The Post Office People Award for Collaboration was won by Niall Findlay, who works in Supply Chain at our most Northerly depot in Aberdeen. Niall has been in his current role for just over a year and, in the words of his nomination, “has truly embraced and promoted collaborative working, not only within his own depot but throughout the whole chain, supporting depots the length and breadth of the country”.
Reflecting on his win, Niall said: “I just couldn’t believe I’d even been nominated, and never in my wildest dreams did I think I would win. I was speechless! It is so nice to be recognised in this way, there were so many good people in the room and I feel so proud to be a part of that group. The night was absolutely fantastic and since then I’ve had many emails from people congratulating me”.
Niall was nominated by his line manager James Sherwood, for the way he acted after he heard colleagues in London were struggling to deliver services due to an increase in work volumes. Niall voluntarily travelled down to London to help deliver cash, stock and bureau to ensure branches received what they needed to keep serving our customers and communities.
He also collaborated with colleagues throughout Scotland to deliver essential driver training to make sure the area remained compliant, and he was the first to reach 100% compliance for DCPC nationally within Supply Chain. Not satisfied with just his area being completed, he went further afield and offered his services to other areas around the country, even travelling to Belfast to deliver their training, on Saturday's - following a full week of his day job.
“In my eyes, I was only doing my job,” continued Niall. “I remember when I first started in this role, Supply Chain Director Russell Hancock gave a presentation where he really encouraged us to share his passion and just go out there and make this work, together. I’ve worked for a few multinational companies in my career and to me, Post Office is unique in the way it really cares about the people who work here. I honestly couldn’t have done this alone though, and I’d like to thank my whole team for their support”.
The Collaboration Award was created to highlight how much we really need to encourage all colleagues at Post Office to work together more as we reinvent ourselves - to make sure we matter just as much to our customers tomorrow as we do today.
Group Communications, Brand and Corporate Affairs Director Mark Davies helped judge this category and said, as he presented the award to Niall: “My fellow judges and I were so pleased to see such great examples of collaboration already thriving across the organisation.
“We found this a really tough call to make but in the end there was one person who really stood out. The way Niall had clearly gone above and beyond the day job, moving out of his comfort zone and stepping in where there was a clear business need and value to his collaboration, made him our winner”.