BLACKSTONE Solicitors, with offices in Hale, Cheshire and Mayfair, London, has achieved ‘Investors in People – Silver’ the international accreditation which recognises outstanding management, communication, and training within businesses and organisations.

From the thousands that seek Investors in People accreditation, across some 75 countries each year, only 20 per cent gain the coveted silver status.

Blackstone was established by Emma Nawaz in 2010 with just herself and a secretary and has since grown to 30 employees.

In 2014 the firm was awarded Investors in People and has now gone on to achieve silver.

The Investors in People Report summarised: “Blackstone Solicitors is an organisation with a set of strong values that define how people are encouraged to work.

"During the initial context meeting, leaders explained the importance of the values the firm holds, focusing on ‘communication, tenacity and transparency’.

"During interviews, line managers could describe what knowledge, skills and behaviours they need to lead, manage and develop people effectively, regularly referring to the values of Blackstone Solicitors.”

Achieving such an accreditation is further proof of the value that managing director, Emma Nawaz, places on her team.

Asked for her response to this latest achievement, Emma said: “I am so proud of what we have all achieved. Our ‘People’ value is incredibly important. We hope that this award shows just how dedicated we are in supporting and developing each one of our team and how much they are appreciated.”