Double whammy for media firm Tuminds

Inverness social media firm Tuminds has become the first company in the sector to achieve the twin accolade of Investors in People and Investors in Young People (IIYP) accreditation.

Tuminds co-founder Rene Looper, left, with Jim Oag, director of Highlands and Islands services
Tuminds co-founder Rene Looper, left, with Jim Oag, director of Highlands and Islands services

Introduced last year, IIYP is the only people management standard that focuses on an employer’s recruitment and retention of those aged 16 to 24.

Tuminds co-founder Rene Looper says: “At Tuminds we’re all about the team. We’ve got the perfect combination of young people with fresh ideas and people with valuable experience. I’m passionate about equipping young people with the skills they need.”

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Peter Russian, chief executive of Investors in People Scotland, adds: “To see over 1,000 young people working in IIYP-accredited organisations in such a short space since the launch date is testimony of the appeal, rigour and value that organisations across Scotland are putting on the award. We now have organisations accredited in nearly every geographical part of Scotland.”

Wheely good show

Six staff members from Nucleus, the Edinburgh-based wrap platform, have beaten their fundraising target after cycling from London to Edinburgh in the name of a good cause.

The team, along with one of the platform’s users, Steve James from Finance Shop, set off with a target to raise £3,500 for the Joshua Nolan Foundation by covering 459 miles over five days, but ended up raising more than £6,000 for the charity, which helps to fund counselling sessions for people who have been identified as at risk of suicide.

Mather feels at home

He MAY be out of the political limelight but former MSP and Scottish Government minister Jim Mather remains a busy man.

Credited with making the economic case for independence, having taken the argument to the nation’s boardrooms througout the noughties, Mather has just been confirmed as the new chair of industry body Homes for Scotland.

Despite holding visiting professorships, consultancy and non-exec roles, we expect to hear a fair bit from Jim wearing his latest hat.