We are delighted to announce that Swiis Foster Care Scotland has been presented with The Value for Money and The Small Business & Third Sector awards at the prestigious Scotland Excel Supplier Excellence Awards which was held recently at the Radisson Blu in Glasgow.  Around 380 guests from across the public and private sectors attended the ceremony hosted by broadcaster, Dougie Vipond.

Scotland Excel is the centre of procurement expertise for local government in Scotland. The Supplier Excellence Awards are open to more than 1000 suppliers participating in their national frameworks, with Swiis Foster Care Scotland proudly being the only independent fostering service to be shortlisted. We have now won a total of five Scotland Excel Awards demonstrating the standards and consistency of our outstanding service and the positive impact that we have on society in Scotland.

Swiis Foster Care Scotland success at the Scotland Excel Supplier Excellence Awards

The Value for Money award recognises that Swiis Foster Care Scotland achieve the best possible outcomes for children, while providing value for money and innovative solutions. The award shows that we listen to our young people and actively seek feedback from other key stakeholders, which we use to develop and improve placement options.

The Small Business and Third Sector award acknowledges the specialist knowledge and efficacy of smaller businesses compared to larger competitors. The Swiis Foster Care Scotland team brilliantly demonstrate that the size of a company is not necessarily a barrier to successfully participating in national frameworks.

The Supplier Excellence Awards is the only award programme dedicated to the role of suppliers in public procurement, and celebrates the economic, social, and environmental benefits delivered for communities through the Scotland Excel contracts.

Scotland Excel’s Chief Executive, Julie Welsh commented:

“We are delighted to recognise the vital role of businesses that go the extra mile when providing goods and services through our contracts.

 “It’s right and fitting that companies such as Swiis Foster Care Scotland which demonstrate excellence when supporting delivery of public services are applauded for their achievements.

“The standard of entries for this year’s awards was higher than ever. On behalf of Scotland Excel, I’d like to congratulate Swiis Foster Care Scotland on their well-deserved success.”

The team at Swiis Foster Care Scotland are thrilled at achieving these accolades in recognition of the work they do every day, ensuring our Foster Carers are supported in providing a safe and caring environment for children and young people to thrive.

Sam Arnott, Director of Swiis Foster Care Scotland shared her thoughts on the achievement:

“We are grateful for the recognition and remain committed to attaining the best possible outcome for our foster carers and the children they look after.”

Congratulations and well done everyone in the Swiis Foster Care Scotland team, very well deserved!