Investors in People Scotland has a new name: ‘Re:markable’

Chief executive Peter Russian and chairman Linda Urquhart.

Investors in People Scotland, best known for its delivery of the Investors in People accreditation, has a new name: Re:markable. The organisation said it reflects its “re-positioning as an organisation development business and its wider service offering to support business and economic growth”. The new brand was being unveiled this evening in Edinburgh by Keith Brown, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work.

The internationally recognised Investors in People accreditation (IIP) and Investors in Young People (IIYP) will remain the flagship services, complemented by the roll-out of new services later this year, it said. “Today marks a new era for Investors in People in Scotland,” said chief executive Peter Russian. “We’re building on the best of what we do, and responding to the increasing demands from organisations who are looking for specific help and support in addressing the changing challenges of today’s workplace.

“We’ve steadily diversified from one to seven services over the last decade and it’s important that our brand reflects our expanded portfolio with a contemporary identity. We remain committed to the Investors in People accreditation as an award of quality. We will continue to improve our services by working with Scottish, UK and international partners to share the latest thinking and research on leading practice. People are the key to making organisations remarkable and we believe they perform better when they develop and give more control to their employees.”

Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Mr Keith Brown added: “Re:markable. A very apt new name for an organisation which has delivered so much for employees, employers and the economy since it launched in 1991. There is only one thing we know for definite when it comes to work in the 21st century, and that is change – and often fast paced change – is inevitable. So it’s great to see this organisation evolve to be more flexible, and actually expand its offer, to meet the demands of a modern day economy and workforce in Scotland.”

Remarkable’s team of 35 Specialists support organisations by delivering expert advice from IIP accreditation to key business issues including people management, improving performance, skills, leadership, employee engagement, developing young people and improving health and wellbeing in the workplace.