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Employability Minister presents Investors In Young People Award at Scotland’s Leading Conservatory Firm in Kinross

Mozolowski and Murray, Scotland’s leading glass and timber structure specialists, have today been presented with the prestigious Investors in Young People Award (IIYP) by the Minister for Employability and Training, Jamie Hepburn MSP.  The Minister presented the award to a group of young employees at the company’s Kinross manufacturing base, as he toured the factory and met with their manufacturing and construction teams.

An independently owned business employing over 60 staff, apprentices and young people, Mozolowski & Murray has a highly skilled and trained workforce with over 30 years’ experience in manufacturing and designing luxury bespoke glass and timber structures.

With a proud record of Investors in People Awards, this latest IIYP achievement demonstrates the firms continuing commitment to investing in its staff and providing opportunities for young people to develop trades and skills, in a highly competitive industry.

Congratulating Mozolowski & Murray on this fantastic award, the Minister for Employability and Training, Jamie Hepburn MSP said:

“The Scottish Government is committed to bridging the gap between education and industry, and businesses like Mozolowski and Murray have a crucial role to play in this process.

“We supported more than 128,000 new Modern Apprenticeship starts in the last Parliamentary term, and I have recently announced plans to deliver on our ambitious commitment to supporting 30,000 Modern Apprenticeships starts per year, by 2020. This means even more people and employers will be able to benefit from work based learning and apprenticeships.”

Peter Russian, Chief Executive of Investors in People Scotland, said:

“This is a fantastic achievement for Mozolowski & Murray, where I and the whole IIYP team would like to wholeheartedly congratulate them. The Investors in Young People framework not only recognises and supports organisations in the employment of young people, but marks them out as an employer of choice.

“I envisage many more organisations following in the footsteps of this Kinross based firm in demonstrating their commitment to young people through the Investors in Young People framework.”

Market leaders in designing, manufacturing and installing bespoke hardwood and glass structures, ranging from conservatories and extensions to luxury garden rooms, Directors Craig Hunter and Virginia Murray remain committed to investing in their workforce and providing highly skilled manufacturing and construction jobs locally.

Welcoming this latest award, Sales and Marketing Director, Virginia Murray said:

“We firmly believe that unlocking the potential of young people is not only key to securing the future of our business but is crucial in creating a strong and sustainable construction and manufacturing sector in Scotland.

“We were delighted to welcome the Minister for Employability and Training, Jamie Hepburn to our manufacturing base in Kinross. I hope we demonstrated first hand our continued commitment to quality, standards, customer service and to our workforce, as we continue to build our business.

“This award is testament to the entire team at Mozolowski & Murray and the culture they have fostered in putting training and development at the heart of what we do. Our workforce offers enthusiasm, dedication, loyalty and professionalism and we are extremely proud of them all. They are what makes us Mozolowski & Murray.”

About Mozolowski & Murray

Mozolowski & Murray are market leaders in designing, manufacturing and installing bespoke hardwood conservatories, orangeries, extensions, luxury garden rooms, windows and doors. It has a conservatory design centre, located in Edinburgh’s Morningside area and has recently invested in Scotland’s largest freestanding CNC machine, where hardwood timber frames are being produced to an unrivalled level of precision and finish. The company has been transforming homes and lifestyles all over the country, including the North of England and the whole of Scotland, for over 30 years.

About Investors in Young People

  • Investors in Young People offers a practical, flexible and easy to use tool to assist in the recognition and support in recruitment, training and retention of young people.
  • The Investors in Young People framework responds to a need to bring young people into the workplace and the difference in recruitment, support, management and development that young people require.

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