Hallgarten Wines Secures Investors in People Silver Accreditation
Hallgarten & Novum Wines is delighted to announce it has achieved Investors in People Silver accreditation, further demonstrating its commitment to promoting the development of its people throughout the organisation.
The achievement kick-starts a landmark year for Hallgarten Wines as it gears for significant growth following the recent acquisition by Coterie Holdings. In Q4 of 2023, Hallgarten added five new heads and will continue to expand the team over the next six months.
Andrew Bewes, Managing Director of Hallgarten Wines, commented: “After securing the Investors in People Standard accreditation in 2018, we have continued on our path of continuous improvement we are therefore delighted that our progress has been recognised by IIP through the award of their Silver accreditation; I am incredibly proud of the whole team for this achievement.
“However, the work does not stop here, and our journey to ensure that every member of the Hallgarten team has the opportunity to develop further and realise their full potential continues.
“As we expand our team in 2024, it is more important than ever that we continue where we left off in 2023, investing in, and focusing on, our team to ensure that our company culture is championed throughout the business.”
In 2023 Hallgarten placed a strong emphasis on training as the industry emerged from COVID, with 143 courses taken up by employees across the business. The courses ranged from learning about Cultural Consciousness, to Net Contribution, Management Training, Presentation Skills, Basic First Aid, British Sign Language, Presentation Skills and Microsoft Excel.
In addition to the training coordinated in 2023, Hallgarten Wines championed employee participation in key project groups. Its industry-leading ED&I Team coordinates numerous diversity and inclusion events in the wine and hospitality sectors. The Terroir Team focuses on promoting environmental initiatives and the path to Carbon Net Zero. The Community Matters Team champions causes impacting the business’ local communities and raises money for its chosen charities. The People & Culture Team amplifies team and personal development initiatives. The Fun Club ensures a fun and sociable workplace, and its Mental Wellbeing Team, all trained Mental Health First Aiders, focus on promoting sound Mental Health and Wellbeing internally.
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. 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. Working with clients across the globe, Investors in People enables organisations to benchmark against the best in the business on an international scale.