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TIGA Achieves Investors in People Bronze Status

TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry, has been presented with a prestigious national award.

TIGA was awarded the Investors in People Bronze award for demonstrating a degree of excellence in the way they develop and support their staff.

The Bronze award is achieved by just 5.22% of Investors in People recognised organisations in the UK. The Investors in People Standard is awarded to well-run organisations, which demonstrate good management practice with a high emphasis on best practice people management and development.

Recipients of the Bronze award, of which there are some 1,100 in the country, go beyond the minimum requirements and demonstrate an additional 26 or more pieces of evidence needed to achieve the Investors in People core Standard.

TIGA is a uniquely structured organisation: it has one full time employee and four part time highly skilled contractors. It is also a virtual organisation with team members working remotely across the UK. TIGA has achieved significant progress over the last four years: its membership has tripled; it was awarded ‘trade association of the year’ by the Trade Association Forum in 2010 and 2011; and it secured Games Tax Relief for the UK video games and digital publishing sector in the March 2012 Budget (a measure which effectively reduces the cost of the games production and so makes the UK more competitive).

Dr Richard Wilson, CEO at TIGA, said: “At TIGA we are intent on building an enduring organisation, the best in its class, and one that continually improves. I am privileged to work with some extremely talented individuals who have helped to make TIGA the success that it is today: Vanessa Joyce, Richard Lee, Suzi Stephenson and Nisha Valand. To have achieved Investors in People Bronze Level status demonstrates that TIGA is ambitious, high performing and focused on enabling our members to achieve their potential. Achieving Bronze Level status IiP confirms that TIGA is on track and is a reflection of the ability of the TIGA team.”

John Telfer, Managing Director of Inspiring Business Performance Ltd (IBP), the Investors in People Centre for London and the South of England, said: “Being presented with the Bronze award is a well deserved achievement for TIGA. I would like to congratulate the organisation and its people on their commitment to continuous improvement, and encourage other businesses to learn from their fantastic example.”

Research shows that organisations of any type and size that adopt a comprehensive approach to people development perform better than those without, indicated by higher gross profits per employee, higher profit margins and higher productivity. Companies that have achieved the Investors in People Standard also have higher levels of trust, co-operation and commitment than their competitors.

*information correct at end of March 2012 and provided by the United Kingdom Commission for Employment and Skills.

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