Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre achieves IIYP accreditation

Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) has achieved the Investors in Young People (IIYP) Accreditation, the only people management standard that focuses on an employer’s recruitment and retention of young people.

The centre employs 60 full time members of staff and 300 casual staff and HR manager Louise Mackie says the accreditation “represents a true commitment by AECC to all the employees and demonstrates a solid foundation of the training and development of young people and will boost AECC as an employer of choice.”

Interim MD at AECC, Graeme Cumming (pictured), adds: “We believe in realising the potential and value of young people in order to build a dynamic and productive workforce, building on the creativity and skills of the younger members of staff. Having already achieved Bronze Investors in People in 2014 and now Investors in Young People, gives us the chance to show our commitment to our staff and we are delighted to be showing this by being a Living Wage Employer, irrespective of the age, to all of our employees from 1 April 2016.”

Peter Russian, chief executive of Investors in People Scotland, congratulated the AECC on the award, saying: “I envisage that many more organisations will wish to follow in the footsteps of AECC and demonstrate their commitment to young people by working with the Investors in Young People framework.”

Paul Colston


Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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