The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has been awarded the Investors in People (IIP) Gold standard for the second time in a row.


The latest IIP Report regarding FTA outlined the strengths the Association demonstrated, stating that “the abiding impression of FTA following the latest assessment is of an organisation with a clear vision, which is trying to retain its core values whilst ‘moving with the times’ and where investing in people is seen as pivotal to on-going success.”

Commenting on the award, Theo de Pencier, FTA Chief Executive, said:

“To be awarded the Gold standard by Investors in People represents a fantastic achievement for everyone at FTA. The result shows that over the past two years our people practices have evolved and developed even further.  Retaining Gold IIP is very prestigious and places the Association amongst a select group of organisations that have exceptional people practices.”

Recognised as the voice of the freight and logistics industry, FTA can trace its origins back to 1889 and throughout 2014 has been celebrating 125 years as one of the country’s leading trade associations. Representing the transport interests of companies moving goods by road, rail, sea and air.  FTA’s 14,000 members operate over 220,000 goods vehicles – half the UK fleet – consign over 90 per cent of the freight moved by rail and 70 per cent of sea and air freight.

FTA first achieved IIP accreditation in 2001 and in 2012 it achieved the prestigious Gold level standard.

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, commented:

“We’d like to congratulate FTA on their Gold standard.  Such a high level of accreditation is the sign of great people management practice, and demonstrates a commitment to staff development and shows an organisation committed to being the very best it can be.  FTA should be extremely proud of its achievement.”