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SSCL strikes gold twice at CIPD Wales Awards

SSCL has struck gold twice this week at the prestigious CIPD Wales awards. The SSCL team won the Best HR Consultancy Award and Mike Beynon, SSCL’s Head of Recruiting and Vetting Services was also honoured with a gold award for his “Outstanding Contribution in the Field of People Development in Wales”.

The Best HR Consultancy Award recognises SSCL’s partnership with the Ministry of Justice and its innovative solutions to help tackle its resourcing needs. In 2016 the Secretary of State for Justice announced investment to provide 2,500 more frontline prison officer staff by 2018. SSCL supported this goal and through innovative technologies such as Virtual Reality and digital recruitment processes, and in February 2018 the MoJ announced it had reached its target a whole NINE months ahead of the December 2018 deadline.

Managing Director for SSCL Government, Jeannette Smith said: “I am so proud to have such fantastic teams - these awards are so well deserved.

“I want to say a huge thank you to everyone for all their hard work and commitment. They have delivered a great service. The accolades and awards we have received this month show dedication to our Government clients and are a reflection of the hard work, commitment, flexibility, innovation and brilliance of the teams.”

David Parsons, Director of HR & Payroll Services added: “We are really proud of our roots in Wales and being part of the CIPD Wales community, so winning these awards means a huge amount for us and our over 400 strong HR team in Wales.

“We have faced unprecedented challenges but these awards recognise the innovation and new ways of working we have developed in partnership with our clients as well as the our leadership team led by Mike Beynon.”

It has been a great season for SSCL – scooping SIX awards in total the last few weeks for excellent services provided to its clients!


This project also picked up the HR and Learning & Development supplier 2018 award in the prestigious CIPD People Management annual award ceremony.

SSCL was also named:

·       Reward Strategy 2018 Best Service Provider Team for the services it provides to Government payroll

·       Ideas UK 2018 Award for People and Organisation recognising The SSCL Way - a highly successful employee engagement programme developed by SSCL and rolled out to colleagues in 2017.

·       Engage Awards 2018 Best Business Transformation Strategy winner for its approach to business transformation, outstanding transformation journey and the significant achievements during the last five years in terms of its people strategy and business process. 


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