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SPT recognised for partnership working with community transport sector

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SPT’s exemplar work in community transport recognisedSPT’s work in Community Transport Public Social Partnership (PSP) has been recognised with a Scottish Social Enterprise Award at an event held in the Scottish Parliament.

The Scottish Social Enterprise Awards are Scotland’s annual awards which recognise innovation and success in social enterprise.  It is an opportunity to showcase how social enterprises are improving Scotland’s economy and society.

SPT won the ‘Buy Social’ – Market Builder 2015 Award acknowledging the partnership working, through the PSP model, between SPT and the community transport sector, specifically the support SPT has provided to the sector in helping it to grow and develop.

Collecting the award from Deputy First Minister John Swinney on behalf of SPT were transport development officer Graham Dunn and PSP co-ordinator Robert Mackenzie.

Graham said:  “This award is a testament to the support SPT is providing to the Community Transport Sector, the partnership working between SPT and the sector and that the PSP model can support co-planning of service design

“Thanks must go to Robert MacKenzie for all his hard work and assistance in driving forward the PSP.”

Nominated for the award by Ready for Business, SPT were praised for its clear evidence of commitment to partnership and co-planning of service design; articulation of the steps taken to improve the community transport infrastructure; overcoming significant cultural and organisational challenges; and evidence of improved commitment to developing social enterprise as a business model.