A HEADHUNTING company is the first Sussex-based business to win the prestigious Platinum Investors in People Award.

The accreditation recognises excellence in people management - a benchmark win for expand, which is based in Edge House, Bond Street.

The Investors in People framework sets a global standard for better people management, defining what it takes to lead, manage and support for sustainable results.

Platinum, the highest-level award, is currently only held by one per cent of companies accredited by Investors in People globally.

expand joins 14,000 global companies who are accredited by Investors in People following rigorous assessment and comparison processes.

CEO Samantha Maxwell-Reed said: “We are enormously proud to win the Platinum Award with Investors in the People.

“We’ve worked extremely hard to pin expand on the map as a remarkable employer and to be the first in Sussex to be recognised for this is an honour.

“We can’t wait to build on this accreditation.

“Growing our culture of excellence for our team and investing with our own people has always been at the heart of expand.

“We love our city and we’re big believers in the people that live in it.”

expand is an international recruitment firm.

Samantha said: “expand is dedicated to not only providing a personal, high-calibre service to clients, but place immense value and investment in their own growing workforce.

“Established in 1998, our collaborative team of experts have worked hard on creating innovative, award winning best practices through an innate understanding of what people need and want.

“Investors in People enables organisations to benchmark against the best in the business on an international scale.

“Our platinum award praises our attributes including responsiveness to employees, openness to change, and creation of a high-performance culture.

“This distinguished award recognises us among the best in the world when it comes to people management.

For more information about expand visit www.expandexecutivesearch.com

Investors in People is the Standard for people management.

The people management Standard defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people well for sustainable results.