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Bitesize: Snippets from the sector in August


  • Scottish Building Society becomes first major sponsor of the Scottish Women's Premier League

  • Skipton Building Society awarded platinum Investors in People status

  • Dudley Wellbeing campaign a glowing success

Scottish Building Society becomes first major sponsor of the Scottish Women's Premier League

SBS-Launch.jpgScottish Building Society has agreed a six-figure sponsorship deal over the next three years for Scottish Women's Football two top senior leagues; SWPL1 and 2.

Their significant investment will ensure continued growth and development at a key time for the sport. It will also ensure that for the first time, prize money will be presented to the League winners from 2018.

Mark Thomson, Chief Executive, Scottish Building Society said:

“As a proud Scottish brand we are delighted to be joining forces with Scottish Women’s Football to help unlock the potential of the sport and support its future development. Scottish Building Society is firmly rooted in local communities where we have helped people save for the future and buy their homes since 1848.”

Vivienne MacLaren, Chair of SWF said:

“It has been a wonderful year for women’s football in Scotland and this is icing on the cake. We have new appointments at the SWF team, seen a surge in media interest and now we have a new major sponsor. Everything is moving in the right direction."


Skipton Building Society awarded Platinum Investors in People status

IIP-Claire-and-John.jpg​Skipton has become the only UK building society – and one of just two UK financial institutions – to achieve Investors in People Platinum. This is the highest level of Investors in People (IIP) accreditation, awarded for commitment to high performance through excellent people management.

Just 0.5% of the 10,000 organisations across the country that are IIP accredited have gone on to achieve the Platinum accreditation.

Tim Spackman, Skipton’s Head of Organisation Capability, said:

“Since 1991 Investors in People has set the standard for better people management, so we are delighted to receive this ultimate honour. Being awarded gold standard three years ago, and then a long service award last year was testament to our values-driven learning culture. The news that we’re one of the very few platinum assessed organisations really is the icing on the cake.

“We are so incredibly proud of our progress through Investors in People. We cannot stress how important we believe it is to have colleagues who are engaged, involved and able to contribute to our business decisions. And in achieving the platinum accreditation we are one of just two financial institutions in the UK at this level.”

For more information about Investors in People visit


Dudley Wellbeing campaign a glowing success

Dudley-Wellness-campaign-txt.jpgDudley Building Society's summer Wellbeing campaign has been heralded a success. Running from July to September, it is a testament to the society's dedication to the wellbeing of its people, and its commitment to providing a healthy working environment.

The main challenge of the Wellbeing campaign has been a 10k step challenge in which everyone involved has been designated to a team, each person must record the amount of steps and any sport related activities they do each day as each team battles to win the wellbeing title!

As part of the campaign, the Dudley invited the The Smoothie Bike Company to their head office. They provided two stationary bikes which harness the cyclists' pedalling energy to power a blender. Fruit goes into the blender and after about a minute of pedalling a healthy nutritious drink is served.

For more information on the Dudley's Wellbeing campaign, head to their Twitter page.


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Posted by Amy McCluskey on 30 August 2017