The Beardmore Hotel & Conference Centre was delighted to win at the Scottish Hotel Awards 2012:
Silver lining for dedicated staff
Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, Nicola Sturgeon joined thrilled staff as they celebrated becoming the first hotel and conference centre in Scotland to achieve Investors in People (IiP) Silver Status.
Ms Sturgeon was visiting the venue as she was chairing the Annual Review of the NHS National Waiting Times Centre – the special health board that manages The Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre and The Golden Jubilee National Hospital.
The Clydebank hotel first gained the accreditation in 1996 but is re-assessed every three years to ensure it still meets the rigorous requirements needed to retain IiP status. This year the hotel managed to not only hold on to its impressive status, but attained silver for meeting additional standards. Nicola Sturgeon was in attendance when a plaque marking the achievement was presented to staff.
Bronagh Bell, Business Development Director of the Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre, said: “We were delighted that the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing could join us for the presentation of the plaque and that she had the opportunity to meet our hard-working staff.
“By continually achieving the Investors in People standard, we have shown that we have a team that is really motivated, keen to learn and who contribute to the success of our hotel and conference venue.
“We believe our workforce is our most important asset and are therefore totally committed to continually investing in staff development and to encourage staff participation at all levels.”
The Beardmore is the centre of choice for NHS, public sector and commercial conferences in Scotland and was recently named Scottish Business Hotel of the Year 2010.
As a nationally recognised standard used by over 4,000 organisations in Scotland, the IiP Standard has long been acknowledged as a business improvement tool, helping organisations of every size, type and location to gain more from their people in support of business goals.
In order to gain the accreditation, the Beardmore was required to provide evidence that proved it met the indicators. In addition an IiP assessor was on-site for three days to speak to a randomly selected group of staff.
Date of release: Tuesday 25 May 2010