Local trust company, Hawksford, has become the first organisation in Jersey to receive the prestigious Gold Standard accreditation from the UK’s leading membership body for learning professionals.  

The Learning and Performance Institute (LPI) accreditation represents a commitment by businesses to raise the standard of workplace learning and undertake a programme of continuous performance improvement.  

Hawksford has already gained recognition from the LPI and became the first ever trust company to receive accreditation in July 2013.  

The process for accreditation involves preparing a portfolio of evidence, assessing how Hawksford performed against 21 key performance indicators (KPIs). KPIs included marketing, client integrity, business links, course descriptions and post event evaluation. Hawksford achieved maximum and above average scores in 17 of the 21 KPIs.  

A six-hour assessment followed, in which the business’ processes, within the learning and development life cycle, were reviewed by an external consultant for the Learning and Performance Institute.  

Hawksford learning and development manager, Marisa Ballantyne, said: We are delighted to have been recognised by the LPI and now to receive Gold Accreditation is further testament to the commitment and investment Hawksford place on learning and development.  At Hawksford, we place client service at the heart of everything we do; providing top quality learning and development opportunities ensures we are able to deliver consistently high standards of service and helps to increase employee engagement.     

The Learning and Performance Institute is a global institute for learning and development professionals. Accreditation is applicable to any organisation engaged in the learning sector, including technologies providers, training departments and training providers.  

The institute’s accreditation is recognised as the practical standard in the learning and development industry today and is a requirement for many training tenders in government and global corporations.