Cloud Direct shortlisted in inaugural Investors in People awards

Cloud Direct shortlisted in inaugural Investors in People awards

Bath business, Cloud Direct, has been named as a top organisation for people management practice in the UK. The fast-growing cloud services company has been shortlisted in the Employer of the Year (2-49 employees) category, in the first ever Investors in People Awards.

The awards - which received more than 500 entries from all over the UK and across multiple sectors - will celebrate the best people management practices amongst Investors in People accredited businesses. Winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on 23 June.

The awards recognise excellence in areas such as leadership and management, rewarding and recognising employee achievements, social responsibility and business improvements. The Employer of the Year (2-49 employees) category specifically recognises best practice, measurable business success, excellence and innovation in people management practices, as well as a clear commitment to delivering tangible results in the future. Cloud Direct is shortlisted alongside five other companies.

Eliza Rawlings, managing director of Cloud Direct said: “Our people are the drivers of our business, and this award acknowledges our clear commitment to every single person at Cloud Direct. It is our competent, driven, happy people who spur the organic growth of the business and make Cloud Direct a great place to work.”

Paul Devoy, head of Investors in People, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the number and calibre of entries received for the inaugural Investors in People Awards. It’s fantastic to see so many organisations nominated, demonstrating great people management practice and a commitment to staff development. Cloud Direct should be extremely proud.”

Investors in People is the UK's leading accreditation for business improvement through people management, and provides a wealth of resources for businesses to innovate, improve and grow, with a focus on good people making great business. Cloud Direct holds an Investors in People gold accreditation.

Eliza said: “The Investors in People framework has guided us in implementing personal development plans for all our staff to ensure our competency development keeps pace with our high-growth business strategy. Most importantly, we use it to keep everyone engaged during these changing times, and keep them as involved as possible in decision-making, from planning to implementation and in the celebration of success.”

The Investors in People inaugural awards will be held at the Investors in People accredited London’s Landmark Hotel on 23 June, hosted by actor and writer Hugh Dennis. Tickets will be available from Wednesday 21 May at .

For the full shortlist, visit

For more information about Investors in People, please visit .


For more information, please contact:

Cloud / 0800 0789 437

Investors in People - / 020 7010 0818 or / 020 7010 0843

About Cloud Direct -

As a cloud broker with 10 years’ experience, Cloud Direct has helped 4,000 organisations grow by embracing the new world of cloud IT easily and securely.

Technology carefully selected and packaged for small and medium sized organisations, comes with one monthly bill and is supported 24/7. Cloud Direct works flexibly, according to each customers’ changing business requirements. The company supports business continuity, drives productivity and guarantees the availability and security of its customers’ infrastructure and applications.

Cloud Direct is ISO 270001 and government-level approved, and holds Investors in People – Gold.

About Investors in People

  • Investors in People makes people management excellence count. They exist to help businesses realise the potential of their people, improve standards and gain the accreditation to prove it.
  • Through the respected Standard, business insight and the IIP bank of tools and resources, organisations of all shapes and sizes can put their people first – and discover a brighter business future.
  • Over the last 20 years, IIP has helped more than 100,000 businesses around the world improve, using their Accreditation Framework to boost working culture, increase employee engagement and encourage game-changing leadership.
  • Investors in People is owned and managed by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, an executive non-departmental public body of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

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