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Lockdown Leader honour for top HR leader

Lockdown Leader honour for top HR leader

A respected head of client services has been applauded for her professionalism and encouragement of her team during the pandemic, scooping a much-coveted Lockdown Leader Award.


Sue Watson of HR Solutions won the title at the delayed 2020 SME Northamptonshire Business Awards, in recognition of the way she supported businesses and staff across the UK with vital HR advice during the Covid 19 crisis, as well as supporting her own team and organisation who started working remotely.

Sue said:

“I am overwhelmed to have been recognised with this award and would like to thank my entire team and everyone at HR Solutions for being so incredible to work alongside. This year has been a challenging one for all businesses in all industries and I’m glad to have been able to help people to navigate all the problems that came with the pandemic.”

Greg Guilford, CEO of HR Solutions said:

“We are so proud of Sue and this fantastic achievement, which is so very well deserved. Steering a ship through a COVID storm requires someone to take charge, make decisions and provide clear direction. Sue has done all of this and more. She is a vital member of our team and I hope she knows how much we appreciate all her hard work.”

The 2020 SME Northamptonshire Business Awards on Monday night – the first face to face awards ceremony organisers Events & PR have hosted since the pandemic.

Guests were delighted to be back together, with all relevant Covid 19 safety precautions in place throughout the event, which was held at the Mercure Daventry Hotel.

Damian Cummins, awards director, said:

“Huge congratulations to Sue on her well-deserved Lockdown Leader Gold Award. Sue is a shining example of how to motivate and lead a team during a crisis, putting measures in place to ensure the wellbeing of both staff and customers and a first-class service at all times. We are delighted to be able to recognise her hard work with this prize.”

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