Blackwood has a proven track record of awards and accreditations demonstrating our commitment as an organisation to our aims and values.

Positive About Disabled People

Blackwood has displayed the Positive about Disabled People ‘Two Ticks’ symbol since 1998.  This means that we are committed to employing disabled people and that disabled applicants are guaranteed an interview if they meet the basic conditions for the job.

Investors in People

Blackwood has achieved Investors in People Platinum status indicating that we have exceptional people management and develop our employees with excellent training opportunities.

We have also been awarded Investors in Young People Gold status, showing that we work in a way to harness the creativity and skills of young people.

Institute of Leadership & Management

Blackwood is accredited by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM).  This means that Blackwood can deliver accredited training to its staff to develop their leadership skills, and give them an ILM qualification that is recognised nationally.

Healthy Working Lives

Blackwood has Gold status for Healthy Working Lives, an accreditation given to organisations who have created a safer, healthier and more motivated workforce.



Inside Housing Development Award – Best Affordable Housing Development (Highly Commended)

CIH Scotland Housing Awards – Communications in a Crisis (Shortlisted)

HR Network Awards - HR Team of the Year (Shortlisted)


The National Lottery Community Fund - Awarded funding towards hiring a Volunteer Co-ordinator

Engaged Level Carer Positive Award 

Investors in Young People - Gold Level Award

CIH Housing 2019 - Best Stand for Innovation


Herald Scottish Digital Business - Charity and Social Enterprise Award 2018

Investors in People Gold Award 2018


UK Housing Awards - Outstanding Approach to Digital Inclusion
Scottish Home Awards - Innovation in Design Finalist (Highly Commended)
TIS National Excellence Awards 2017 - TIS Tenant Participation Champion Douglas Mutrie


Scottish Care Awards - Service User Achievement Award for Mandy McKenzie (care customer)
Scottish Care Awards - Learning Development Champion for Chris Hogsden (L&D Officer)


CIH Excellence Awards - Bob Allan Young Achiever Award for Emma Birnie (Housing Assistant)
Tenant Participation And Scrutiny Award: Tenant Scrutiny of Outcome 6 of the Charter


CIH Excellence Awards - Robina Goodlad Award for Significant Contribution by Women for Lizanne Burton (tenant and Board Member)
CIH Excellence Awards 2 - Excellence in Developing Skills and Capacity Award for Blackwood’s Leadership Management Course


Care Accolade - Innovation and Redesign Award for bespoken
Herald Scottish Digital Business Awards – Public Sector Award for bespoken