Obelisk Support, the UK’s leading legal services provider and a certified WEConnect International certified business, has joined the global elite of companies who lead the way in putting people at the heart of their business, by being awarded the prestigious Investors in People accreditation - recognised across the world as a mark of excellence in people management.
This latest success comes just two weeks after Obelisk was named by The Times as one of the Top 50 Employers for Women in the UK.
London-based Obelisk provides professional outsourcing to in-house legal teams and major law firms. The founding principle behind the business is to re-engage highly skilled lawyers who leave the profession to raise families. Through Obelisk, lawyer parents choose the hours they want to work, giving them the flexibility they need to combine careers with family life.
Dana Denis-Smith, Obelisk’s Founder and CEO, said:
“I am extremely proud of the brilliant team of people we have at Obelisk and the talents they bring to the business every day. When I started Obelisk I wanted to create a legal business with a heart, with people central to the business; from our lawyers, to our clients, to our staff.”
“Our reward for developing a great new offer for lawyers and clients can be seen in Obelisk’s continued growth. Our reward for nurturing our team as best we can is this Investors in People accreditation for the central team as well as the lawyers.”
Investors in People, which was established by the UK Government to help organisations get the best from their people, is at the cutting edge of people management excellence.
Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said:
“Achieving the Investors in People standard is something that any organisation should be truly proud of. Working with Investors in People inspires and enables employees at all levels to build their skills, improve their performance and achieve their potential. We’d like to congratulate Obelisk on their achievement.”
Kitty Piper, a Resourcing Coordinator at Obelisk, said:
“For me being part of the Obelisk core team is inspirational because I believe 100% in the message that flexible working is the future. It is so simple, as it makes perfect sense for individuals and for businesses and their bottom line.”
Aimee Dyer, an Executive Assistant at Obelisk, said:
“I believe that a happier, more loyal and ultimately more productive team is achieved when people can be honest and really achieve a proper ‘work/life balance’, and when the other demands in our lives are acknowledged and not seen as a barrier to our value or contribution to the business.”