CLAN acheives Investors in People Gold Accreditation

Claire Fraser, CLAN Services Manager, accepts award from Peter Russian, Chief Executive of Investors in People Scotland

CLAN Cancer Support has achieved the prestigious Investors in People Gold Accreditation, the most successful framework for business improvement through people in the UK. This represents achievement of world class best practice. It shows CLAN as a truly cutting-edge organisation that is operating at the very highest levels of people management practice using Investors in People to drive their business forward. CLAN joins an exclusive group of UK employers, and is one of only 50 organisations in Scotland, eligible to use and display the sought after Investors in People logo and plaque, and enjoy its benefits. Debbie Thomson, CLAN chief executive, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to achieve our gold accreditation. A lot has happened over the past few years with changes and expansion of our services and with a number of teams working across the community, improving communications and involvement to share knowledge and information was essential. Our success was evident to IIP, as was the exceptional personal commitment and drive of all those who work within CLAN to deliver the best possible service to our clients. Peter Russian, chief executive of Investors in People Scotland, said “This is a fantastic achievement for CLAN. I would like to congratulate the organisation and its people on their commitment to continuous improvement. Investors in People offers a flexible, practical and easy to use business improvement tool designed to help organisations and their people achieve their objectives. I hope that more organisations in the area will be encouraged to sharpen their competitive edge by choosing to work with us.” CLAN Cancer Support is an independent charity which provides comfort, support and information, free of charge, for anyone, of any age, affected by any type of cancer. CLAN aims to support people to reduce anxiety, stress and to increase their ability to cope with the effects of a serious illness. Based in Aberdeen, the charity covers the whole of Grampian, Orkney and Shetland. CLAN has a presence in Ballater, Inverurie, Fraserburgh, Elgin, Peterhead, Stonehaven, Kirkwall and Lerwick. For further information about CLAN Cancer Support please call (01224) 647 000 or visit Investors in People Investors in People offers a practical, flexible and easy to use tool for improving business performance and competitiveness through good practice in people strategy.

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