Aberdeen-based PCL Group has become the first IT company headquartered in the city to gain Investors in People (IIP).
Established by CEO Jeanette Forbes 15 years ago PCL Group, a total cabling and IT service provider to the offshore, marine, commercial, industrial and renewable sectors, now employs a team of engineers and support staff.
Formed in 1991, Investors in People was established by the UK Government to help organisations get the best from their people. Accreditation is recognised across the world as a mark of excellence with organisations undergoing a rigorous and objective assessment to determine if they meet the criteria for an IIP standard.
Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People said: “Achieving Investors in People is something that any organisation should be truly proud. It is the sign of a company which is truly committed to good people management practice and we’d like to congratulate PCL Group on their achievement.”
PCL Group was commended on its strong, dedicated team of staff members who have a tremendous sense of ownership and pride in working for the company, who think it is a wonderful company to work for and who are committed to its future success. The company was also praised for it’s on the job training, informal coaching and mentoring which were seen as key strengths.
“We are delighted to have received this accreditation,” said Jeanette. “Although we operate on a global basis we are a locally founded, locally owned company. Our strength has always been in our people so we wanted to acknowledge the contribution they make by working towards IIP accreditation. We really see the value in this and now plan to work towards Investors in Young People.”
Scottish businesswoman Jeanette Forbes will be a featured speaker at the ‘Gulf Intelligence Women in Energy Summit’, which takes place in Doha this week.
Forbes, CEO of the PCL Group in Aberdeen, was invited to take part in the summit to address delegates on “Technology: Clearing the path for women to work in technical field?”
She will speak about how the application of new technologies has been a trigger for greater diversification in the energy industry and the new opportunities for women to enter the sector.
During the summit, which is being held in association with the Qatari Businesswomen Association, she will also take part in an International Leadership Panel which will discuss “Four decades of change – what are the key battles ahead?”
Scottish businesswoman Jeanette Forbes is to be one of the featured speakers at the Gulf Intelligence Women in Energy Summit which takes place next week in Doha, Qatar.
Jeanette, CEO of the PCL Group in Aberdeen, was invited to take part in the summit to address delegates on “Technology: Clearing the path for women to work in technical field?” In her talk she will speak about how the application of new technologies has been a trigger for greater diversification in the energy industry and the new opportunities for women to enter the sector.
During the summit, which is being held in association with the Qatari Businesswomen Association, she will also take part in an International Leadership Panel which will discuss “Four decades of change – what are the key battles ahead?” Other panellists include Lady Barbara Judge, a member of the UAE Advisory Board for the Development of Peaceful Energy and the Chairs of both the World Energy Council and the World Petroleum Council Youth Committee.
Jeanette said it was “a huge privilege” to be invited to speak at the event.
Jeanette Forbes, CEO of the PCL Group, has been recognised as the country’s best female mentor in the national Mentorsme Excellence in Woman’s Enterprise Mentoring 2014 Awards.
Jeanette picked up the Best Mentor Award for her work with the Scottish Chambers of Commerce Business Mentoring Partnership at a gala ceremony in London which recognised the contribution of more than 100 female entrepreneurs across the UK who are involved in mentoring programmes.
PCL Group provides a full range of IT, telecoms and computer services to the offshore, marine, commercial and industrial sectors and Jeanette has been at the forefront of promoting and encouraging opportunities for women in the energy sector for a number of years. She has been a member of the Chamber’s business mentoring partnership for several years, providing one-to-one mentoring for women across a number of business sectors.
Jeanette, who was nominated for the award by one of the women she mentors, said she was delighted to receive the award. (more…)