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Renfrewshire Employability Awards 2017 are open for nominations!


We are delighted to launch the fourth round of the ‘Celebrating Success’ Awards.

It is time again to celebrate the success of our local people who have been supported through our Employability in Renfrewshire Partnership programmes.

Invest in Renfrewshire is all about co-operation. Businesses of all types, people with all sorts of ambitions, the team at Invest and local employability partners have all brought their own strengths to contribute to the success of the programme over the last five years.

Renfrewshire is full of amazing people with immense potential and thousands of unemployed people are supported into work here every year. Nearly 1,000 local businesses have signed up to support the programme, creating work and training opportunities and helping our economy to grow.

Have you employed or trained someone in the past two years who deserves special recognition or who has made a big difference to your organisation? Nominate them for one of our ‘Celebrating Success’ awards.

You can nominate someone in as many categories as you like but you’ll need to fill out a separate form for each person you nominate.

Awards will be made across nine categories:

To nominate, please click the awards name below to reveal the form.

The deadline for nominations is Friday 16 June has been extended to Monday 26 June!

The Celebrating Success Awards ceremony will be held in Paisley Town Hall on the evening of Wednesday 6th September 2017.

This is your chance to nominate a trainee, employee or entrepreneur who has built a better future by investing their time, effort, skills and resources in Renfrewshire.

We look forward to receiving your nominations.

The Invest in Renfrewshire Team

Section 1: Preparing for Work

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    By submitting this application, the applicant confirms and agrees to the following terms and conditions:


    1. To the best of the applicant’s knowledge and belief, the information provided, including all supporting documentation is accurate and complete, and any offer of support will be made on that basis.


    2. If any information provided is found to be incorrect or incomplete then any offer of support may be suspended or withdrawn.


    3. The applicant must not have made any commitment to the project detailed at section 4 overleaf prior to making this application and no such commitment shall be made unless and until an offer of support has been made to, and accepted by, the applicant.


    4. The applicant has met, and shall continue to meet, all relevant legal requirements in relation to the applicant’s business, including, but not limited to, employment, equality and health and safety legislation.


    5. The applicant must have in place at all times all necessary licences and consents for its business activities.


    6. The applicant is not, and shall not become, indebted to the Council in any manner.


    7. The applicant will inform the Council if it receives any support from other public sector bodies and, in such circumstances, the Council, at its sole discretion, may reduce or withdraw the support offered.


    8. The Council has sole discretion to decide if an offer of support can be made.


    9. The Council may review any offer of support at any time and may suspend or withdraw support if it considers it appropriate to do so.


    10. When considering this application, or when reviewing any offer
    of support, the Council shall be entitled to take account of the


    • The economic benefits, to the applicant and/or the wider
    Renfrewshire area, of providing the support.


    • The resources needed to provide the support.


    • Any previous applications from the applicant whether or not support was offered.


    • Any information the Council considers is needed to determine if
    the applicant is a fit and proper person/organisation to receive support; such information may be obtained from public authorities including, but not limited to, other Council Services and relevant agencies, Business Gateway, Scottish Enterprise, Jobcentre Plus, Scottish Government, HMRC, SEPA and Police Scotland.


    11. If the Council requires further information on any of the matters referred to in paragraph 10 above, it shall notify the applicant what information is required and consideration of this application, or any offer of support already given, may be suspended until the required information is received.


    12. These terms and conditions shall form part of any offer of support together with any additional terms and conditions the Council considers to be appropriate.


    13. The Council may suspend or withdraw an offer of support if the applicant breaches any of the terms and conditions referred to in paragraph 12 above.


    14. If any offer of support is suspended or withdrawn, the Council may reclaim any monies paid in connection with this application.


    15. All information supplied by the applicant will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018. It will be held by Renfrewshire Council’s Chief Executive’s Service for promoting and evaluating business support services offered by the Council, our approved contractors and other public economic development agencies. It may also be shared with other Council Services and relevant agencies including but not limited to Business Gateway, Scottish Enterprise, Jobcentre Plus, Scottish Government, HMRC, SEPA and Police Scotland to help prevent or detect fraud or crime and to verify consents and licences and compliance with legislation.

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    Data Protection Policy

    About Invest in Renfrewshire

    Invest in Renfrewshire is Renfrewshire Council’s programme to boost the local economy and tackle unemployment.

    This Data Protection Policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us will be processed.

    For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 2018, Renfrewshire Council acts as a data controller in relation to the provision of employability and business development services.

    Information you give us. You may give us information about you by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. The information you give us may include:

    • name
    • address
    • e-mail address
    • phone number
    • date of birth
    • bank details and
    • information relating to your business.

    Information we receive from other sources. We may receive information about you if you interact with other Delivery Partners in relation to Invest in Renfrewshire or where you attend an Invest in Renfrewshire event. We are also working closely with the third parties (including, for example, business partners and sub-contractors) and may receive information about you from them.

    Data Storage Renfrewshire Council store electronic files and host a central repository of data relating to users of Invest in Renfrewshire (the “Hanlon System”), which can only be accessed, used and modified by authorised Invest in Renfrewshire staff. Renfrewshire Council is the data controller in relation to the electronic files and that CRM System.

    Uses made of the information. We will use this information:
    • to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us;
    • to provide you with information about other Employability and Business Development services or similar services in which you may be interested;
    • to provide you, or permit Delivery Partners to provide you, with information about services we feel may interest you.

    If you are an existing user, we will only contact you by electronic means (e-mail) with information about services similar to those which have previously been provided to you or in which you have expressed an interest.

    If you are a new customer, and where we permit the Delivery Partners to use your data, we (or they) will contact you by electronic means only if you have consented to this. If you do not want us to use your data in this way, contact us at, call 0300 300 1180, or visit The Russell Institute, 30 Causeyside St, Paisley;
    • to evaluate business support and employability services
    • to notify you about changes to Invest in Renfrewshire.

    Disclosure of your information We may share your personal information with other Council Services and relevant agencies including but not limited to Business Gateway, Scottish Enterprise, Jobcentre Plus, Scottish Government, HMRC, SEPA and Police Scotland. All information supplied will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018.


    We may share your information with selected third parties including:
    • Business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into (including without limitation, the delivery of the Invest in Renfrewshire).

    We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
    • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of us or the other Delivery Partners, or others. This includes exchanging information for the purposes of fraud detection or crime and to verify consents and licences and compliance with legislation.

    Your rights
    You can find out more about your information rights at
    For independent advice about data protection, privacy and data sharing, visit the Information Commissioner Office or email

    Changes to this data protection policy
    This policy will be updated as necessary to reflect best practice in data management, security and control and to ensure compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018.

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    Section 2: Achieving in Work

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    The award represents an individual with the talent and attitude to go on to bigger and better things. Nominees should previously have been unemployed and started in their job within the past two years.

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    This award gives recognition to the Renfrewshire person who has shown resilience to become the “Spirit of Enterprise” building up a business that’s filling a need and achieving reasonable traction with the potential to create more jobs within the Renfrewshire area.

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    Section 3: Progression in Work

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    For the employee with stand-out commitment to training and development. We are looking for someone who has learned new skills, taken on more challenging tasks and progressed within the workplace.

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    Recognising the talent and commitment of apprentice who has thrived in their role; developing core skills, showing initiative and potential.

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    Section 4: Special Achievement Award

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    Recognising the success of those who get into employment, training or education and overcome substantial barriers to transform their lives.

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