NSCG Interim Awards winners announced

Gavin Wingfield | 31 January 2024

Last week we announced the winners of our inaugural NSCG Interim Awards. In our efforts to champion the Interim community we had the pleasure of shining a spotlight on nine outstanding individuals delivering significant results for their clients, six of whom were the first to win one of our awards.

The awards were launched to highlight the great work Interim Managers are doing in the workplace and herald the results they’re delivering for organisations.


We selected five industry professionals to populate our judging panel, including: Gordon Pitman, CHRO at GKN Aerospace, Charles Stuart, Secretary of the industry’s professional body, the Institute of Interim Management (IIM), Tunde Hilton, Founder and Managing Director of Connex Leadership Networks, Dave Lea, Managing Partner at NSCG, and Lubna Haq, Director – Talent Consulting at NSCG. After careful deliberation the judges selected six winners and three were highly commended.


The Awards:

Best in Private Sector Award

Glynn Thomas

The judges felt that Glynn was a standout winner in this category. The adaptability he has demonstrated in a very challenging sector, to gain key stakeholder buy-in and ensure delivery of results for his client was heavily recognised. As was the magnitude of the impact he had, in generating commercial and operational value in such a short space of time.


Best in Public Sector Award

Eve Mitchell

Judging this category proved to be quite difficult and the judges deliberated for a while on two specific entries that they felt both deserved to win. Ultimately the judges chose Eve Mitchell stating that Eve’s entry highlighted some amazing work and were very struck by the outcomes Eve has managed to achieve for her client(s) and even more so by the sustainable programme of change and tools Eve left the organisation with.


Change Leader of the Year

Jackie Mitchell

Judges were impressed by Jackie’s entry and found it ticked all the boxes. It was clear to see the impact Jackie had on the client’s output across functions and resulted in real change throughout the organisation. The sustainable change was a real highlight for judges as well as Jackie’s noted desire to support leadership in ensuring it was embedded.


Long-term achievement Award

Craig Dean

Judges felt that Craig’s entry was very strong and highlighted his longevity as an Interim Manager. Having worked on a plethora of projects across different functions for an array of clients over multiple years, it clearly demonstrated Craig is not only liked by the clients he works with, but has the adaptive skillset required to deliver outstanding results.


Most Innovative Award

Joff Musson

The judges were impressed by Joff’s nominations as they evidenced his expertise within the sector alongside his financial acumen and drive for operational efficiency. It’s clear that Joff’s fresh outside-the-box thinking has allowed him to deliver great outcomes and results for clients.


Newcomer of the Year

Paul Woodham

Judge’s enjoyed learning about how Paul has transferred his 30+ years of public & private sector experience to the Interim marketplace. Highlighting the skills the judges know clients look for in Interims. Paul demonstrated the ability to embed quickly, affect change, provide expert insight into the client’s situation and execute a strategy at pace that delivered financial and people outcomes the organisation desired.


Highly Commended:

The judges also highly commended Deirdre LaBassiere, Ian Dobbie, and Marc Anton. Feeling that Deidre’s entry highlighted an amazing array of skills and were extremely impressed by the amount she managed to achieve during such a short period of time in a transformation role. Stating that Ian’s entry not only highlighted the change impact he had, but also his experience, ability to address issues and leadership of new senior hires. While Marc’s entries highlighted the brilliant work he’s doing in the marketplace and that he’s had a very strong career over the years across several clients and positions.



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