PURBECK District Council has retained its Investors in People Award for the third time.

This follows an assessment, which took place in February, and audits of the council’s processes. The assessor concluded the authority was meeting all standards required for IIP status.

Council leader Gary Suttle said: “Retaining this award clearly demonstrates the council’s commitment to its staff. Excellent customer service can only be achieved by staff who are motivated, are properly trained and who are well supported by their manager.

“The award is deserved recognition for the employees’ hard work and commitment.”