The Headland Hotel in Newquay has been awarded Investors in People (IIP) Gold status.
It is believed that The Headland is the first independent hotel in the country to achieve such accreditation.
Gold is the highest level of recognition which organisations can achieve. The Headland joins a select number of IIP Gold organisations in the UK – of the 35,000 companies with IIP recognition in the country, less than 1% have achieved Gold.
Director Carolyn Armstrong said: “Having been Cornwall’s first Investor in People, it is particularly satisfying for me that the younger team now in place have gone above and beyond what we achieved nearly two decades ago.
“A special mention must be made to Michelle Brown, HR Manager, who has been instrumental in the success in driving our commitment to our employees, while doing her Masters degree and having her third child, all at the same time.”