Wheatley family members win prestigious European business awards

The team from Cube HA accepts its Recognised for Excellence 3 Star award from EFQM Senior Manager, Gianluca Mulè (far left) and presenter, Cat Cubie (centre)

The team from Cube HA accepts its Recognised for Excellence 3 Star award from EFQM Senior Manager, Gianluca Mulè (far left) and presenter, Cat Cubie (centre)

Three of Wheatley Group’s partner organisations are celebrating success following Quality Scotland’s 25th Anniversary Awards.

Cube Housing, West Lothian Housing Partnership and Loretto Care picked up their accolades at the Scottish Awards for Business Excellence at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

Loretto Care and Cube Housing received ‘Recognised for Excellence’ accolades, while West Lothian Housing Partnership gained a coveted ‘Committed to Excellence’ award.

The team from Loretto Care accepts its Recognised for Excellence 4 Star award from EFQM Senior Manager, Gianluca Mulè (far left) and presenter, Cat Cubie (far right)

The team from Loretto Care accepts its Recognised for Excellence 4 Star award from EFQM senior manager, Gianluca Mulè (far left) and presenter, Cat Cubie (far right)

All three organisations were rigorously assessed by Quality Scotland against the European Foundation of Quality Management (EFQM) excellence model which measures business performance.

The awards demonstrate Cube, Loretto Care and West Lothian Housing Partnership are focused on improvement and that all three organisations are building on their strengths to achieve higher levels of excellence.

Loretto Care’s team also walked away with a special ‘Good Practice’ award in recognition of how staff put the people they work for at the centre of all services.

The WLHP team accepts its Committed to Excellence 2 Star award. (from left) WLHP area housing manager Alan Glasgow, Quality Scotland CEO Claire Ford, WLHP board chair John Hill, and WLHP housing officer Jane Purves

The WLHP team accepts its Committed to Excellence 2 Star award. (from left) WLHP area housing manager Alan Glasgow, Quality Scotland CEO Claire Ford, WLHP board chair John Hill, and WLHP housing officer Jane Purves

Martin Armstrong, chief executive of Wheatley Group, said: “These awards mark major milestones for Cube, Loretto Care and West Lothian Housing Partnership on their respective journeys to excellence.

“Our staff work hard, day in, day out, to make homes and lives better for communities across Scotland, and Quality Scotland’s recognition is testament to that.”

Offering her congratulations to Loretto Care, Cube and West Lothian Housing Partnership, Claire Ford, chief executive officer, Quality Scotland said: “These achievements are clear demonstrations of the organisations’ drive and desire to achieve sustainable business excellence and truly embed the concepts of excellence. Congratulations on these European levels of recognition and all the hard work and effort that has gone in to achieving them.”