Philippine based business Southville International School & College (SISC) has been named as a leader in people management practice globally, having been a finalist in the Best Newcomer (International) category in the third annual Investors in People Awards. New to the Investors in People family, finalists in this category show an incredible passion, dedication and unswerving commitment to investing in their workforce.

The Awards, which received over 300 entries internationally, celebrates the best people management practices amongst Investors in People accredited businesses. Winners are announced at a spectacular awards ceremony and dinner on 29 June 2016 at Old Billingsgate, London. Finalists represent the best of the best worldwide.

Southville International School & College (SISC) was nominated for its particular achievements in seeing investing in people as not a choice, but a necessity. Motivated and empowered teachers will lead to motivated and empowered students. SISC is to be commended for the achievement of IIP Gold. Its testament to the organizations focus on achieving its mission and implementing its improvement strategy. Looking at the impact already attained, by the actions implemented, there is already a knock on effect of improving teacher and student satisfaction.

The awards categories recognise the accredited 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 Leader of the Year and Best Newcomer. The Awards provide the opportunity to benchmark against high performing organisations globally.

Phi Anh T. De Castro, SISC commented “It is a privilege to be nominated for this award; a clear indication of the dedication and hard work the team has invested in the business.”

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


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About Investors in People
Investors in People is the Standard for people management. The international people management Standard defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people well for sustainable results.

With a community of 14,000 organisations across 75 countries, successful accreditation against the Standard is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to sustained success.

Based on a tried and tested framework and a rigorous process of assessment, organisations that meet the Investors in People Standard proudly display their accreditation to the world because they understand that it’s people that make the difference.

Since 1991, the standard has evolved to keep pace with modern practices. The current sixth generation was launched internationally in 2015.

There are four levels of accreditation; Accredited, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

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