Cadwaladers achieves Gold Investors in People award

Thursday 24th January

Cadwaladers recognised as a Gold Investors in People


Diane Brierley, proudly announces Gold Investors in People award
The CEO of Cadwaladers, Diane Brierley

Cadwaladers, the Welsh-based Ice cream and specialist Coffee store chain are proud to announce that they have been awarded a Gold accreditation against the Investors in People Standard. This demonstrates their commitment to realising the potential of their people. As a Gold standard workplace, Cadwaladers lead the way for excellent job satisfaction and development of people.

Commenting on the award, Diane Brierley, the owner and CEO said “We are so proud of our Management Team and all our staff in achieving the Gold Investor in People accreditation. We believe that by ensuring our people understand how much they are valued have improved standards. This includes emphasising the importance of recognition and reward. As well as this fantastic achievement, we have at the same time grown turnover.”


Demonstrating world class best practice with Investors in People

Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. Underpinning the Standard is the Investors in People framework, reflecting the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry. Working with clients across the globe, Investors in People enables organisations to benchmark against the best in the business on an international scale.

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate Cadwaladers. Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, and an organisation committed to achieving success by realising the potential of their people. Cadwaladers should be extremely proud of their achievement.”

Still the best ice cream in Wales

Cadwaladers have seven stores across Wales with one store in England at Trentham Gardens, Stoke on Trent.  They are most famous for their ‘secret recipe’ vanilla ice cream which was originally developed in 1927 at its Criccieth store by Hannah Cadwalader. Cadwaladers vanilla ice cream has such a unique taste that it continues to bring its customers back time after time. The Company now sell a large range of flavours and a wide range of sundaes. They also offer a new range that is suitable for vegan, dairy and gluten intolerant diet. Together with its range of speciality teas and superb specially blended coffee, Cadwaladers sell delicious cakes and a wide food offering for breakfast, brunch, lunch and all-day dining.

Cadwaladers is now owned by Diane Brierley, who bought the Company in 2015. Without growing the number of stores since the 2015 acquisition. The company has grown its turnover by 46%. It now holds level 5 in Food Safety standards at all its stores and has recently been accredited with the Gold standard in Investors in People.

If you would like to join Cadwaladers and are interested in a job please visit our recruitment page

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