Friday, 2 December 2011


The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) are pleased to announce that Investors in People (IiP) have recognised our commitment to people in the MCA with their coveted silver award. 
After visiting 23 locations, interviewing 15% of our staff and volunteers and holding detailed discussions with our senior managers, the results were presented to our Executive Board by the IiP Managing Assessor yesterday.  The MCA now joins 322 organisations out of the 40,000 in the scheme who have received the silver award.
The MCA was particularly praised for its learning and development activities, culture of continuous improvement, the way we share knowledge throughout the organisation and our culture of equality and diversity.
MCA Chief Executive, Sir Alan Massey said:
"I am absolutely thrilled that our commitment to good people practice, and the pride our people feel in working for this organisation have been recognised with this prestigious award.  Our people are genuinely our greatest asset, and it is hugely qualifying to receive formal endorsement of the way we are striving to develop them and to improve the organisation that they support so loyally and effectively.”


Notes to Editors
  1. Launched in 1991, Investors in People is the UK's leading people management standard. Its a business improvement tool designed to help all kinds of organisations develop performance through their people.
In April 2010, strategic ownership transferred to the UK Commission for Employment and Skills who are now responsible for developing and maintaining its integrity.  
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