Employee Owners Achieve GOLD!

Galloway & MacLeod have achieved the coveted Investor in People GOLD certification, the first to be awarded to a company in the agricultural sector in the Scotland.

The company Investor in People journey began in 1999 and has been maintained continually ever since. Why? This is best summed up by Donald Harvey, Managing Director

“IIP puts people first and by linking staff development to business needs the company has built a great team of people and a dynamic structure that is driving the business forward” Galloway & MacLeod is different in many ways another is that all employees are shareholders the staff commitment is there for all to see with employees participating in an annual share purchase scheme. Donald Harvey continues “We recognised our foundations and offerings weren’t good enough to meet the challenges facing agriculture.

Together we redefined our values, objectives and business plan to ensure we were fit for purpose. Staff engagement, clarity and understanding, shared responsibility, training needs and communications were all addressed. The result is a business that is retaining and attracting quality staff who work together as a team. The company is innovative and has developed unique programmes. Internally to automate, improve accuracy and reduce costs. Externally to ensure farm customers improve profitability and sustainability at a-time farming is under pressure from lower farm-gate prices, CAP Reform and environmental compliance The Gold Award is the pinnacle of Investor in People accreditation and successful companies must demonstrate values and objectives are cascaded throughout the organisation.

“The award is a credit to all employees, without their dedication and commitment we would not be where we are today; driving change for the benefit of all stakeholders, employees, customers and suppliers” said company Chairman Ralph MacLeod. The company manufacture feeds for pedigree and growing stock sold throughout the UK and Ireland and supply all other animal feeds, fertilisers, seeds and crop protection products.

Intelligent Agriculture® is the company’s unique process to ensure customers achieve optimum performance and help meet environmental compliance.