BIBAs win was ‘a seal of approval’

Winning at The BIBAs has given Lancashire firm Connect Childcare a “seal of approval” for the quality of its services, its boss has said.

Chief Executive Chris Reid, who founded the winner of the Employer of the Year award, said it demonstrated its commitment to developing its workforce.

He said the employment practices, rewards programmes and employee engagement opportunities Connect Childcare offered had been recognised by the awards’ judges.

Mr Reid said: “I really can’t think of a better award to win as our employees at Connect are the cornerstone to our success both now and in the future. Our team is aligned to a very strong purpose (Improving outcomes for children) and we’ve tried to build an open culture underpinned by shared values in order to achieve our goals.”

The Employer of the Year category, sponsored by Preston’s College, is one of 20 prizes up for grabs at this year’s BIBAs.

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