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Northern Gas and Power secures British HR Awards accolade

An energy procurement firm has picked up an industry honour.

Northern Gas and Power secured the Large Organisation of the Year title at the recent British HR Awards.

The Gateshead Quays-based company beat off competition from rivals including King’s College London and Weir Minerals Europe.

It was recognised for demonstrating ‘impact-focused investment’ and a ‘data-led approach’.

Judges also praised its ‘strong commitment’ to inclusion and diversity, with more than half of employees from minority backgrounds.  

Scott High, the firm’s people director, said: “This is a fantastic achievement and a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our colleagues.

“We’re passionate about our people and diversity is in our DNA.

“We know how important it is for our colleagues to feel supported and free to be themselves at work.

“We’re leading the sector in the work we do for customers.

“Our approach to reward, recognition and health and wellbeing shows how we’re leading the colleague experience too.

“From our first-class learning and development programme to our family-friendly policies, we understand what helps our team deliver excellent results.

“The phenomenal growth of our business shows that a happy, successful team creates an exciting, ambitious and energised place to build successful careers for people to thrive.”

Nate Harwood, a British HR Awards judge, added: “The awards have a single aim, to recognise the organisations and individuals that are shaping a new possible for the future of work.

“We believe a great people experience is essential to building a healthy business and we’re immensely proud to celebrate the leaders that are being bold, transforming the people experience and helping to showcase the best of British HR.”

Pictured: Anna Craggs, NGP trainee people advisor, with the firm’s award