PF309_Sandra_Campopiano_HR_Award_High_ResPremier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl), the leading multi-channel, high service distributor of products and services to millions of design engineers and purchasing professionals globally, is delighted to announce that Sandra Campopiano, Chief People Officer was last night named HR Director of the Year 2010 at the prestigious HR Magazine Awards in Central London.

Sandra, who has been with the distribution group since 2006 won against a strong shortlist of 7 other HR Directors from both the public and private sector, each of whom had made a strong contribution to the performance of their business. The judges particularly recognised Sandra for her work to help drive the transformation of Premier Farnell through a clear people strategy, and in conjunction with the leadership team embed a high performance culture where innovation is embraced, and trust, integrity and respect are valued.

Commenting on the achievement, Harriet Green, CEO said “Sandra and our global HR team have been instrumental in developing a people strategy which puts our people, along with our customers, at the very heart of the organisation through great career development programmes and opportunities, a leading edge approach to performance, training, reward, and harnessing technology to deliver great tools. Sandra has worked closely with myself and the global leadership team to drive our business transformation through a strong strategic focus and innovation. We’re all very proud she has been recognised in this way.”

Sandra Campopiano added “This award is recognition for everyone at Premier Farnell as we continue to transform the organisation for the future, differentiated by the people we employ. These are exciting times, and I am very proud to be part of the team delivering results and growing the business to benefit all of our different stakeholders, particularly our employees.”

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