Pertemps’ Abigail Farnham Finalist In Gender Equality Awards

Abigail Farnham, Account Director – Thames Water Contract, Pertemps Recruitment Partnership has been shortlisted as a Finalist in the Business in the Community Workplace Gender Equality Awards 2016, generously sponsored by Nationwide. Now in their 21st year, the Business in the Community Workplace Gender Equality Awards recognise and celebrate best practice, innovation and individual achievement in public and private sector organisations that are leading the way in creating workplaces that work for women.

Abigail is a Finalist in the Inclusive Leader Award: People Manager category, in partnership with the CIPD. This award is for an exceptional people manager whose inclusive approach to leading diverse teams has engaged and empowered women and employees as a whole, leading to improved individual and organisational performance.

Chairperson of Pertemps, Carmen Watson, said: “Throughout our company, there are countless examples of women being empowered to enjoy successful careers. Our founder in 1961 was a woman and her original vision and objectives are still pursued by the business today: to promote internally, recruit fairly and to create female role models that can be used as a beacon to attract top female talent and represent our client and customer base.”

Kathryn Nawrockyi, Gender Equality Director, Business in the Community, said: “Congratulations to Abigail and Pertemps on being named a Finalist in the Business in the Community Workplace Gender Awards 2016. All of our Finalists demonstrate a clear commitment towards creating inclusive workplaces where women are able to progress and reach their full potential.”

Dianah Worman OBE, Diversity Adviser at the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, said:“Congratulations to Abigail and Pertemps on their success in being named as a finalist for the Inclusive Leader: People Manager title at this year’s Business in the Community Workplace Gender Equality Awards. They have demonstrated an inclusive approach to leading diverse teams and have engaged and empowered women within their organisation. Gender diversity in the workplace not only benefits the individuals, it also makes good business sense. And it’s down to organisations like Pertemps, championing talented women and creating the pipelines which allow them to progress at the same levels as men, that are invaluable in progressing the agenda for equality in the workplace.”

Tony Prestedge, Nationwide's Chief Operating Officer and executive sponsor for gender diversity, said:“We’re once again very proud to be sponsoring the BITC Workplace Gender Equality Awards. Recognising and showcasing employers who are promoting equality and removing barriers to inclusion is very important to Nationwide. We’d like to congratulate all the finalists and we’re looking forward to finding out more about how these employers have put their commitment to gender equality into practice.”

The winners will be announced at the Business in the Community Workplace Gender Equality Awards Gala Dinner, which takes place on Wednesday 20th April 2016 at the London Hilton on Park Lane, as part of Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Week.

A full list of the Finalist organisations across 11 categories is available via the Business in the Community website.