Mechan has maintained its Investors in People accreditation, following the endorsement of the company’s ‘strong purpose and vision to be recognised as the best in the industry’.

The rail depot equipment specialist has been granted the internationally recognised standard for a fourth time, following a rigorous assessment process and employee interviews.

Ann Lyon, representing Investors in People North of England, conducted Mechan’s reaccreditation. She said: “People are proud of what they do, with strong values of quality, responsiveness, customer service and support for each other.

“Managers and people demonstrate a clear understanding of what has made the business successful in the past and are committed to its future success.”

Mechan was assessed against the nine key indicators of high performance that comprise the Investors in People framework. It was praised for its open and friendly environment and positive support for learning and development.

Regular communication between managers and staff was noted, which encourages responsibility and pride in what they do.

The firm first gained the Investors in People standard in 2009, it’s 40th anniversary, and will now hold the mark of quality for another three years. Director, Zahir Altaf, added: “We are very proud to receive such a glowing report from an independent source and to be representing the very best in people management.

“Our close-knit team works extremely hard to uphold Mechan’s reputation for quality and reliability and this reaccreditation is a result of continued endeavour at all levels.”