Nici Matlow is Director of HR at Swizzels Matlow. Swizzels Matlow is a Derbyshire-based confectionery manufacturer and one of the UK’s best-loved sweetie brands. Nici talks to us about This Can Happen Awards, what they mean to her company and to the wider UK workforce.
Nici leads the HR Department and serves as Board Director. She oversees the strategic development of company objectives and values and is proud of the ambitious culture which has been fostered at Swizzels Matlow, which is one of inclusivity. Nici ensures that staff are trained at the highest standard of best practice. We are honoured to welcome Nici as a judge for the This Can Happen Awards.
Team This Can Happen was looking for an innovative way to celebrate and recognise companies and individuals who have shown excellence in their approach towards supporting mental health in their workplaces. The awards were launched to celebrate the best examples of workplaces and individuals championing and supporting mental health. The awards are open to all types of workplaces across all sectors.
TCH: “As one of the first judges to sign up to sit on the panel at the inaugural This Can Happen Awards, please can you tell us why the awards are important, what you’re looking for and how you will judge each entry? And do you have any advice for anyone considering entering an award?”
Nici: “It is really important to recognise achievement in an area of work that has, until recent times, been a taboo subject. It is one thing to talk about change but another to act on it. I will be looking for organisations that have moved from a position of little or no mental health awareness or support offered to embracing and embedding new policies and practices. The judges will be impressed by entries that demonstrate that a shift in culture has been achieved due to endorsement and involvement from the top. I encourage any employer or individual who’s had innovative ideas which promote a supportive and inclusive environment for employee wellbeing to enter the awards.”
Entries are welcome from June 4th 2019 until September 12th and the winners will be announced at an awards evening in Central London on Thursday 21st November 2019.
If you have any questions or would like to contact the team please email firstname.lastname@example.org.