BCRS Business Loans has received national recognition for the way in which it leads, manages and supports its people.
The not-for-profit lender has long been applauded for its personal, supportive approach to customer service, but now its people management skills have been put to the test, and with impressive results.
BCRS Business Loans, which supports businesses across the West Midlands with access to finance, has been accredited as an Investor in People after surpassing the standard for better people management set out by the body.
To get to this stage BCRS had to go through rigorous assessments by the Investors in People framework to demonstrate the policies and procedures it has in place.
Sarah Moorhouse, Operations Director of BCRS Business Loans who oversaw the process, said: “We are delighted to have received Silver accreditation as an Investor in People especially as its first time BCRS has ever been through the process.
“We have worked hard to implement a new employee benefits programme, focusing on both personal and professional development, and an improved employee review system in recent years.
“Aside from operating to have a positive impact on local businesses and the regional economy, we understand the importance of supporting the very people that make that happen – our employees.
“That’s why we encourage our team members to achieve their full potential and ensure that they are valued, have a voice within our organisation and have clear communication streams. This helps to ensure our team members are happy and enjoy work, which is incredibly important to us,” concluded Sarah.
BCRS Business Loans supports businesses in the West Midlands and environs that are unable to secure finance from traditional lenders. With dedicated business loan funds in place, loans from £10,000 to £150,000 are available to viable businesses operating in most market sectors.
A loan from BCRS Business Loans can be used for a wide range of projects, including purchasing equipment, employing additional people, investing in marketing, working capital requirements and much more.
To discover more about BCRS Business Loans or to submit a fast track enquiry form, please visit bcrs.org.uk or call 0345 313 8410.