SOUTH Gloucestershire and Stroud (SGS) College has been awarded for being in the top seven per cent of organisations across the UK who believe in realising the potential of their people.

The college has been awarded the Investors in People Gold Standard, the UK's leading accreditation for business improvement through people management, and provides a wealth of resources for businesses to innovate, improve and grow, with a focus on good people making great business.

Paul Devoy, head of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate SGS College on their gold standard. Such a high level of accreditation is the sign of great people management practice, and demonstrates a commitment to staff development and shows an organisation committed to being the very best it can be.

“SGS College should be extremely proud of their achievement.”

SGS College employs over 1000 people across three main campuses in Stroud, Filton and Stoke Gifford as well as many local community venues, welcoming around 15,500 full-time and part-time students of all ages every year.

There are also centres in the centre of Bristol, at the West of England School of Art and at the Bristol Zoo and Gardens.

Sara-Jane Watkins, vice principal and deputy CEO, said: “I would like to congratulate all of those involved in our Investors in People assessment.

“I am delighted that the college received the Gold accolade in recognition of the support and development the college gives its staff.”