NEWTON Abbot-based charity, the Mare and Foal Sanctuary, has attained the nationally accredited Investors In People Standard for its work in supporting, mentoring and developing its staff.
The successful growth of the equine charity during the last 20 years has allowed it to help hundreds of horses, and also give jobs to many dedicated local people to ensure the animals are given the best possible care.
The sanctuary had to achieve a set of people-focused standards presented within the Investors in People framework in order to attain the Standard. The award was part-funded by Inspiring Business Performance Ltd.
Jerry Longrigg, HR manager, said: "We're incredibly pleased to receive the Investors In People Standard, as it demonstrates we do our very best to support our staff.
"We're a close-knit team here at the Sanctuary and are all working towards the same goal — doing the best we can to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome horses and ponies in need.
"It's a very positive place to work and if our staff are happy, then so are our horses and ponies as it means they receive the best possible care.
"We have grown substantially within recent years as the number of horses and ponies we rescue continues to increase.
"We now have more than 100 staff, many of whom work on our three yards taking care of our equines."