Clearview National February 2018 - Issue 195 - Page 77

MOVERS&SHAKERS SUZANNE JOINS TIMBER AND BUILDERS’ MERCHANT Independent timber and builders’ merchant The Ridgeon Group has appointed Suzanne Britter as its new HR Director. She joins the business following six years at Ladbroke Coral Group in senior HR roles. » » AMONG HER RESPONSIBILITIES Suzanne will develop Ridgeons’ brand reputation as an attractive employer, promoting the company’s longstanding reputation for providing a supportive, trusted and enterprising working environment for employees. She commented: “I am delighted to join Ridgeons as a company which has maintained its status as an excellent employer for many years. Although it is a business in a traditional industry, it sets itself apart from other builders’ merchants. It supports staff through professional development and offers plenty of progression opportunities, while developing a high-performance culture and providing excellent customer service. “Ridgeons is well known within the industry. However, people who may not be familiar with the trade need to know that it offers a great place to work. In fact, it was Suzanne Britter, HR Director of Ridgeon Group. the company’s values and culture that partly attracted me to my new role. I look forward to refining our employer value proposition and communicating it to new audiences.” In addition, Suzanne will be identifying areas for development in the company’s employee engagement strategy to ensure staff continue to be inspired and motivated, and to make Ridgeons a first-choice employer in the industry by 2020, as outlined in the business’ 2020 Vision. Another of Suzanne’s priorities is the development of the business’ apprenticeship scheme which will provide more opportunities for people of all ages and to develop current employees through apprenticeships training, enabling them to build skills and gain qualifications. She will also be building on Ridgeons’ technical training programme. Outside of work Suzanne enjoys spending time with her family and volunteers as a trustee for a Cambridge-based charity. Ridgeons is one of the UK’s largest timber and builders’ merchants with 26 branches across the East of England. Turnover stands at £160 million per annum and Ridgeons Group employs around 850 people. New Head of Membership and Training Joins the GGF The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Hearn as Head of Membership and Training. » » RICHARD HAS AN EXTENSIVE background in professional membership bodies, focused on professional qualifications, accreditation and CPD (Continued Professional Development). He is specialist in developing and implementing membership and training strategies. He joins from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) where, as Head of Member and Customer Development he transformed the membership focus over 3 years increasing both membership and revenues. Richard has also worked for Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and for the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW). His commercial experience also includes terms at Ernst and Young and law firm Taylor Wessing developing customer value propositions. Richard has also consulted to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). C L E A RV I E W-U K . C O M » FE B 2018 » 77