Elmtree Garden Contractors Ltd, Bristol based Landscaping and Ground Maintenance Services has been awarded accreditation in their reassessment against the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating their commitment to realising the potential of their people.

The company has grown over the past 50 years and is continuing to develop its landscaping and ground maintenance services to include contracts with housing developers as well as developing new markets including schools, hospitals and business parks. With offices based in rural Bristol, Elmtree has approximately 50 employees and is excited to be celebrating it’s 50th year of business. Elmtree have increased is size considerable within the last 5 years, and this has been challenging to do whilst at the same time supporting all employees and ensuring that the values of the company are not compromised and all staff feel respected. Elmtree strive to lead the way within their industry, for example becoming one of the first to have qualified Mental Health First Aiders within the company.

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.

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate Elmtree, Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, and an organisation committed to achieving success by realising the potential of their people. Elmtree should be extremely proud of their achievement.”

Commenting on the award, Paul Lynch, Managing Director said: “We are delighted to have our commitment to our people confirmed again. Investors in People has been a big part of our growth over the last 8 years, even prior to our first assessment in 2012. We have learned a lot as a company in how to manage our biggest asset (our people), ensure they develop to their potential and feel valued”.