Gold award for Connecting Scotland at the iESE Public Sector Transformation Awards
Connecting Scotland won Gold in the ‘Working Together’ category at the iESE Public Sector Transformation Awards in London on Wednesday 8 March 2023.
The award recognises the role of Connecting Scotland in building partnerships with the public, private and third sectors through supporting citizens with devices, connectivity and skills support. This approach simplified the way Scottish citizens and local businesses deal with public services by helping those most impacted by digital exclusion.
The Connecting Scotland programme was unique and would not have been achieved without the partnership between many different organisations.
Eilidh McLaughlin who heads up the Digital Citizen Unit within the Digital Directorate said, ‘I am humbled to receive this award on behalf of Scottish Government and its key partners: the Scottish Council For Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), all of the many charities involved and partners in local government and health who have worked together in difficult of times during the pandemic to provide digital support to those who needed it most.
However this award reminds us that there is still much to do to support all those who are still digitally disadvantaged. We will continue to work with our partners to achieve our goal of being a digitally inclusive nation.”
David McNeill, Director of Development at SCVO – the delivery partner of Connecting Scotland commented.
‘This award demonstrates the huge impact partnership working can have. Connecting Scotland reached over 60,000 people by working with over 1,000 unique public sector and voluntary organisations. These organisations support some of the most vulnerable people in the country and reaching them would not have been possible without the incredible level of commitment from their staff and volunteers’.
Find out more about the iESE awards: Public Sector Transformation Awards 2023 – IESE Local Government and Public Sector Consultants