Norbert Dentressangle bags second HR distinction award
Mark Simmons, HR Director for Norbert Dentressangle Logistics UK Ltd, has been named HR Director of the Year at the HR Distinction Awards, beating off strong competition from a shortlist of six UK HR Directors.
Judged by a panel of HR experts from leading businesses including Coca Cola Enterprises, Fujitsu and Tesco, the awards recognise outstanding achievement in human resources.
The HR Director of the Year award goes to the individual who has led a team to successfully implement a people strategy that directly contributes to the achievement of organisational objectives, and helped create an executive culture in which people issues are at the heart of every important business decision.
Simmons said: “The logistics industry is not seen as glamorous, especially alongside major retail and consumer brands, which makes it all the more satisfying to be bringing home this trophy on behalf of the fantastically passionate and hard-working team of HR professionals with whom I am privileged to work.
“In an industry which often struggles to attract new talent, I am very proud to work for an organisation which places people at the very heart of its business. From our apprenticeship scheme right through to our senior leadership programmes, we are investing in attracting people into the industry and developing them to be better at their jobs and achieve their full potential.”
The judges were impressed with Simmon’s sustained performance over a significant time period, contributing to impressive business growth through Norbert Dentressangle’s ‘You Grow, We Grow’ philosophy.
He heads a 40 strong function which delivers HR support along with a comprehensive learning and development programmes to 12,000 colleagues throughout the UK.
This is Norbert Dentressangle’s second HR Distinction Award, having picked up the award for Distinction in Learning and Development in 2013.
Norbert Dentressangle is an international player in logistics, transport, air and sea freight with 43,200 staff and a presence in 25 countries. At 31 December 2014, its turnover was €4.7 billion, including 60 percent generated outside France. Norbert Dentressangle develops high added value solutions in its three sectors of activity on the European, American, African and Asian continents and places sustainable development at the core of its business.
For more information about Norbert Dentressangle’s services, visit: www.norbert-dentressangle.co.uk
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