Jim Roach, ARV Solutions Managing Director has been shortlisted for the Investors In People Award for People’s Manager of the Year.

The team at ARV Solutions nominated Jim and are thrilled he has been shortlisted. Investors In People note that ‘the standard of applications this year has been incredibly high so being shortlisted is a fantastic achievement’.

We would love for you to help us get Jim and ARV Solutions further by voting for him. Let us tell you a bit about why the team nominated Jim.  

Jim was nominated by the team due to his unique and inspiring leadership and his support and encouragement regarding professional development.  Led by Jim ARV Solutions genuinely aim to Add Real Value to what we do, ensuring the company is outcome led rather than fee led, leads to a better working environment and healthier atmosphere within the office with a focus on ‘team effort’. People love their jobs at ARV Solutions and the working environment Jim helps create. 

From Jim’s leadership, we now have a leadership team capable of developing new recruits through both training and mentorship in the same culture. Our strong year on year growth and recent award as Investors In People Gold, achieved at our very first attempt is testament to this. Jim’s leadership and vision was no doubt a key factor in the significant IIP accreditation ARV received. “People believe ARV Solutions to be a great place to work. There is an inspiring leader who encourages a culture of open and honest communication.” Investors In People assessor.

Winners of the Investors In People Awards will be announced at an award ceremony in London on 23rd November. The team at ARV Solutions would love you to vote for Jim to win the ‘People’s Manager of the Year’ award. You can cast your vote up until 22 September.


Here are the highlights of the submission which led to Jim making the shortlist:

He has developed our recruitment business with a new model based on service, to gain repeat and referral business rather than the traditional sales approach (90% of our clients are repeat or referred now)

•Grown from 1 to 10 staff with plans to get to 25 in next 3 years

•Lead by a drive to fill the jobs properly rather than focus on the fees

•Shared commissions among all staff encouraging our collaborative team environment

•Development of leaders and leadership skills within the business

•Leading through example and through coaching and mentoring

•Genuinely open and supportive, honest and ethical 

• Strong communication through regular appraisals, and one to ones, weekly whole team meetings, and senior staff meetings to empower them in the running of the business.

•We are passionate and knowledgeable about our clients’ business and the offsite construction sector

•Encouraged all our staff to build strong relationships across our client sectors through exhibiting at trade events, sponsoring and attending industry awards, and recently judging awards

•We are active members of our client sector trade associations: STA, MPBA and TRADA – the only recruitment business to be invited into all of these.

•Encouragement and financial support for gaining professional qualifications

•Implemented an Advanced Apprenticeship scheme

•All staff take responsibility for continuous improvement

You can read the full awards submission here and we thank you for taking the time to vote!

About the Investors In People Awards

The  Awards celebrate the best people management  practices amongst  Investors in  People accredited businesses.  Winners are announced at a  spectacular awards ceremony and  dinner at Old  Billingsgate, London, on 23 November 2017. Finalists represent the best of the best worldwide.The 12 Awards categories recognise the  organisations that  have achieved the highest standards. There are a range of Awards categories, focusing on the main elements of what it means to be an Investor in People, from Excellence in Leadership and Management to Excellence in Social Responsibility to Lead of the the Year  and  Best  Newcomer.  The  Awards  provide  the  opportunity to benchmark against  high performing  organisations  globally. In  2017,  a  new  category  has  been  introduced  called  the  Apprentice Employer of the year. This new category focuses on the organisations that lead, support and develop their apprentices well for both business and individual results. ”Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “Once again wehave been overwhelmedby the number

”Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “Once again we have been overwhelmed by the number and calibre  of entries  received for theInvestors in People Awards. It’s fantastic to see so many organisations  nominatedfor  outperforming  in  their  sector,  demonstrating great  people  management practiceand a commitment to staff development.”