I am a internal communication professional with around 15 years of experience in both private and non-profit sectors.
Having discovered a passion for people communication at technology company Sage (UK) Limited, I then moved into internal communication management at Home Group before taking up the immense challenge of joining Northern Rock after the financial crisis hit. In just two years, the internal comms team at Northern Rock supported large scale redundancies, the separation of the bank into two entities, the creation of a brand new organisation and the TUPE transfer of over 1000 employees – a steep learning curve for any communicator!
I moved back to Home Group in 2011, and my role oversees the internal communication elements of culture, channels and change. We’re proud to be 7th in UKs best workplaces (super large) and 17th in Stonewall’s top 100 employee index. With over 2300 colleagues spread from Dundee to St Austell, the majority of our colleagues spend their days working with some of society’s most vulnerable people – it makes for a challenging, but wonderfully rewarding role.