Leading global provider of web transactional systems, Leicester-based Jadu, is celebrating becoming an Investor in People.

The company specialises in the design and development of enterprise wide websites, intranets and extranets and powers hundreds of government and private sector organisations across the world.  It has been working with the team at emb-x Ltd, the Investors in People Centre responsible for covering Central England.

Suraj Kika, CEO of Jadu says “Becoming an Investor in People is a major achievement for Jadu and reflects the commitment, enthusiasm and performance of the team at all levels in the organisation, in delivering a memorable experience for our customers.”

Investment in the best

Investors in People has acted as a framework that has helped the company deliver changes in recent months.  These developments include investment in a £1.5m purpose made Global Headquarters named ‘Universe House’ based in Leicester for its engineering and professional services personnel.


“We wanted to create the ideal environment for programmers to write world class code”, says Andy Perkins, Software Architect at Jadu. “Our designers, developers and project teams have the best facilities and environment so we can demonstrate our fanatical commitment to quality and the Jadu experience for our customers.”

Jadu has gone to great lengths to develop the right physical environment for people to be creative and focused on their goals.  The company strives to attract the best talents and develop them to new levels, through coaching, mentoring and providing opportunities to gain cutting edge knowledge.

“We value our team here at Jadu and they are fully committed to delivering excellence for our customers and end-users,” adds Suraj.  “Investors in People enables us to put a framework around this approach that ensures consistency and a core level of good practice.”

Strong business

Sean Read, Director of EMB Excellence Ltd

Sean Read, Director of EMB Excellence Ltd

In order to become an Investor in People Jadu had to demonstrate best practice, people management and personal development. The Assessor’s report identified several areas of particular strength for Jadu including its strong vision and direction, the motivation and enthusiasm of the Jadu team, the range of talent within the company and the systems and processes in place.  “We were delighted to achieve The Standard,” adds Suraj.  “As a company, we strive for continuous improvement and are committed to building on our strengths and investing in our people as we continue to grow and develop.”

Sean Read, Director of EMB Excellence Ltd, (emb-x), the leading enterprise and economic development company that delivers a range of business improvement services, including Investors in People across Central England comments “This is a fantastic achievement by Jadu. Working with Investors in People inspires and enables leaders, managers and employees at all levels to build their skills, improve their performance and achieve their potential. We hope that more organisations will be encouraged to work with Investors in People to help realise their business goals and ambitions.”

Local organisations wanting to discover how the Investors in People framework can improve their business productivity, performance and competitiveness, should contact emb-x on 0845 872 7727 email or visit

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