Media Release: Perth company wins coveted award

PERTH-based Fairways Recruitment has been praised for completing a ‘remarkable journey’ over the past two years on the way to a coveted business award.

At the first attempt, the recruitment and HR business support specialists have been awarded an Investors in People (IiP) Gold Award, only the fourth company in Perth and Kinross to achieve this accreditation.

Managing director, Liz Jackson, who bought the company in 2010, said the award demonstrated that the business, which employs five people, is heading in a positive direction.

“As a team we have worked very hard to strengthen, expand and build the business without ever losing sight of our commitment to our clients throughout Scotland,” said Liz.

“We are looking to continue our growth and investment in the company and this top award reflects the ideas and hard work Fairways has undertaken.

“We are delighted and proud. Going for Gold was important to our business because of the complete service range we offer clients covering the entire employability journey.

“We are very grateful and really appreciate all the support offered by the IiP team throughout the process.

“Our achievement shows our current clients that we aim to provide the best possible service and it sends a message also to prospective clients that Fairways is a well-respected, highly competent and go-ahead company that offers great service and results.”

Fairways has joined a select group of businesses with the Gold accreditation as there are 53 others with it in Scotland and 677 in the UK.

Peter Russian, chief executive of IiP in Scotland, who presented the award, praised the company for achieving Gold status at the first attempt.

“It has been a remarkable two-year journey for Liz and her team and this is a significant achievement of which they can all be justifiably proud,” he said.

“The MD has drive and commitment to grow her business and to revitalise it by expanding its services to offer a ‘one shop solution’ to clients.

“This is clearly a passion that involves a lot of hard work but the success the business is already enjoying is bringing its own rewards.

“I congratulate all at Fairways Recruitment on achieving the People Gold award status.”

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