Recognition for effective governance and management in Birtenshaw

Birtenshaw is delighted to announce that it has recently been re-awarded the PQASSO Quality Mark recognising the excellent work it does as a third sector organisation in England and has been endorsed by the Charity Commission.

David Reid (Chief Executive) said, ‘I am delighted that Birtenshaw has been awarded the PQASSO quality mark again. The assessment process is a thorough process conducted over a week by two independent assessors. During the process they reviewed all aspects of the organisation and interviewed over 40 employees and Trustees. We know we do a good job, but to have it verified by internal experts is great news!’

PQASSO is part of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), and is the only UK quality standard designed to help third sector organisations operate more effectively and efficiently.  Birtenshaw was assessed against the 11 standards of effective practice in PQASSO, including in governance, leadership and management, managing staff and volunteers and managing money, and proved to meet all standards.

Nadeem Razvi (PQASSO Program Manager, NCVO] said “We are delighted for the trustees, staff and volunteers of Birtenshaw that they have achieved the PQASSO Quality Mark. We know that organisations using PQASSO benefit by having better governance, better systems and procedures and better quality of services for their users and it is great that the community of PQASSO users in England is growing”.

PQASSO is awarded for three years and Birtenshaw will be reassessed in 2021.



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