Aquamarine Power: A great place to work

6 Apr 11 - Martin McAdam, CEO

Members of the Aquamarine Power team at the Great Place to Work awards

Last week Aquamarine Power was awarded two trophies by the Great Place To Work Institute.  The awards are as a result of our anonymous staff survey and audits conducted by the Great Place to Work Institute. The awards we were honoured with are:

Leadership Excellence Award. 1st Place.

This is awarded for "caring and creative management teams focused on improving the quality of the workplace experience of employees. We want to highlight outstanding leaders that demonstrate strong leadership qualities by being accessible to employees encouraging dialogue, and integrity in matching words with action."

Scotland's Best Workplaces Award: 2nd Place.

"To win the Great Place to Work Institute is looking for an organisation that is accessible to employees and where the management serve as an example for open and honest communication across the enterprise...We're looking for a company where the staff feel good about coming to work in the morning and where that feeling translates into real momentum for the organisation as a whole."

A great result

I think this is a great result for our business. The award recognises the unique culture here at Aquamarine Power, particularly the high level of respect, trust and pride we have in our workplace. It recognises the fact that everyone in our business has a voice and is empowered to challenge and be challenged. The environment we work in is supportive - this allows us to do something which has not been done before.

Personal commitment

The personal commitment of every member of staff and the openness in communication right through our business has created and stimulated a very strong team spirit - this is what gives us the edge and has made us a Great Place to Work.
While everyone participated in this - through the survey and the audit - I would especially like to recognise Linsey Morrice, our Human Resources Assistant, who did most of the work in preparing the culture audit and responding to the various requests for information raised.
We have set the bar high. Our challenge is to keep it at this high level.  I'd like to thank all the team at Aquamarine Power for their contribution - this award is for you!


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