We are delighted to announce that Cornerstone is the first voluntary organisation in Scotland to be awarded ‘Recognised for Excellence' by Quality Scotland. The award is part of a European-wide recognition scheme helping organisations to achieve business excellence.
Cornerstone's Quality Development team have been working hard with staff over the last year to demonstrate our high levels of performance against criteria such as leadership, strategy and people results identified within EFQM Excellence Model.
Edel Harris, Chief Executive commented "I am absolutely delighted that Cornerstone is the first voluntary organisation to achieve this recognition. This award is evidence of our dedication to ensuring we provide the best possible service to all our customers, particularly the people we support.
"I would like to thank our team of dedicated staff at Cornerstone who work hard each and every day to make our business a success and achieve our aim of ‘enabling the people we support to enjoy a valued life'. We look forward to continuing our work with Quality Scotland in the future so we can build on this achievement."
We were presented with the award at the recent Scottish Awards for Business Excellence ceremony in Edinburgh. Congratulating us on the achievement was Dave Bradley, CEO of Quality Scotland who said "Quality Scotland is delighted to see Cornerstone's tremendous efforts in maintaining a focus of excellence has culminated in the winning of this award.
"Cornerstone stands out as a prime example of how a commitment to sustaining business excellence can bring about transformational change to a greatly respected organisation in relation to its staff development and best practice programmes. Staff at Cornerstone acknowledge that business excellence is a continual journey and can take great heart in what they have achieved with this ‘Recognised for Excellence' success."
Other organisations to achieve the award were Clackmannanshire Council and Edinburgh Council.