Amanda Fleet wins Scottish Charity Award!

We are delighted to announce that Amanda Fleet, Sports Development Coordinator at the Highlands and Islands Student’s Association (HISA), has won Employee of the Year at the 2024 Scottish Charity Awards.

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From left to right, Debbie Shields from Aspen People, Amanda Fleet and Sally Magnusson. Photo credit: SCVO (Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations)

This incredible achievement comes soon after winning Staff Member of the Year at the National Union of Students (NUS) Scotland Awards earlier this year, and highlights Amanda's commitment and significant contribution to student sports at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI).  

Described by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), “A true leader in sporting inclusion, Amanda has sparked a profound shift in sports engagement. Her commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion has broken down barriers for marginalised groups and her can-do attitude has led to the development of innovative initiatives and community partnerships. Her tenacity has transformed sporting engagement levels, with membership and sport club numbers growing exponentially as a result of her hard work.”

After winning the award, Amanda said, I am incredibly honoured to have won the Employee of the Year award at the Scottish Charity Awards 2024. I am so lucky to work in such a rewarding career and I am dedicated to ensuring that every single student across the Highlands and Islands has a chance to participate in sport at our wonderful university. I want to thank my colleagues, partner organisations and wider networks for making this all possible.”

The Scottish Charity Awards 2024 ceremony was held on Thursday 20 June in Glasgow and hosted by Sally Magnusson. Run by the SCVO, the annual awards celebrate the best of the voluntary sector and this year’s shortlist included 39 individuals and organisations from charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups across the country.