FortisTCI Achieves 'Investors in People' Accreditation

CUSTOMER CARE 649-946-4313
Apr 5, 2016

Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands, Tuesday, April 5, 2016 – FortisTCI Limited, recently achieved the internationally recognized Investor in People (IIP) Accreditation, demonstrating the Company’s commitment to high performance through good people management. This became official upon receipt of the Certificate of Accreditation in early March.

 

Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve maximum stakeholders’ value. Underpinning the IIP Standard is the Investors in People framework, reflecting the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry. Investors in People enables organisations to benchmark against the best on an international level. 

 

 

(Photo of FortisTCI IIP Advocate Group - L to R (Back)): Sonia Williams, John Gardiner, Avi Adams, Kellie-Ann Evans- Hall, Bradley Jules, Tavardo Smith, Floyd Williams, Deanza Wilson, Lorenzo Fabien, Talisha Simons, Eustace Musgrove, Cecil Ingham, Ruth Forbes. (L to Right - Front): Delma Harvey, Paulet Hall, Patricia Hamilton, Cleola Ward, Shequida Williams.

 

 

(Photo of FortisTCI IIP Core Committee - L to R): Talisha Simons, Sonia Williams, Kellie-Ann Evans- Hall, Ruth Forbes.

 

FortisTCI embarked upon the process to accreditation with Investors in People in 2014, receiving a “Working with Investors in People” certificate in October of that year. Throughout 2015, the Company launched several initiatives geared toward achieving the Standard. Investors in People was undertaken by FortisTCI to maximise potential of its people by promoting employee engagement and participation and enhancing a culture of continuous learning and improving. This intense focus on people processes will have the effect of increasing corporate performance, improved operational efficiency, improved flow of communication within the Company and embed a positive corporate culture.  

 

Eric Jenkinson of Management Solutions served as the Company’s Investors in People Advisor and FortisTCI successfully achieved its certification at the end of January 2016.To help achieve the Standard, some of the initiatives undertaken by the Company were: a staff sensitisation programme on employee recognition and rewards, regular celebration of employee milestones, the evaluation of training, improvements to the Company’s performance management process, including the introduction of selfassessments and the continued focus on leadership and management competencies through the launch of the International Leadership and Management programme (ILM). 

 

FortisTCI employees serving on the IIP Advocate Team and the IIP Core Committee were: Sonia Williams, John Gardiner, Avi Adams, Kellie-Ann Evans- Hall, Bradley Jules, Tavardo Smith, Floyd Williams, Deanza Wilson, Lorenzo Fabien, Talisha Simons, Eustace Musgrove, Cecil Ingham, Ruth Forbes, Delma Harvey, Paulet Hall, Patricia Hamilton, Cleola Ward, Denard Sweeting, and Shequida Williams.

 

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate FortisTCI. Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to success. FortisTCI should be extremely proud of their achievement.”  

 

FortisTCI President and CEO Eddinton Powell commented on the success and said, “The foundation of our strategic vision is our employees, and that is why we continue with our focus on investing in our people for the long term. It is because of them we are a great organisation that keeps getting better.” 

 

For more information about Investors in People, visit www.investorsinpeople.com

 

Notes to Editors:

 

1) FortisTCI Limited (FTCI) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fortis Inc., and is the sole provider of electricity in Providenciales, North Caicos, Middle Caicos, South Caicos, East Caicos and adjacent Cays. In August 2012, Turks and Caicos Utility Limited (TCU), which is the sole provider of electricity on the Islands of Grand Turk and Salt Cay, was acquired by FTCI. Together the two companies serve nearly 14,000 electricity customers in the Turks & Caicos Islands archipelago. FTCI and TCU have an aggregate dieselfired generating capacity of approximately 75 megawatts. For additional information, visit www.fortistci.com.
 

2) Fortis Inc. is a leader in the North American electric and gas utility business, with total assets of approximately $29 billion and fiscal 2015 revenue of $6.7 billion. Its regulated utilities serve more than 3 million customers across Canada and in the United States and the Caribbean.

 

CONTACT:

Allan Robinson

VP, Customer & Corporate Services

FortisTCI Ltd

Tel: 649-946-4313 Ext. 2507
Email: arobinson@fortistci.com