“On Tuesday June 18, 2013, PC Misheck Muchemwa and PC Allan McLean attended the Scottish Awards for Business Excellence 2013 ceremony at the Roxburghe Hotel in Edinburgh, to receive the prestigious European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) Award from Dave Bradley, CEO Quality Scotland, on behalf of SEMPERscotland.This was in recognition of the important work being undertaken by SEMPERscotland to support minority ethnic officers and staff. The event was well attended with representatives from both the private and public sectors. Mish and Allan were able to raise the profile of SEMPERscotland by outlining what the organisation does to a wider public.
John Loughton the winner of 2008 Hijack Big Brother was the Keynote Speaker and delivered an entertaining and insightful speech challenging the audience on issues around doing things for ‘me’ or for ‘we’.
The EFQM Committed to Excellence accreditation is a 2 stage process that took three months for SEMPERscotland to complete. The award was conferred to by external examiners from Audit Scotland on April 16, 2013.
The Nasreen Mohammed recognition
Tayside Division’s Diversity Adviser Nasreen Mohammed has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in recognition of her services to the advancement of Diversity and Equality within the Scottish Police Service.
Nasreen, a member of SEMPERscotland since its inception, has been working to advance equality and community cohesion for Tayside and the wider Scottish society for almost 30 years in a variety of contexts within the voluntary, charity and statutory sectors.
The Recognition of Chief Constable David Strang
In March of this year, SEMPERscotland officially presented former Chief Constable, David Strang, with a plaque in recognition of his exceptional personal and professional commitment to the promotion of diversity in the Police Service.
The SME Achievement Awards
SEMPERscotland was the winner of the Community Champions Award for Equality and Social Justice at the annual Scottish Minority Ethnic Achievement Awards at the Crowne Plaza.
The work the organisation does within the diverse minority ethnic communities, as well as the tireless promotion of fairness and equality in the police were highlighted and commended.