Media Employer of the Year Awards 2010
On Wednesday 17th November Pathfinders celebrated their 12th annual Media Employer of the Year Award at the Soho Hotel in London. The Media Employer of the Year Award recognises and celebrates those organisations within the media sector who have developed innovative and successful people strategies.
Each year Pathfinders brings together an independent judging panel drawn from previous finalists as well as industry figure-heads and representatives from trade associations.
The 2010 Media Employer of the Year judging panel consisted of Fiona Joyce, Partner at Blue Rubicon and winner of the Media Employer of the Year Award 2009, Polly Barnes, Talent Director for BEcause Marketing and joint winner 2008, Jill Fear, Business Support for Cannes Lions and previously Professional Development Manager with IPA, Bruce MacRae, Managing Partner of Development of Talent and Elspeth Graham Commercial Director at the CIPR
“It is during tough economic times that companies show their true worth. And it was a real privilege to see the degree to which companies are willing to share their processes and the imagination and enthusiasm behind their programmes was a genuine breath of fresh air”
Jill Fear (Judge)
This year’s finalists, Addiction Worldwide, Grayling PR, Publicis UK Group, Porter Novelli and Shine Communications, sparked much debate and deliberation between the judges. Due to the high standard and quality of the nominations, it was no easy feat for the judges to reach a conclusion on our winner.
"The honesty and energy of the presentations was excellent and made the decision this year particularly difficult… Excellent examples of employers offering its employees the very best in opportunity, stability, stimulation and appreciation.”
Bruce MacRae (Judge)
And the Winner of the Pathfinders Media Employer of the Year Award 2010 is .....
Wendy Duprey and Sue McLelland of Pathfinders Media Recruitment with
the Winner of Media Employer of the Year 2010 Addiction Worldwide.
Olive Johnson (Addiction Worldwide)
“Our winner this year was considered to have truly inspiring, entrepreneurial and effective people strategies, all of which contributes towards a fantastic working culture. The company’s nurturing of talent demonstrated real purpose and excellence... an exemplary employer.”
Sue McLelland (Director of Pathfinders Media Recruitment)
"I did not expect we would win tonight.. with the agencies we were up against.. it was such a surprise and I am so pleased. This has been very exciting and a great honour.”
The evening was a great success and provided an excellent platform for networking. Pathfinders would like to congratulate the Winner of the 2010 Media Employer of the Year Award, Addiction Worldwide, as well as all of the finalists.
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