Wendy Dean, HR Director for the express parcel carrier ANC, was awarded the Personnel Today ‘HR Director of the Year’. The awards took place at the Grovesnor Hotel in London and hosted over 1200 human resources professionals from the UK. These awards, judged by the HR industry, received more entries this year than ever before, making the win even more significant. The win comes as a result of her work to integrate the mission statement ‘Delivering Peace of Mind’ into the company culture, which has been a huge success and embraced by employees at all levels. ANC were also delighted to be nominated as a finalist for the ‘HR Strategy in line with Business’ award but narrowly missed out to The AA Group.
Angela O’Connor Executive Director of HR for the National Policing Improvement Agency, last year’s winner of the HR Director award judged this year’s competition, she said “Wendy is clearly at the heart of the business and has been given responsibility for a number of wide ranging areas. She has a clear understanding of how to bring value back into the business through a range of interventions that can easily demonstrate benefits to the bottom line”. Wendy said “I am totally overwhelmed by the award and it is a true reflection of the support and encouragement I have had from the board at ANC. I am also delighted for my team who nominated me for the award, and without their help this simply would not have been possible.” Wendy has been employed with ANC for over 16 years and is responsible for over 1,800 employees. During the past three years alone Wendy and her team have reduced absenteeism and employee turnover significantly. Wendy has also started a driver training division and begun developing the ANC Training Academy for all employees