Excellence award recognition for BAVS

Berwickshire Association for voluntary service
Berwickshire Association for voluntary service

THE hard work and dedication of staff at Berwickshire Association for Voluntary Service (BAVS) has been honoured in spectacular fashion at the prestigious Scottish Awards for Business Excellence gala lunch organised by Quality Scotland and held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

Staff at the Duns-based business, which represents all ‘Third Sector’ organisations in Berwickshire, are celebrating their success in the coveted Committed to Excellence category – one of the highlights of the prestigious awards event.

Their success recognised BAVS maintaining a consistent high level of ‘best practice’ quality procedures within the scope of its business excellence strategy.

Sharon O’Brien, BAVS Administrator commented; “This award has been deservedly won thanks to the sterling effort shown by all staff and volunteers across Berwickshire.

“They do so much great work in the community. They enrich the lives of others and much of what they do often goes unheralded. This ‘Committed to Excellence’ Award gives them recognition of just how important a role they play amongst the people they help.

“In the past year, we have seen not just some extraordinary work and outstanding achievement carried out by BAVS, but a major shift in how the importance of the wider impact of what we do is appreciated by community groups across Berwickshire.”

Offering his congratulations to BAVS, Dave Bradley, Chief Executive Officer, Quality Scotland said: “BAVS stands out as a prime example of how a commitment to sustaining business excellence can bring about transformational change to a voluntary organisation in relation to its staff development and best practice programmes.

“Staff at BAVS acknowledge that business excellence is a continual journey and can take great heart in what they have achieved with this ‘Committed to Excellence’ success.”

BAVS achieved the plaudits at the 20th Anniversary of the Scottish Awards for Business Excellence, where they were joined by hundreds of guests to celebrate Scotland’s outstanding achievements in the field of business excellence.

The organisation is part of Quality Scotland’s Voluntary Sector Network (VSN).