The Clyde and Hebridean ferry services operator, Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac), has won an award for its support for trade union-led training in the workplace.
In any service industry, staff are the – or one of the – most substantial investments a company makes. The development of that asset is of real value to the company alongside growing the capability of the individual people involved.
The award, from Scottish Union Learning in the Highlands and Islands, was presented to the company at an awards dinner held in Inverness yesterday, March 19th, to celebrate 10 years of union-led learning in the region.
It was accepted on behalf of CalMac by the Managing Director of David MacBrayne (HR) UK Ltd, Wendy Allardes.
Scottish Union Learning supports trade unions in accessing skills and lifelong learning opportunities for workers across Scotland.
CalMac Managing Director, Martin Dorchester said: ‘CalMac is very proud of its record for encouraging and supporting staff, whether shore-based or at sea, in developing their skills and expertise, so it is very gratifying to receive this award from Scottish Union Learning.
‘It also highlights the valuable role CalMac plays in the life of the Highlands and Islands that goes beyond delivering essential ferry services.’