Dedicated volunteers are praised

Stephen Jury (right) from The Volunteer Centre Aberdeenshire receives the Committed to Excellence Award from Dave Bradley, CEO, Quality Scotland.
Stephen Jury (right) from The Volunteer Centre Aberdeenshire receives the Committed to Excellence Award from Dave Bradley, CEO, Quality Scotland.

THE hard work and dedication of staff at the Banchory-based Volunteer Centre Aberdeenshire has been honoured at the recent Scottish Awards for Business Excellence, organised by Quality Scotland.

At a glittering event staged at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow, the High Street-based project won the coveted Committed to Excellence award.

Staff and volunteers from Banchory won the award for ‘maintaining a consistently high level of ‘best practice’ quality procedures within the scope of its business excellence strategy.’

Stephen Jury, from Volunteer Centre, Aberdeenshire said: “This award has been won thanks to the sterling effort shown by all staff and volunteers across Aberdeenshire. 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 our volunteers, but a major shift in how the importance of the wider impact of what we do is appreciated by community groups across the county.”

Offering his congratulations, Dave Bradley, CEO Quality Scotland said: “The Volunteer Centre serving Aberdeenshire 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.

“The staff and its many volunteers acknowledge that business excellence is a continual journey and can take great heart in what they have achieved with this Committed to Excellence success.”