Sesame Bankhall Group HR Director scoops top industry award

→ Lisa Winnard, director of HR & development at Sesame Bankhall Group, has been awarded a coveted top industry accolade.

Lisa has been named HR Director of the Year at the prestigious HR Distinction Awards 2012, held at the ICC in Birmingham in front of 400 of her peer HR professionals from across the UK.

The HR Distinction Awards recognise the outstanding achievement of HR Directors from the UK’s leading companies and are assessed by a panel of judges selected from some of the UK’s biggest organisations, including Tesco, McDonald’s and Carphone Warehouse.

Lisa’s triumph recognises a series of innovations that have helped Sesame Bankhall Group to respond positively to significant industry change. This includes leading the development and launch of The Financial Adviser School, which is a new initiative that is helping to attract and train the next generation of professional financial advisers – some of whom have no previous industry experience.

Students benefit from a clear career path and an innovative new training programme, which gives them the technical knowledge and practical people skills necessary to become the industry professionals and business entrepreneurs of the future. 

Lisa Winnard added:

I am privileged to be working with a strong leadership team and talented people who are continually looking to improve the services and support we offer our customers. There is also a clear commitment to invest in our people and our infrastructure, which is enabling Sesame Bankhall Group to maintain its market leading position.

At the same awards Sesame Bankhall Group was also a finalist in two other categories: Distinction in Employee Engagement and Distinction in Talent Development.

Sesame Bankhall Group has long been recognised as the UK’s leading provider of support services to financial advisers. The company has led the ‘Top 100 Advisers’ list, run by FT Business publication Financial Adviser, for the last seven years.

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