Supervalu Ballymoney - IIP Award

MCCOOL’S SuperValu, Ballymoney has been crowned winner of the Best Newcomer category (up to 249 employees) at the annual Investors in People Awards 2016, the leading industry event recognising high performance in people management.

The Awards, which received over 300 entries from organisations working in a variety of sectors and locations across the globe, celebrate the best people management practices amongst businesses.

New to the Investors in People family, finalists in the Best Newcomer category show an incredible passion, dedication and unswerving commitment to investing in their workforce. They have a clear understanding of what they want to achieve and genuinely care about their people and their future.

SuperValu Ballymoney was presented with its award at the ceremony in Old Billingsgate, London, hosted by comedian Sally Phillips.

SuperValu Ballymoney store owner, Peter McCool said: “We are immensely proud to have won this award and is testament to the hard work and dedication demonstrated by the whole team, who are so committed in their roles across the store. We were honoured to have been nominated for this award but to walk away with it is fantastic and I would like to thank everyone for their continued support throughout the years”

The judging panel commented “This is an impressive turnaround story of an organisation using its people through a change process, with real impact.”

SuperValu Sales Director, Nigel Maxwell said, “Well done to everyone at SuperValu Ballymoney for being named Best Newcomer at the Investors in People Awards 2016. This award highlights the hard work and great team spirit in SuperValu Ballymoney which has been so deservedly recognised with this award.”

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “Once again we have been overwhelmed by the number and calibre of entries received for the Investors in People Awards. It’s fantastic to see so many organisations nominated for outperforming in their sector, demonstrating great people management practice and a commitment to staff development, all winners should feel extremely proud.”

Investors in People is a global people management Standard. The Standard defines what it takes to effectively lead, support and manage people for sustainable results.

SuperValu is a leading foodmarket convenience brand for independent retailers in Northern Ireland providing real food from the heart of Northern Ireland.  SuperValu believes in quality local food that is from here and for here, which is why, every year, we sell in excess of £105 million worth of products from Northern Ireland in our stores; this helps to sustain jobs in local communities across the province.

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