Winner of the Diversity Champion Award & International Inclusion Award Corporate Sector 2022
Lingwood Security are very pleased to announce that we have been awarded the winner of the Diversity Champion Award and International Inclusion Award from Diversiton.
This fantastic achievement is the result of a great deal of hard work by staff from all areas of our team.
Diversiton (established in 2003) has sought to encourage and promote inclusion, respect and opportunities for everyone at work and in our wider world. They introduced the Diversity Calendar in 2003 and the Awards in 2013. Their Awards are now well established and recognised across all industries.
The awards process is handled by an independent assessor who made the following positive observations about Lingwood Security Management:
- Great to see the implementation of a Social Value Policy and the appointment of a Social Value Champion.
- The decision to participate in the Kickstart Initiatives is another example of commitment to the local community and is complimented by the shop local initiatives – both good examples of commitment to engaging with and supporting the community at large.
- Staff volunteering in local foodbanks and fundraisers supported as the organisation is a positive contribution to inclusion and equality.
- The engagement with the supply chain sustainability school offers the opportunity for wider dissemination of equality and inclusion regarding procurement as well as in an internal operational context.
- Online portal giving staff access to experts such as doctors and nutritionist is a positive support to staff.
- Participation in the Career Transition Partnership and the goal to achieve Gold Status by December 2022 is a sign of organisational commitment to continue to expand in the development of an inclusion strategy.
- Good to see mental health training of staff working with NHS; Samaritans’ managing suicide awareness training and dementia training noted in submission. Also well noted that the training is cascaded to all employees regardless of whether they are working at NHS facilities. A clear indicator of companywide buy-in to the importance of staff wellbeing.
- Compliance with ISO 9001:2015 in quality management systems and using the framework for measurement of employee development and wellbeing is a progressive model to support and ensure equality, diversity and welfare of staff. Using the weekly supervisors’ visits to flag any support and development needs and following up to meet these needs is a system that is fit for purpose to support staff on the many client sites being serviced.
- Annual review and interview of staff and agreement on action plan of training, professional development and support for each member post-appraisal is a solid system to ensure staff feel supported and benefit from continuous professional development.
- Very impressive list of volunteering and giving back to the local community through support from staff, an excellent example of a company culture that understands the importance of giving back to the wider community. Also noted that staff and company take on the responsibility of raising community awareness about dementia.
We are proud of our current staff training and support systems, having worked hard to introduce and develop them in recent years, so this award is a very satisfying recognition of the work that has gone into it.
Speaking following the award, Alan Lingwood, Director, said: “Wow, what an achievement! To say I am proud of the team is an understatement. We have invested a lot of time and resources into delivering a better package for our employees across the board. We also strive to engage with the community wherever possible, and look to support local initiatives, alongside our work with the NHS. It’s great to see all of this recognised and brought under one fantastic award. My thanks to the team at Diversiton for considering us for this award. The challenge now is drive up our standards further, and ensure we can retain this next year.”