Canolfan a Menter Gymraeg Merthyr Tudful, the organisation leading the Welsh language Centre, Canolfan Soar and the community theatre, Theatr Soar, has been awarded accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating their commitment to high performance through good people management.

Canolfan Soar and Theatr Soar are based in Pontmorlais in Merthyr Tydfil Town Centre, providing opportunities for Welsh speakers and learners to use Welsh in the community.

The organisation has succeeded in integrating the Welsh language into the wider non-Welsh speaking community through partnership working and the provision of quality, reasonably priced accessible services and facilities to all of Merthyr’s people.

Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results.

Underpinning the Standard is the Investors in People framework, reflecting the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry. Investors in People enables organisations to benchmark against the best in the business on an international scale.

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said:

“We’d like to congratulate Canolfan a Menter Gymraeg Merthyr Tudful, Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to success. Canolfan a Menter Gymraeg Merthyr Tudful should be extremely proud of their achievement.”

Commenting on the award, Lisbeth McLean, Chief Officer, said:

“We are very proud of the difference that Canolfan Soar and Theatr Soar have made to our community and the development of the Welsh Language in Merthyr Tydfil.  Awards like this are evidence of our team’s commitment to their work.

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