Deputy First Minister, John Swinney congratulated Quality Scotland on our 25th Anniversary at a reception kindly sponsored by Richard Lyle MSP, and held in our honour in the Garden Lobby of the Scottish Parliament, on Tuesday 26th January.
I’d like to pass on congratulations to Quality Scotland on reaching this quarter century milestone. Scottish Government shares the aim and purpose of Quality Scotland in promoting excellence and improvement across Scotland, and is a member and supporter of their work. Over the last 25 years Quality Scotland has helped many organisations on their journey to excellence and improvement, providing them with vital training, networks and resources.
On this anniversary, I would encourage all businesses and organisations to consider how they build in excellence as standard and deliver our shared purpose of making a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish.
Addressing the 100 strong audience, John Swinney MSP described business excellence not as a destination but as a journey, advocating "perpetual innovation" as the key driver to prosperity and economic improvement.