Helplines Partnership shortlisted for the People and Culture award at the Microsoft Dynamics Change Ambassadors Programme

Paula Ojok, Director of Membership and Marketing, is shortlisted for her outstanding staff management following the recent merger and restructure of three UK wide charities.

Paula has pulled together and motivated a geographically dispersed team, offering different skills sets, for the benefit of the organisation and the sector. As a result, the company has benefited from motivated, specialist staff, who feel valued and appreciated for their contribution to the organisation’s growth and success.

She is also the Equality and Diversity Lead and has implemented a new culture of flexible work / life integration, providing all her team with the equipment and culture to work from anywhere in the world, at any time.

Theodore Spyrou, Chief Executive of Helplines Partnership and her sponsor, said: “Paula is excellent at time management, working quickly and efficiently at achieving her objectives with a whole team approach.  All her staff are extremely supportive of her and Helplines Partnership as a whole.”

Paula said: “I am delighted to be shortlisted, it demonstrates that the voluntary sector can compete with the commercial sector in driving forward change”.

"The quality of the entries has been excellent and determining the shortlists was not an easy task. We have uncovered a range of exceptional entrants who have instigated real change within their company and these awards will celebrate their success and recognise their hard work", said Melissa Carson, Chief Operating Officer of Executive Education at London Business School and independent judge on the EIU committee.

The finalists will be announced at a special awards dinner in May.