Awards and achievements

Employee achievements

Stonewall Equality Index

Stonewall Diversity Champion Logo

Bury Council rates 64th in the Stonewall Equality Index of the top 100 companies.

Bury Council values and celebrates diversity, and is fully committed to equality of opportunity and fairness for all. We have a thriving LGBT employee group, which is regularly consulted on council policy, offer a support network for staff and are involved in various local events, such as Manchester Pride.

Investors in People

Investors in People

Investors in People is a national quality standard which sets a level of good practice for improving an organisation's performance through its people. The standard was developed during 1990 by the National Training Task Force in partnership with leading national businesses, personnel, professional and employee organisations.

All Bury Council's services have achieved Investors In People recognition.

Charter Mark

Charter Mark is the government's national standard for customer service for organisations delivering public services, independently and rigorously evaluated and assessed.

Bury Council has been awarded Charter Mark for the following services:

  • Bury Metro Libraries and Council Information Points;
  • Trading Standards.

ISO standards

ISO is a non-governmental network of the national standards institutes of 148 countries, on the basis of one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system. The ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 families are among ISO's most widely known and successful standards ever.

ISO 9000 is concerned with "quality management." This means what the organisation does to enhance customer satisfaction by meeting customer and applicable regulatory requirements and continually to improve its performance in this regard. ISO 14000 is primarily concerned with "environmental management." This means what the organisation does to minimise harmful effects on the environment caused by its activities, and continually to improve its environmental performance.