Leisure Trust earns silver honour

Ms Watson (left) receives the award from Ms Laurie.
Ms Watson (left) receives the award from Ms Laurie.

A Fife-wide employer is celebrating a national award thanks to continued investment in its people.

Fife Sports and Leisure Trust – the region’s biggest provider of sports and leisure services – has achieved the Investors in People Scotland Silver award following a recent assessment process.

Investors in People Scotland is a framework for business improvement through people management.

The Trust achieved the national accreditation scheme in 2012 and, rather than progressing to Bronze, Investors in People has fast-tracked the sports and leisure organisation to Silver. The move recognises the Trust’s focus on its key priority areas – growing the business, improving the customer experience and making a difference to the local community.

Janice Laurie, Investor in People Scotland specialist, , said: “This accreditation represents a true commitment to employees and demonstrates a solid foundation of good practice.

“The next step would have been to achieve Bronze status, however, after the week-long assessment it surpassed Bronze and achieved the Silver award.

“The people I met explained how they enjoy the workplace as a great place to work. They also commented that having a strong appetite and focus for excellent customer service forms part of the culture, and, people generally feel a much better alignment between what they do, and the contribution they can make to overall performance.”

Wendy Watson, chief operating officer for Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, said: “Achieving Silver status after such a short period of time as an organisation is a credit to all our employees. Without their dedication and commitment we would not be where we are today, continually driving change for the benefit of all our stakeholders and customers.”