Target’s Sophie named Best HR Professional in Sector at Wales HR Awards

Sophie Grant has been named Best HR Professional in Financial & Professional Services for her role at Target Group at the 2019 Wales HR Awards, which recognises and celebrates the achievements of HR professionals across Wales.

Launched in 2017, the Awards ceremony is the flagship event of the Wales HR Network, a leading professional thought sharing and networking group created and run by Cardiff-based commercial law firm Darwin Gray and Acorn, Wales’ leading recruitment specialist.

Hosted by the BBC’s Sian Lloyd, the Awards recognise the best HR professionals at all levels, from apprentices to directors, and organisations as a whole across various industry sectors in Wales – showcasing the commitment, hard work and achievements of individuals and teams within the HR profession over the last 12 months.

Sophie said, “I was flattered to be nominated in the first place, so to be a finalist and then actually win was very unexpected and I’m over the moon! I’ve had so much support and received so many wonderful message, I can’t thank everyone enough!”

Darwin Gray’s Head of Employment Law and HR Fflur Jones said:
“Despite being relatively new to HR, Sophie has accomplished some outstanding achievements from upskilling to reducing staff absence levels at a staggering rate. This was a truly deserved win, well done Sophie!”

Director of Operations for South Wales at Acorn Recruitment Maria Larcombe added:
“Sophie has truly embedded herself within the People Team at Target, generating a reputation for being personable, diplomatic, efficient and effective. It’s been absolutely fantastic to see so many excellent HR professionals like Sophie come together to showcase the talent within HR in Wales.”

Sophie Grant at the 2019 Wales HR Awards