Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Momentum Is Building Ahead of CIPD Awards

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Momentum Is Building Ahead of CIPD Awards

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MOMENTUM is building ahead of the annual CIPD North East of England HR&D Awards as the spotlight falls on the first category.

This year's Change Management Project of the Year Award, sponsored by Cintra HR & Payroll Services, will go to the company which has best driven or enabled change initiatives in their organisation.

The awards, delivered alongside The Journal and associate sponsors Nigel Wright, will be presented at a bustling ceremony on June 11 at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead.

Metro Radio stars Steve and Karen will be on hand to celebrate the Change Management Project of the Year Award which will showcase HR&D teams that have worked collaboratively to deliver a programme of business change - engaging with stakeholders and positively impacting on business performance. Last year's award was handed to the team from Arriva North East & Yorkshire, in front of 370 guests.

Carsten Staehr, chief executive officer of Cintra HR & Payroll Services, said: "Cintra HR & Payroll Services is proud to once again sponsor the North East CIPD Awards.

"We have elected to sponsor the "Change Management Award", as the ability to change and adapt effectively is the cornerstone of all successful businesses, including our own. Cintra has been delivering award-winning Payroll and HR solutions for over thirty years and have not only grown and adapted our software but our business also.

"In the words of Charles Darwin: "It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."

"The need to change is fundamental to survival, in both life and business.

"The pace of change in business conditions today is remarkable and the ability to adapt paramount.

"This award highlights those organisations that embrace change and see it as an opportunity for their business to progress and forge ahead of their competitors. To do this takes vision, strong leadership and an open and supportive culture and we commend those who recognise the need for change and implement necessary adaptations successfully: possibly one of the greatest challenges a business can face. …

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