Travis Perkins Group was shortlisted in the 2019 HR Distinction Awards, in the Leading Transformational Change category.

This was in recognition of the company's ability to ‘plan, implement and manage the people aspect of a business transformation project’, and the ceremony took place last month with comedian Rob Beckett hosting. The winner of the award on the night was Odeon Cinemas Group.

Travis Perkins was shortlisted for its development of new HR services in the form of a self-service portal for both managers and colleagues, and the introduction of new HR systems, where processes were simplified and standardised across multiple brands including more than 20 businesses within the Group.

Human Resources Director Carol Kavanagh said: “This was the largest change programme we have ever undertaken as a Group. It involved around 27,000 colleagues across a complex environment, and our HR team developed some very innovative engagement and communication strategies to support colleagues that would be involved in these changes.

“It was important to make this significant investment in business readiness to ensure everyone within the Group was ‘ready, willing and able’ to use the new systems and adopt the new ways of working, so we could successfully deliver these new HR services that were needed for our business to support its growth.”