Apex Highland has had a bumper year of achievements and the team recently gathered in the newly refurbished Highland Council Town House to celebrate their awards. The team was very grateful to Highland Council for the use of the venue.
Team awards came in the form of the 2017 Apex Scotland Betty Crawford memorial award for innovative service delivery. The award is presented to a team or individual which aims to increase the employability of our clients away from the traditional employability services.
Apex Highland also garnered another Award, ‘Achieving a Fairer Highland’ at the Highland Council Quality Awards 2017 in November for the Peddieston Polytunnel Project which was supported by Highland Criminal Justice Social Work.
A successful team, Apex Highland is made up of impressive individuals. Service Development Manager, Alistair McDonald, was presented with Highland Third Sector’s Award for Outstanding Achievement at a Gala Evening in Strathpeffer Pavilion. Mhairi Wylie, Chief Officer of The Highland Sector Interface said “The reason the judges selected Alistair for the award was the passion and authenticity of nomination, the story it told and the meaning it had for the people Alistair has helped”.
In addition, the Personal Development Mentors also celebrated their achievements at the 180th Back Isle Show in August, collecting two third-places and a first-place in the flowers, vegetable and crafts division.
With the above awards already in the bag, the icing on the cake was a win of £4,000! Organised by the Highland Community Justice Partnership, the Small Change for Justice event was a participatory budgeting event which provided a total of £25,000 to third sector groups as part of an initiative to engage and support community action around reducing reoffending and offending behaviour. You can see more of what happened at the event here: https://youtu.be/k20w9B_mz1s
Congratulations to you all!