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Inspiring Scotland has received further recognition for its Family Friendly practices picking up the award for the Best UK Family Friendly Third Sector Employer.
The judges of the UK wide Family Friendly Working Award were impressed by Inspiring Scotlandâ€™s flexible culture and the way it uses flexibility of time to attract and retain high calibre staff.
Other winners on the day included, Lloyds Banking Group, Grant Thornton UK LLP, Sky, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and West Dunbartonshire Council.
Sarah Jackson OBE, Chief Executive of Working Families, said:â€śCongratulations to all this yearâ€™s Top Employers for Working Families award winners, singled out because they offer leading flexible workplaces that support the grain of their employeesâ€™ lives. I look forward to working with them to make workÂ work, for people, families and the economy, so that families thrive and business prospers.â€ť
Commenting, Celia Tennant, Chief Executive, said:â€śWe are delighted to receive further recognition for being a person centred and family friendly and flexible employer.Â This approach is at the heart of Inspiring Scotlandâ€™s business and is very much seen as the norm.Â We know that when work life balance is good, weâ€™re happier and more productive.â€ť
Rachel Cowper, Play Programme Manager. collected the award at an award ceremony in London on the 6th July 2017.
Find out more about family flexible working Â www.workingfamilies.org.uk
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