IIP: it's not a job, it's a relationship

Investors in People is the standard for people management. With a community across 75 countries worldwide, successful accreditation against the Investors in People Standard is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to sustainability. At the heart of Investors in People is a simple assessment on property to benchmark with best practices being applied worldwide.


EFQM: moving beyond standards towards creativity and innovation

The European Foundation for Quality Management, EFQM, was founded in October 1989 when the CEOs and Presidents of 67 European companies subscribed to their eight Fundamental Concepts and declared their commitment to achieving the EFQM mission and vision. The Foundation set up a team of experts, from industry and academia, to develop the EFQM Excellence Model, a holistic framework that can be applied to any organisation, regardless of size or sector. This was first used to support the assessment of organisations in the European Quality Award in 1992.


SQS: helping us build quality hotels from the ground up

The Swiss Association for Quality and Management Systems (SQS) is Switzerland’s leading organisation for certification and assessment services. It was founded in 1983 as one of the world’s first companies in this industry. Today, SQS operates internationally and has over 150 permanent employees in Switzerland, France and Italy and more than 250 freelancers around the world.