Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced that its Avionics business unit, based in Christchurch, Dorset, UK, has been awarded Silver accreditation by the UK’s Investors in People Standard, demonstrating the company’s commitment to high performance through good people management. Curtiss-Wright was recognised for its ongoing investment in research and development to ensure it maintains technology leadership to deliver high-performance commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) and custom engineered products.

The Investors in People offers accreditation to organisations that adhere to the Investors in People Standard for people management. Originally owned by the UK Government, Investors in People is currently a Community Interest Company. Investors in People assessments are conducted locally through local Delivery Centres across the UK and internationally. The organisation defines an international standard for people management, with a focus on leadership, support, and management of people to effectively achieve sustainable results.

Underpinning the Standard is the Investors in People framework, reflecting the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry. Investors in People enables organisations to benchmark against the best in the business on an international scale.

“We are very proud to have received a Silver award from Investors in People in recognition of our ongoing commitment to high performance through good people management,” said Defense Solutions division senior vice president and general manager, Lynn Bamford.

“This achievement culminates a three-year-long effort by our Avionics business team, who have worked together to make significant improvements to our business.”

“We’d like to congratulate Curtiss-Wright Avionics, Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to success,” said Head of Investors in People, Paul Devoy.

“They should be extremely proud of their achievement.”