Star Refrigeration retains prestigious Platinum & Gold Investors in People accreditations

The company celebrates highest people focused accolades for investing in its employees

Cooling and heating sector experts, Star Refrigeration, are proud holders of Platinum and Gold Investors in People (IIP) and Investors in Young People (IIYP) awards, respectively, maintaining the company’s high standard since their 2020 accreditations.

This prestigious award places Star Refrigeration at the highest levels of business standards under the IIP’s ‘We Invest In People’ framework, recognising best practice in policies and practices designed to support, develop and reward staff and ensuring the approach is embedded into all aspects of the organisation.

Nadia Rae, Group HR Director at Star Refrigeration, said, “We’re delighted to receive our reaccreditation for Investors In People and Investors In Young People. Maintaining Platinum status is a significant achievement, recognising the strength of our values focused culture and commitment to creating a positive environment for our people to develop, progress and reach their full potential.”

“Stand out areas highlighted from the IIP review feedback from Star employees included the positive culture of collaboration and sharing successes, alongside the company’s highly valued benefits package. Additionally, under the IIYP framework our progress with recruitment onto our training pathways and Star’s STEM engagement via schools, colleges and higher education institutes were also recognised. Although Star Refrigeration has a long-standing commitment to developing young people, over the last few years we have broadened our approach to recruitment and attraction, allowing us to attract the best young talent in the industry.”

Star Refrigeration’s Investors in People journey started in 2003. The independent benchmarking against the IIP framework, coupled with feedback from employees has helped shape the company’s strategic focus on people. Alongside its Platinum ranking, Star also retained its Gold accreditation for Investors In Young People, an award that recognises and celebrates the company’s strong commitment to providing opportunities for those beginning their careers in a variety of roles within the cooling, air conditioning, and heat pumps sector.

Specialist Nicola Dillon praised Star Refrigeration’s’ achievement: “On behalf of IIP CIC, I would like to wholeheartedly congratulate Star Refrigeration on retaining the prestigious Investors in People Platinum accreditation. The IIP Platinum accreditation is the highest accolade that can be achieved against the Investors in People Standard and is currently held by only 7% of IIP accredited organisations.

Star Refrigeration have a strong culture of leadership and trust where people are consistently empowered to make decisions at every level. Their culture of recognition and reward, holding each other accountable to living their values and investing in developing their people to reach their potential, is what drives their outstanding business success.”

For over 50 years, since the company’s inception, Star Refrigeration has consistently placed employee engagement and advancement at the centre of what they do. This commitment aligns with their mission to attract the best talent and retain staff long term, offering varied and interesting career opportunities. A large part of Star Refrigeration’s success can be attributed to its transparent and open culture, supported by its cross-departmental Communication and Continuous Improvement Team. This team supports employees to engage in workplace improvement initiatives and plays a key role in the company’s future success.

Investors In People is a purpose before profit community organisation that strives to award companies that make work better and currently includes 15,000 organisations spread across 75 countries. It gives its platinum accreditation to businesses that demonstrate they are continually looking for ways to improve their workplace and that recognise all their employees have a valuable part to play.

To find out more about Star Refrigeration’s employee oriented workplace and view what Star personnel have to say about working at the company, visit

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Star Refrigeration retains prestigious Platinum & Gold Investors in People accreditations

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