Posted on 13/01/2020 | News
Local Ross-shire based charity ILM (Highland) is delighted to congratulate their former CEO Andy Dytch on his recent MBE award for his services to the community and the environment in the north of Scotland. Andy Dytch managed the company from its inception in April 1994 through to May 2017. His award was included in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for 2019.
ILM’s current CEO Martin MacLeod said, “We are delighted that Andy’s many years of dedicated work at ILM (Highland) have been acknowledged in this extremely prestigious way. ILM continues to make a big social impact on the communities we serve by helping vulnerable people to live independently in their own home for longer through our Care & Repair and Handyperson services. We also remain committed to environmental improvement through the delivery of our Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Recycling Service throughout the North and North-East of Scotland, as well as our Electrical Retail Outlet in Alness selling both new and reconditioned electrical appliances.”
ILM’s Chair Kirk Tudhope adds “On behalf of the Board of ILM we pass on our warmest congratulations to Andy for this well deserved recognition of his contribution. Andy was instrumental in setting up the charity and without his work we would not be able to carry out our vital work empowering people to remain in their own homes.”
ILM (Highland) is a social enterprise and registered charity which has been delivering valuable services across Highland for almost 25 years. In the year 2017-18. ILM helped over 3000 vulnerable residents. Services ranged from providing small jobs, such as changing lightbulbs and fitting grab rails, to large scale home improvements and adaptations including fitting new accessible wet rooms and access ramps. This work enables persons to remain in their own home which in turn supports the NHS and other care providers. ILM’s actions supporting the environment also helped 635 Households save £117,000 by selling refurbished goods compared to buying new.