Preston College Shortlisted for UK Employer of the Year

Preston College has made the final shortlist for Employer of the Year GOLD (250+ employees) in The Investors in People Awards 2021. In a record-breaking year for entries, with nearly three hundred organisations involved, this is an outstanding achievement and one that everyone at Preston College is proud of.

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.

Gill Thornton, Head of Human Resource at Preston College said “Earlier this year we were awarded the Investors in People Gold award and having been identified by them as one of the Top 20 UK Gold Employers, we were invited to enter for this award. We’re all very excited to be shortlisted as a finalist. It’s a brilliant acknowledgement of how our value driven culture has supported both our staff and learners to achieve their full potential, and this shortlisting speaks great volumes as to the progression we are making as a large employer within Lancashire.”

Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, commented:

“Now in our 8th year, it always makes me feel immensely proud to see so many fantastic organisations staking their claim to be the best. And every year, the entries do get more and more competitive and the judging even tighter. Reaching the final shortlist is a testament to the amazing commitment these organisations are making to make work better for their people, and they truly deserve this recognition.”

The Winners will be announced at an online ceremony on Tuesday 23rd November 2021.

For the full shortlist and more information about Investors in People please visit


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