Recognition for our rising stars – and their mentors

It is always heartening when dedicated and talented employees we have at Aberdeen City Council are recognised for their skills and I’m delighted that is the case in the forthcoming Law Awards of Scotland.

Scott Connor has been nominated in the Trainee of the Year category and Fiona Closs in the Junior In House Lawyer of the Year category.

Both will face competition, with five other finalists vying for the two awards, but regardless of the outcome on November 30 they can be proud of their achievements in being named finalists.

It’s a great honour for them as individuals early in their careers and reflects positively on the Council as a whole. Those who have mentored Scott and Fiona – sharing knowledge and experience – also deserve praise for their role in this recognition for the team.

At a time of great change within the organisation, it’s important to stress that good people will always be at the heart of the vital services we deliver on behalf of all those we serve. That focus will never change and the commitment to fostering talented individuals across the services is something we can all be proud of.