A chain of stylists plans to expand after receiving a gold standard for business.

Watford based House of Colour, has announced 22 new stores to add to their 163 globally after receiving the accreditation from management watchdog, Investors in People.

Managing Director Helen Venables, said: “We are delighted to have been have been accredited with this internationally recognised award.

“Investors in People enables organisations to benchmark against the best in the business on an international scale.

Established in 1985, House of Colour was bought from the original founders by a group of four stylists in 2008.

Helen added: “Our strategy has been to modernise and redefine what we do whilst always keeping at the heart of our business, our love of helping people become the very best version of themselves.”

Head of Investors in People, Paul Devoy, said: “We’d like to congratulate House of Colour, as the Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to success.

“House of Colour should be extremely proud of their achievement.”