St Austell Brewery has been awarded the Investors in People (IIP) Gold standard, putting the company in the top 7% of IIP-accredited organisations and among only 1.5% of companies across the UK.

IIP is a national-quality standard which defines good practice for improving a company’s performance through its people.

Paul Devoy, head of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate St Austell Brewery on their Gold standard.

“Such a high level of accreditation is the sign of great people management practice, demonstrating a commitment to staff development and showing an organisation committed to being the very best it can be. St Austell Brewery should be extremely proud of their achievement.”

The brewery’s chief executive, James Staughton, added: “St Austell Brewery has achieved incredible growth over the years, and we firmly believe that our success is due in large part to investing in our workforce so they grow along with the business.”