Third Sector Hebrides boosted by business excellence award

Alasdair Nicholson from Third Sector Hebrides, receives the award from Dave Bradley (r) , CEO Quality Scotland
Alasdair Nicholson from Third Sector Hebrides, receives the award from Dave Bradley (r) , CEO Quality Scotland

THE hard work and dedication of staff at Third Sector Hebrides has been honoured in spectacular fashion at the prestigious Scottish Awards for Business Excellence gala lunch organised by Quality Scotland and held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

Third Sector Hebrides is celebrating its success in the coveted Committed to Excellence category – one of the highlights of the prestigious awards event. Their success recognised Third Sector Hebrides maintaining a consistent high level of ‘best practice’ quality procedures within the scope of its business excellence strategy.

Alasdair Nicholson from Third Sector Hebrides commented: “This award has been deservedly won thanks to the sterling effort shown by all staff and volunteers across the islands. They do so much great work in the community. They enrich the lives of others and much of what they do often goes unheralded. This ‘Committed to Excellence’ Award gives them recognition of just how important a role they play amongst the people they help.

“In the past year, we have seen not just some extraordinary work and outstanding achievement carried out by Third Sector Hebrides, but a major shift in how the importance of the wider impact of what we do is appreciated by community groups across the Hebrides.”

Offering his congratulations to ACVO, Dave Bradley, Chief Executive Officer, Quality Scotland said: “Third Sector Hebrides stands out as a prime example of how a commitment to sustaining business excellence can bring about transformational change to a voluntary organisation in relation to its staff development and best practice programmes. Staff acknowledges that business excellence is a continual journey and can take great heart in what they have achieved with this ‘Committed to Excellence’ success.”

Third Sector Hebrides achieved the plaudits at the 20th Anniversary of the Scottish Awards for Business Excellence, where they were joined by hundreds of guests to celebrate Scotland’s outstanding achievements in the field of business excellence. The organisation is part of Quality Scotland’s Voluntary Sector Network (VSN) - a network of members who strive towards organisational excellence and believe in sharing best practice.