Petworth based Hardware Associates Limited, a leading provider of refurbished IT equipment to public sector organisations, schools and universities, has been awarded accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating their commitment to high performance through good people management.

Hardware Associates has been trading since 1997 specialising in the supply of refurbished IT spares and quality 2nd user complete PC's and laptops with a focus on Dell and Apple Mac.

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.

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

Commenting on the award, Karen Champness, Director, said: “We are thrilled to achieve IIP accreditation.The Standard award is very challenging and Hardware’s success is a reflection and acknowledgement of the effort of everyone who works here.”

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