Double Gold for consultant law firm

Consultant-style law firm Setfords are one of just 25 companies globally to achieve double gold accreditations as part of its Investors in People assessment; and the only law firm to have achieved the landmark. 

Investors in People is a recognised accreditation setting industry standards for people management and leadership. Following their silver accreditations for “We Invest in People” and “We Invest in Wellbeing” in 2023, Setfords’ 2024 Investors in People assessment resulted in them being awarded Gold in both accreditations.

On its website, Investors in People (IIP) say around 85% of employees are not engaged at work, and just under three quarters would leave if the right opportunity came along. IIP is a global accreditation and benchmark, recognising companies that can demonstrate a clear commitment to their people, fostering a culture of continued engagement, development, and investment. The assessment process includes review of firms’practices, policies, leadership, and strategy conducted by independent assessors and includes information and feedback from employees from across the business.

Commenting on the recognition, Chris & Guy Setford, Co-CEOs of Setfords said

“We are thrilled to have been awarded the double Gold Accreditation, becoming the only law firm in the world to have achieved this standard. Investing in people and their wellbeing was a founding principle at Setfords and it has contributed to the firm’s organic growth in recent years, with lawyer numbers and turnover more than doubling since 2020. The accreditations have validated this approach.”

They point to Setfords’ inclusion in The Sunday Times Best Places to Work, and recognition as a Most Loved Workplace by the Best Practice Institute as further evidence of this commitment.

Paul Deovoy, CEO of Investors in People adds

“We’d like to congratulate Setfords on their long term commitment to investing in their people’s development and wellbeing. Achieving the double recognition of Gold accreditation, for both We Invest in People and We Invest in Wellbeing is a mark of excellence that few organisations can match. It places the organisation within an elite group of firms that understand the value of supporting their people to achieve their potential to create a healthy and high performing workplace.”

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