December 6, 2020

Sobell Rhodes receives top award, “Investors in People, Platinum”


We are proud to announce that Sobell Rhodes LLP, INAA member in the UK was just awarded the highest level of accreditation - "Investors in People, Platinum".

This is the highest level award possible within Investors in People, with only 2% of applicants achieving Platinum. Sobell Rhodes is one of the only accountancy firms in England to be awarded Platinum.

The Investors in People (IIP) accreditation is regarded as the leading award in the UK, as well as 66 countries around the world, for recognising organisations that are great places to work, due to the excellent support, management and training they provide to their people.


Paul Devoy, the CEO of Investors in People, said, “Sobell Rhodes getting Platinum accreditation is a remarkable effort for any organisation and an incredible achievement. Every one of you should be proud. We are so impressed, congratulations again!”


Despite all the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, being awarded the IIP Platinum standard means, Sobell Rhodes’ exceptional people support and management practices are embedded throughout the firm and its intrinsic values are recognised as being at the heart of everything they do.


Managing Partner, Andrew Rhodes commented “My abiding belief is that only by supporting, encouraging and developing our people to the highest standards, can we deliver the outstanding service and advice that we promise to our clients. Obtaining IIP Platinum has provided us with the best possible framework to deliver that promise and is a testimony to the commitment and dedication of all of our people at Sobell Rhodes.”


The Investor in People accreditation process is a rigorous assessment methodology, which sets the benchmark for excellent people management and leadership within organisations. There are four levels of accreditation, Standard, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

In a comprehensive report, the IIP assessor acknowledged the firm’s efforts, saying, “The continuous improvements over the past 3 years are an illustration of how a very good organisation has absorbed feedback to become a truly high performing one, thoroughly deserving of its Platinum status.”


Sobell Rhodes Partner, Adam Shelley, who led the IIP accreditation process, said, “We are very excited and proud of this achievement, especially as it was a real team effort. Every single one of our people contributed in one way or another. Our next challenge – after a little celebration – will be to build upon this success and seek out ways to develop and continuously drive even higher our standards of leadership, wellbeing and people management.”

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