PACE award winners

We were pleased to announce the winners of our quarterly Supply Chain PACE Awards at our recent Supplier Event in Birmingham.

The winners were as follows:

  • Passionate – Helly Saunders from City of Bristol College

Joanne Davies, who manages the Work Programme at the college, nominated Helly for the passionate award, praising the effort she goes to for Work Programme customers and the in depth knowledge she’s gained about local employment needs and DWP Programmes.

The first lines of her nomination say it all:

“Since joining the College in November 2013, Helly has not only gone the extra mile for our long term unemployed customers, but the extra 10 miles for all our customers – nothing stands in Helly’s way to get that person the job that they will sustain employment in.”

  • Agile – Lesley Taylor from PHX Training Limited

Lesley was nominated by Shirley Williams, PHX Training’s Development Director, for being quick to adapt to change and for being an effective communicator.

She praised the positive impact that Lesley’s work has had:

“[Lesley’s] skills have helped uncover insights into proactive planning and behaviour and has identified high priority training and demands and trend patterns which has led to discoveries that have alter how we have operate particular tasks. Lesley takes pride in her role and quickly embraces challenges and has become a great innovator of new ideas.”

  • Courageous – Lobia Begum from Community Training Portal Limited

Lobia was nominated by one of the tutors she manages, Mohsin Iqbal, because she is always motivating and supporting her team as their manager. It is her openness to new ideas which truly embody the Courageous value and make her stand out:

“She is always ready to listen to new ideas and how existing system and approach can be improved. Her innovative ideas has helped the business progress.”

  • Empowering – the Traineeships team from Communicators Training Associates Limited

A whole team at Communicators Training Associates have stood out as living the Empowering PACE value.

Isobel Currie, Director at Communicators Training Associates, who nominated the team, shared a story of how the team had gone above and beyond for a trainee whose confidence had hit rock bottom – ending with a positive outcome for the learner.

She said: “I believe this could be a life changing opportunity for our trainee and it is all down to the determination and consideration this team has for their learners.”

It was a really tough choice for our judges, with some really strong nominations. Please keep nominating your colleagues – this quarter comes to a close at the end of November. We’ll announce the winners of the next quarter’s awards in the Newsletter.