Tuesday, 16 September 2008
South Ayrshire Council’s Celebration of Achievement Ceremony
SOUTH AYRSHIRE COUNCIL Provost Winifred Sloan has presented Long Service Awards and Achievement Certificates to Council employees at a ceremony in a marquee in the grounds of Rozelle House.
Speaking about the event, Provost Sloan (pictured above) said: “This ceremony was a celebration of the diverse range of talents and achievements of Council employees. The employees I presented with Long Service Awards have given dedicated service to the Council and the people of South Ayrshire over many years. All of them have made a positive decision to work for the Council, and I thank them for all their hard work.
“The Achievement Certificates I presented acknowledged the time and effort employees have made to learn new skills or enhance their existing ones. The Council and the people of South Ayrshire will benefit from the employees achievements, as they use them to provide important services.”
There was plenty to celebrate, as this year 25 employees have achieved over 25 years of continuous service to the Council and the people of South Ayrshire. In addition 254 employees have successfully completed a training or development course. Each of the employees received an invitation to the Celebration of Achievement ceremony.
Provost Sloan presented employees at the ceremony that had over 25 years of service with a Long Service certificate and a gift voucher to mark the occasion. Employees present who had successfully completed a training or development course were presented with an Achievement Certificate by Provost Sloan.
All of the employees receiving awards work in one of the Council departments, either Chief Executive’s, Development, Safety & Regulation, Social Work, Housing & Health or Education, Culture & Lifelong Learning.
South Ayrshire Council chief executive David Anderson (pictured above) said: “I am committed to continuing to develop a positive culture within the Council, where employees are supported, where success is celebrated and people aspire to provide ever higher levels of public service.
“This ceremony was a celebration of the high calibre of employees, from departments across the Council, who are using their skills and knowledge to improve the lives of the residents of South Ayrshire and visitors to the area.
“I know that these employees will be an inspiration to their colleagues, and that their achievements will encourage people to want to be part of South Ayrshire Council.”
The Long Service Awards and Achievement Certificates presented in front of an audience that included invited guests of those receiving awards and elected members.
Following the presentations there was a small reception for the award recipients and their guests.
To access downloadable images of all the award recipients CLICK HERE
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