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Turning Point Scotland achieves Investors in People Gold Accreditation

One of the country’s leading social care organisations, Turning Point Scotland, has achieved the prestigious Investors in People Gold Accreditation, the most successful framework for business improvement through people in the UK. This represents a true commitment to employees and demonstrates a solid foundation of good practice which remains challenging and aspirational for many organisations. 

Achieving the Gold level of Accreditation puts Turning Point Scotland in the top 7% of all IIP Accredited clients.

Our organisation joins an exclusive group of UK employers eligible to use and display the sought after Investors in People logo and plaque, and enjoy its benefits.

Commenting on the award, Katherine Wainwright, Head of Human Resources, Turning Point Scotland said, “Despite the challenges the social care sector has been facing, Turning Point Scotland has clearly not only maintained but developed our investment in people. That goes way beyond funding our comprehensive training provision and providing regular supervision, to the evolution of a positive and engaging workplace culture. It is wonderful to see that we are operating in teams and as an organisation where largely people feel a sense of belonging, engagement, development and are receiving individual support and feedback. As well as celebrating our success, you can be assured that we will continue to challenge ourselves to progress and will consider all the suggestions for development provided by IIP.”

Peter Russian, Chief Executive of Remarkable, the home for Investors in People in Scotland, said “This is a fantastic achievement for Turning Point Scotland. 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.”

Turning Point Scotland provides support to thousands of adults with complex issues such as substance misuse learning disabilities, autism, neurological conditions, homelessness, mental health and criminal justice.

Turning Point Scotland takes a person centred approach focusing on the needs of the individual to offer crisis intervention, housing support, care at home, community rehabilitation, residential care and social enterprise.

Set up as a registered charity and limited company in 1999, the organisation now operates 36 services from 180 locations across Scotland in 22 local authority areas.


About 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.
  • Investors in People is the Standard for people management. The international people management Standard defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people well for sustainable results.
  • With a community of 14,000 organisations across 75 countries, successful accreditation against the Standard is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to sustained success.
  • Remarkable is the home of Investors in People in Scotland; for more information, please visit:
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