Henderson Wholesale, part of the Henderson Group has been awarded Silver accreditation against the Investors in People Standard.

The company employs more than 650 people from its Group headquarters in Mallusk, providing a broad range of business support services to over 450 independent stores who trade under the Group’s brands, including SPAR, EUROSPAR, VIVO, VIVOXTRA and VIVO Essentials.

Commenting on the achievement, Group HR Director Sam Davidson said; “We’re extremely proud to achieve the Silver Investors in People accreditation

“Our Wholesale business not only supplies a vast range of fresh and ambient foods from our warehouses, but we also have a huge team providing an array of support services for our retailers; everything from marketing to training and IT services, which positions our stores at the leading edge within the UK grocery sector.

“With this in mind, we always aim to provide the highest level of customer service, delivered by a team who are highly motivated thanks to the variety of work and growth opportunities within our company.

“This accreditation sits alongside recent Gold Standard recognition for our sister companies Henderson Retail and Henderson Foodservice, as well as an Accredited Award for Henderson Group Property, all demonstrating the Group’s commitment to achieving outstanding performance through excellent people management practices.’’

Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate Henderson Wholesale. Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to success. The company should be extremely proud of their achievement.”

Henderson Wholesale is one of four independent companies which make up the Henderson Group, employing 3,700 people locally and bringing a range of unique, diverse and competitive services and products to the industry across the island of Ireland.

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. Investors in People enables organisations to benchmark against the best in the business on an international scale.

For more information about Investors in People please visit www.investorsinpeople.com.

For more information on Henderson Group careers visit www.henderson-group.com/careers.