North East sensory charity is rewarded for gold-star service

Graham Findlay and Andrea Bryant (centre) flanked by comedian Sally Phillips and Paul Devoy, the head of IIP.

EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE IN the Third Sector has earned a north east charity with a strong Moray presence one of the UK’s top honours.

North East Sensory Services leading staff and volunteers were earlier this year awarded a Gold Accreditation from Investors in People (IIP).

That led to the charity for people with sight loss and hearing difficulties being put forward by IIP for their internationally recognised ‘Excellence in the Third Sector’ Award for charities with up to 249 employees.

As a result the NESS Chief Executive, Graham Findlay joined vice-chair Andrea Bryant at a glitzy awards ceremony in London – where they were thrilled to pick up the prize.

Graham told insideMoray: “This award is a recognition of all the hard work and dedication our staff and volunteers have shown over the past seven years, when we first became involved with IIP.

“It is truly amazing that what started out as a small north east charity has reached the heights of international recognition and excellence in our sector. We will always continue to strive to improve the lives of the people we support who have a significant sensory loss.”

Investors in People has set the standard for better people management in the UK since it was first introduced in 1991. Around 14,000 organisations throughout the world now hold the internationally recognised accreditation just awarded to NESS.

The Investors in People Standard is underpinned by a rigorous assessment methodology and a framework which reflects the very latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry.

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