Press release - 07 December 2022

Wincanton a double winner at the HR Excellence Awards

Wincanton, a supply chain partner for UK business, is delighted to announce that our People Team have been named HR Team of the Year at the HR Excellence Awards

Our People Team were rewarded for developing an exceptional network of 20,300 colleagues who build resilient and responsive supply chains for our customers. 

Wincanton’s achievements in developing the next generation of supply chain talent, the investments we make in our people, and the vital role our People Team play in supporting our growth agenda, were also recognised by the judges. 

The prestigious panel of judges said they were ‘hugely impressed’ with the achievements of the Wincanton People team.

The judges also said that they ‘really liked the benefits to the business achieved by having a well-established people strategy’.

Sally Austin, Chief People Officer, Wincanton,said: 

People are at the core of our success. The operational excellence and innovation we deliver for our customers cannot be achieved without our great people. This is why we’re especially proud that our People Team, who support our colleagues to be their very best, have been recognised as the leading HR team in the UK at the HR Excellence Awards.

Furthermore, Ben Wrigley, Group Employee Relations Case Manager at Wincanton, was named HR Future Leader at the HR Excellence Awards for the impact he has made at Wincanton. 

Ben Wrigley joined Wincanton in July 2021 as Group Employee Relations Manager. Since joining he has driven a more strategic approach to Colleague Engagement across Wincanton.

The panel of judges said that Ben ‘is clearly built to be an inspirational leader’.

Ben Wrigley, Group Employee Relations Case Manager at Wincanton, said: 

I’m overjoyed to have won this prestigious award and be recognised nationally as a Future Leader in HR. 

“I could not have done it without the dedication and commitment of all the amazing colleagues and leaders I work with at Wincanton. I’d like to thank them for helping me grow and develop in my career.

Sally Austin, Chief People Officer, Wincanton,said: 

Everyone at Wincanton is thrilled to see our colleague Ben win the HR Future Leader Award.  

Ben is a true role model, and a great example of high potential. He adds true value to our business and to our customers and, as we support his career, we are delighted to see him achieve this major milestone.


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