Lynda presents top
training talent with 'Investors in People' recognition awards
Scottish Enterprise, one of the world's leading
economic development agencies, hailed their Glasgow event "a
great success, with Lynda making an excellent, thought provoking and
Scottish Enterprise Board [SEB] is
one of the world's top economic development agencies and saw
King Taylor present their top training talent with 'Investors in People'
the evening was "A
joy. To see so many organisations from all walks of life committing
themselves to ‘investing in people’ shows why Scotland has been leading
the way in customer service, best practice and gaining competitive
When I wrote my two books for the UK’s Sunday Times
Business Skills series I included some Scottish companies, which I believe
met outstanding criteria in the field of best practice in customer relations
and service delivery. After being invited to meet the best in Glasgow
at this SEB event I could add a further dozen organisations who would be
winners if the books were re-written today "
Lynda was keynote speaker for Scottish Enterprise, Scotland's
main economic development agency funded by the Scottish Executive.
Their mission is to help the people and businesses of Scotland
succeed. In doing so, they aim to build a world-class economy. Their key
priorities are to provide a range of high-quality services to:
- help new businesses get underway;
- support and develop existing businesses;
- help people gain the knowledge and skills they will need for
tomorrow's jobs; and
- help Scottish businesses develop a strong presence in the global
economy - building on Scotland's reputation as a great place to live,
work and do business.
As well as companies and individuals, Scottish Enterprise also work with
universities, colleges, local authorities and other public sector bodies to
achieve these goals.
Rated among the world's top
economic development agencies, Scottish Enterprise is the main economic
development agency for Scotland covering 93% of the population from Grampian
to the Borders. The Scottish
Enterprise Network consists of Scottish Enterprise and 12 Local Enterprise
Working in partnership with the private and public sectors, The
Scottish Enterprise Board [SEB] aim to secure the long-term future of the
Scottish economy by making Scotland's industries more competitive. They help
business start-ups and existing companies to grow; promote and encourage
exporting; attract inward investment and develop skills.
commercialisation of academic ideas into good business opportunities,
e-business, globalisation and
economic inclusion. As a result
of Scottish Enterprise activities they estimate they have helped add
approximately £900 million a year to the output of the Scottish economy
over three years, creating or securing around 25,000 jobs
which Lynda was keynote speaker, is part of Scottish Enterprise, a national
economic development agency. It
is the Local Enterprise Company responsible for economic development within
the city of Glasgow.
mission statement states they are committed to working with others to make
Glasgow one of the great cities of Europe for the benefit of all its
citizens, businesses and institutions. They also act as a link to the range
of services provided by others teams within the Scottish Enterprise Network.
One of the key areas of economic development is the growth and development
of local organisations.
Within the Growing Business Division sits their HRD [Human
Resources Development] Team under the leadership of Denise Kerins.
"This is a small team of
eight people with limited resources. "
'Investors in People' is seen as crucial to our efforts, and as such
is our flagship activity.
to ensure that clients can reap maximum benefit from Investors,
we engage in a number of additional specific and
client focussed activities."
SEB Activities include:
for Small Business -
Providing access to training for
Workshops - Delivering bespoke training
on various elements and
requirements of Investors in People.
intervention and advisory service on
supervisory and management development issues.
Glasgow Excellence Networks
- Managing small networks of 'Investors in People' recognised organisations who wish to develop further through using the Business Excellence Model [EFQM-European Foundation Quality Management]
Denise adds "We
have events to stimulate interest in further development, to build networks
with new organisations, and to celebrate success.
These major occasions for senior executives and their teams provide
both 'Investors in People' committed and recognised clients with the
opportunity to hear from top professional and interesting speakers.
“Lynda came to our event and gave an entertaining and thought
provoking presentation, receiving extremely positive feedback. Our entire
team and audience felt the evening was a great success, with Lynda making an
recently presented a UK's 'Investor in People' recognition
award in Scotland to the General Manager Tricia Fitzsimmons [far right] and
her team at the Holiday Inn Hotel Glasgow. The team were being
re-recognised for sustaining excellence delivery in training and staff
'Better people, Better business'
was the theme of the event.
During her Scottish
Enterprise presentation, Lynda King Taylor shows her delight in announcing
the winners of the recognition achievement 'Investors in People'
During her speech Lynda
"Too often with training programmes, many organisations do not
appreciate that if you want to build a ship, important as
that may be, you do not give priority to drumming up the people to
go to the forest to gather wood, saw it and nail the planks together.
Instead, you must
first teach them the
desire for the sea. Thank
goodness the Scottish
Enterprise Network exists to promote that vision."
If you would like to know more about Lynda's presentation and her
for Scottish Enterprise, ‘Investors in People’, & Business
please contact Lynda by
+44 (0) 7775 658 067
For more information on Scottish Enterprise chat with their above
HRD Department via
or call Scottish Enterprise Network Helpline on
+44  845 607 8787