Spotlight on our Post Office Commit Award winner - Andy Corbett

Spotlight on our Post Office Commit Award winner - Andy Corbett

At Post Office, commitment is how we get things done – it’s our decisive delivery that drives our business. This People Award category was created to recognise people who have pushed forward, through challenges and overcome barriers, whilst staying focussed on the final result.

And in our Commit award winner Andy Corbett, this is just what we found.

The judges selected Andy, as their winner for the remarkable dedication he has shown to achieving the right results for the business, and for the commitment he gives to maintaining his own expertise to the highest possible levels, as well as sharing this to benefit others inside and outside Post Office.

“I was happily shocked to be nominated” said Andy. “I was working at home and I received the letter in the post, and I read it and just thought 'wow, this is really nice!' I was also really humbled - I’ve worked with some amazing people in my 34 years at Post Office and I know there are so many deserving people here, so I felt very grateful to those colleagues who nominated me”.

In his role as Salesforce Administrator, Andy makes sure regulatory changes, pricing changes, and promotional offers are accurate on our systems, often to very tight deadlines. His reputation for commitment garnered several nominations, and he was also commended for how he generously gives his time to two not-for-profit organisations.

“In my current role I’ve had a real sense of ownership and purpose, and I feel trusted to do a good job. I also feel that as the business has invested in my Salesforce training, that I should make the most of these very specific skills,” continued Andy.

“Over the last year there’s been a couple of new things like GDPR and Insurance IDD that we’ve had to address to remain compliant on our systems that are used on our customer-facing digital tablets. Due to my knowledge I was able to highlight areas that needed more work and keep us compliant”.

His reputation for commitment garnered several nominations, and he was also commended for how he generously gives his time to two not-for-profit organisations. “There’s a large Salesforce community, as this sales tool and platform is used by retailers all over the world, so I use this to keep up on best practice and share knowledge, experience and offer my support. I believe you can learn something new at any age, I want to encourage people to not be afraid of new developments.

“I also work with ‘Coder Dojo’ – a coding club for disadvantaged young people and give my time to non-profit organisations who want to use Salesforce, via the Salesforce Super Mums group, which supports Mums (and Dads) who are returning to the workforce after a period of time out of work and want help with a change of direction. 

Here are just some of the things colleagues have said about our winner:

• ‘He goes out of his way to support key initiatives, in such a calm, collected manner – even with a massive workload and tight deadlines.’
• ‘I bow to their knowledge and ability to explain things in a way that’s relevant and simple and straightforward’
• ‘He’s approachable, positive and follows things through’.
• ‘His voluntary work with CoderDojo and as a mentor for SalesForce Supermums is inspiring'
• 'He is a Ranger (the highest level of recognition) on SalesForce's training site, Trailhead'