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2013 Achievements & Accolades

ScottishPower recorded a huge number of achievements and accolades in 2013, all of which have been covered in detail below. Have you also taken a look at our 2014 achievements and accolades?

Energy Globe Award

ScottishPower Renewables was honoured to receive the National Energy Globe Award UK 2013 for its demonstration tidal array project in the Sound of Islay in Scotland, and was entered into the global competition.  The Energy Globe Award is considered to be one of today’s most prestigious environmental awards and is an internationally recognised hallmark for sustainability.

Institute of Risk Management (IRM) Global Risk Awards

Along with our partner Amor Group (now Lockheed Martin), we were delighted to win the ‘Innovation Through Technology Award’ at the 2013 IRM Global Risk Awards. The award was given for our implementation of Operational Integrity and our Process Safety KPI Dashboard.

National Skills Academy for Power (NSAP) Awards

NSAP is a partnership of the key power industry employers and contractors working together to build skills and capability for the power industry. For the second year, our Learning & Development team took the award for Power Team of the Year. The team has led some pioneering approaches to bringing new people into the power sector, collaborating with our contractor partners and NSAP.

Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards

ScottishPower was recognised with a ‘Big Tick’ in the Workplace Talent & Skills category for our Energy Networks Resource Project, and we were one of just 59 companies shortlisted to go forward to judging, with a chance to be crowned overall winner in the UK.

HR Networks (Scotland) Awards

Fiona Ross and the HR Professional Advisory Service (HRPAS) Team both scooped awards at the HR Networks (Scotland) Awards. With employee engagement as a key ScottishPower aspiration, Fiona’s objective was to provide a clear focus on driving excellence in customer service across the HRPAS team.

Arts and Business (Wales) Awards

ScottishPower won the prestigious Arts, Business & Long Term Support Award for its partnership with Clwyd Theatre Cymru, who are based in Mold, North Wales.

Young Enterprise Awards

Community Liaison Manager Roy Jones was presented with the Gold Award for making an outstanding contribution to the work of Young Enterprise.

British Security Industry Association’s Security Personnel Awards

Security officer Jack Hawthorn won the Regional Security Personnel Award for Service to the Customer in Scotland. Jack, who works for security company Securitas Security Services (UK) Ltd has been working at one of our sites in Glasgow for over 25 years. In a recent ScottishPower employee survey, many commented on Jack’s outstanding level of customer service.

Year in Industry Scotland Awards

Chris Stuart, who spent time in the SP Energy Networks’ Future Networks department as a Year in Industry student, was awarded ‘Best IT Project Implementation’ and runner-up for ‘Best Contribution to the Business’.  Chris’s project allows SPEN to run analyses and investigations that give a view of the low voltage network that it has never previously had access to.

Cancer Research UK

The ScottishPower Cancer Research UK Partnerships team were delighted to receive the Special Achievement Award for our contribution during the first year of the relationship.  

Cancer Research UK Flame of Hope Awards

ScottishPower’s Len Rayne received the Corporate Charity Champion of the Year award in recognition of his outstanding contribution in support of the company’s partnership with Cancer Research UK.

SQA Star Awards

Our work with Glasgow Clyde College earned the Partnership Award which recognises those whose efforts have set new standards in education or training to the benefit of candidates. Our partnership also won the SQA’s distinguished Pride O’ Worth Award - the highest accolade awarded to the overall winner from all categories.

Payroll Giving Quality Mark and Excellence Awards

We were awarded the Silver Payroll Giving Quality Mark for having well over the qualifying 5% of employees signed up to Give As You Earn. During 2013, ScottishPower employees and pensioners donated over £73,000 to charities through the scheme.