ACOSVO Achieves Investors in People Gold Accreditation

ACOSVO is delighted to announce that it has achieved the prestigious Investors in People (IIP) Gold Award. Gold status reflects that ACOSVO is committed to people management excellence with everyone focussed toward improving, influencing and inspiring Scotland’s third sector leadership. As a membership organisation striving for excellent third sector leadership in Scotland, this is true affirmation of our mission.   

The IIP Report provides a glowing testimony of how ACOSVO leads, manages, and develops its people demonstrating ACOSVO’s commitment to engaging and inspiring members and stakeholders.  Here are some of the lovely things the IIP Report said about our business:


“You are truly committed to engaging and inspiring your people through creating a culture that energises them”

“People are so proud to work for ACOSVO. I met enthusiastic, talented people many of whom described how much they enjoy being part of ACOSVO and how they have personally grown in confidence and capability whilst working there”

“You foster an environment wherein every employee has a say. People are involved and encouraged to contribute ideas and challenge the way things work. A feeling of empowerment is conveyed with decision making not exclusively controlled by the leadership team, but through others being encouraged and trusted to take decisions to”

Bonnie Clarke, Chief Executive of Remarkable, the organisation licensed to deliver Investors in People in Scotland, said, “This is a fantastic achievement for ACOSVO. Investors in People recognises organisations who are truly committed to their people, continuous improvement and customer service. We have supported ACOSVO since 2012 and are delighted to see their ongoing dedication recognised with this Gold award. Many congratulations!"


Achieving IIP Gold is fantastic news, of course, but we’re not going to stop there - we’re always looking for ways to improve.

Commenting on the award, ACOSVO Chief Executive Pat Armstrong OBE said: “I am very proud that ACOSVO has again been recognised for the Gold standard IIP accreditation. This gives independent verification that we continue to provide a culture and environment where members and employees can thrive and develop, and formally recognises the commitment and efforts of all employees.”