to maintain continuous improvement.
Joanne Hamilton, IiP assessor, commented: “Through its forerunners, UMI³ has been accredited with the Investors in People Standard since 2002. The organisation has always valued the external and objective feedback that the assessment process provides around the organisation’s people practices and workplace culture and their impact on organisational performance. The organisation continues to use the process as a means of continuous improvement.”
UMI³ was evaluated against its business objectives of being a world-class university technology transfer organisation by achieving a balance between sustainable growth in reputational and financial terms.
Claire McKenzie, UMI³ Compliance and HR Manager, commented: “I am delighted that all our hard work in supporting and developing our staff to maintain high performance as a company has been recognised through continued IiP accreditation. Everyone has put a real effort into working on continuous improvement and this has really paid off in terms of our ever growing reputation and in our business performance. IiP accreditation is recognised worldwide as a mark of excellence so this really is an achievement to be proud of.”