Quality Scotland Members Recognised in Madrid at the EFQM Excellence Awards
At Quality Scotland we are always excited to share the news of our member organisations' success and we are fortunate to have two stories of achievement from the EFQM's Award Ceremony last night. The two Scottish organisations were pitted against top private, public and non-profit organisations, ranging from technology giant Bosch and a Polish automotive industry manufacturer to a renowned Austrian health care provider and a Turkish municipality.
Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) is Scotland's largest social landlord with over 40,000 affordable homes in Glasgow. GHA go beyond providing homes by working with their tenants, partners, and stakeholders to deliver projects which make communities cleaner, greener and safer. They also work hard to offer people in their areas jobs and training opportunities. GHA are a Global Excellence Award Winner for 2017.
West Lothian Council, who were our Scottish Award for Business Excellence winner in 2016, serves over 175,000 citizens through the provision of a wide range of services for all ages and backgrounds. Excellence is at the heart of their mission and values - "striving for excellence... working with and for our communities". West Lothian Council is the first Scottish Council to be assessed at the international level by EFQM and were Highly Commended at the Awards last night.
The EFQM Forum continues on today with a focus on their theme of Excellence through Agility - speakers range from fighter pilots to previous MD of Google in Spain and Portugal.