Ei Group has achieved the Investors in People Gold Award, which recognises companies that have demonstrated excellence in developing and supporting their employees.

According to the pub group, the assessment identified the positive impact that its broad-ranging people strategy is having across the organisation and highlighted a number of strengths, including: a shared understanding of the company’s direction and pride and passion for quality and customer service.

Simon Townsend, chief executive officer at Ei Group, said: “This is a considerable achievement for the Group given the level of change that we have undergone as a business since the last assessment in 2016 and especially given that the required performance standards have been made tougher in the intervening period.

“We’re committed to providing exciting and challenging careers at Ei Group, which incorporates the personal development of individuals throughout their time with the company. This award is a clear validation of all the hard work that has been put in by teams across the business.”