OTD named ‘Employer of the Year’ at Investors in People Awards 2021 

OTD has been awarded one of the highest accolades for people management at The Investors in People Awards 2021.


We have been announced as the winner of UK Employer of the Year – Gold (2-49) award at a virtual ceremony, ahead of ten other shortlisted companies.


Assessors praised OTD for its approachable and supportive leadership style, clear employee objectives, innovative use of technology and an effective employee wellbeing structure, which is regularly reviewed and communicated.


OTD is based on Ludgate Hill in the Jewellery Quarter and is the only employer headquartered in Birmingham to have been recognised at this year’s awards.


We have developed a reputation for designing and delivering life-changing leadership and development coaching programmes since our formation in 2007. We deliver virtual and face-to-face provision on behalf of blue-chip companies including Under Armour, Samsung, Bayer and Allergan and employs more than 120 people, including a team of global business coaches.


OTD has already been recognised with a prestigious ‘We invest in people, gold’ accreditation by Investors in People, which places the company in the top 17% of more than 50,000 accredited organisations to have achieved gold worldwide.


The Investors in People Awards celebrate the very best organisations and individuals from around the world across various organisational, people, wellbeing and leadership categories.


Each year hundreds of organisations from the UK and abroad battle it out to take home one of the sought after trophies to show their award-winning commitment to investing in their people. Nearly three hundred organisations were involved in 2021, making it a record-breaking year for entries.


Rebecca Farnworth, head of operations OTD, said: “This is an outstanding achievement and one that everyone at OTD is extremely proud of. Our core values are all about inspiring people and creating a great environment to work in, whether that’s through supporting the health and wellbeing of employees or providing ongoing learning and development opportunities. This award demonstrates the hard work and dedication our team has invested in the business and we’re thrilled to have won.


“Our ambition is to keep on improving. Every time we receive a recommendation from IiP, we take it as an opportunity to invest further in our people and make a positive difference. Regular reviews are a key part of our success and we are already putting plans in place to secure a platinum accreditation in the future.”


Paul Devoy, Investors in People, commented: “The Investors in People Awards 2021 was a record breaking year in regards to the number of entries and number of organisations taking part. I am so proud of every organisation that entered this year, demonstrating their fantastic commitment to making work better. And as a winner, OTD really stands out amongst the crowd. A huge well done to all involved!”

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