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My Impact
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As part of Southend's transformation I supported their journey from a failing Council in 2005/6 to winning ‘Council of the Year 2012’. 

During this period the organisation delivered its £66m savings programme without cutting services, increased employee engagement and reduced the number of days taken sick down to six, well below the public sector national average of 8.7 at the time(13/14).

In a 2015 LGA Peer review the visiting Chief Executive commented 'our employees engagement was 'second to none’ and  ‘they were blown away by our people’s passion and commitment to the town’.

Recognition of the OD efforts I have lead has been via:


  • Transforming Southend! 

  • PPMA awards (2017) for Transforming the Working

    Environment and Sustainable Transformation

  • Training Journal (TJ) Gold Award 2016 – for Best OD

      Programme,  an all sector international award.

  • TJ Silver award 2016 – our internal Coaching Programme recognised as an excellent example of introducing coaching skills corporately.

  • Supporting winning MJ Senior Leadership Team 2016. 

  • Stonewall top 100 Employer 

  • RoSPA Level 5 Platinum status. 

  • Investors in People Silver, then Gold.

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