SteppingStones has once again been awarded the Investors in People Platinum Accreditation, the highest level of accreditation by Investors in People (IIP), further cementing the organization as an international leader in how they support their people both personally and professionally through engagement, wellbeing and positive organizational culture.

This is the third time SteppingStones has been formerly recognized by IIP for having excellent, outstanding and industry leading people practices. SteppingStones Investors in People journey started in 2015 after being awarded the Investors in People Gold accreditation. In 2019 SteppingStones was the first company on the North American side of the Atlantic Ocean to receive IIP Platinum accreditation. Platinum is the highest level of accreditation possible to achieve on the We invest in people accreditation and something only 2% of IIP organizations achieve.

“To once again be awarded Investors in People Platinum level accreditation is a great achievement. Pam, Rosie and I are beyond thrilled and honored to receive such a high level of accomplishment.” said Milly Serpell, SteppingStones Founder and Managing Director. “These past few years have been challenging for so many organizations and the pace of change so rapid that establishing positive people practices has never been more important. Under Pam and Rosie’s leadership the team have become incredibly resilient, agile, innovative, creative, and resourceful whilst always finding time for fun.”

“We find embracing IIP within our short- and long-term business planning helps us stay true to our culture and values and we believe this is critical to our success. I could not be prouder of our team for helping us work toward this achievement particularly after the last two years of uncertainty and challenges”.

“As SteppingStones Assessor, I am hugely proud of their achievement as an IIP Platinum organization.” said Gillian McMurtrie, Investors in People Assessor. “SteppingStones has an extraordinary heart and a genuine affection for each other, their clients, and the community at large that shines through every interaction. The whole team is full of energy and passionate about what they do. Their achievement is seeing growth in the people they work with, and in their words, supporting them to be ‘awesome’.”

Mrs. McMurtrie went on to say, “I would like to add a quote from Pablo Picasso I put in the report to summarize this organization. – “Every now and then one paints a picture that seems to have opened a door and serves as a stepping stone to other things.” – The SteppingStones team paints pictures for people every day that open new and exciting doors for them that are stepping stones to their success. A Platinum Investors in People award is an amazing achievement, and this organization is full of amazing people.”

Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate SteppingStones. Platinum accreditation on We invest in people is a remarkable effort for any organization, and places SteppingStones in fine company with a host of organizations that understand the value of people.”

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