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P&N Group were last week named winner of the Gerard Daniels Human Resource Management Excellence Award in the 2023 AIM WA Pinnacle Awards for the successful implementation of the organisation’s cultural renovation initiative.

The awards are Western Australia’s premier business leadership excellence awards, recognising and rewarding outstanding organisations in Australia that have a significant footprint in WA.

Following the merger between WA’s P&N Bank and east coast BCU Bank, P&N Group sought to maintain its values and customer centric model by evolving the culture together with its people to ensure it was primed to support the Group’s five-year strategy.

P&N Group’s ongoing cultural renovation started in 2021, with the aim of developing an inclusive and productive work environment that benefits both its people and customers. As a result, not only does the organisation have a strong culture, but its engagement scores are consistently high and its profile as an employer of choice is growing.

P&N Group’s Chief People Officer, Christine MacKenzie, said it was an honour to be named winner of the Gerard Daniels Human Resource Management Excellence Award amongst such a worthy group of finalists.

“At P&N, we are especially proud of our unique and strong culture. Many of our people stay with us and some even return to us because our culture is a real point of difference,” Ms MacKenzie said.

“Our people are our best asset, driven by a shared purpose and desire to collectively build a workplace of trust and belonging for all.

“As such a customer-centric organisation, we believe that our great culture translates to great experiences for our P&N Bank and BCU Bank customers.

“This recognition is a testament to the hard work, creativity and commitment of those involved in developing our cultural renovation initiative, as well as our people for living and breathing our culture and values every day.”

With an ongoing commitment to reconciliation and inclusion as part of their broader ESG Strategy, P&N Group have donated the prize of leadership and management training to the value of $20,000 to Noongar Mia Mia, an Aboriginal-led culturally secure and truly welcoming not-for-profit, that operates through a model grounded in culture; helping Aboriginal people and their families find a secure permanent tenancy as well as sleeping around 490 people every night and delivering support services for Perth’s rough sleepers.

The group is formally recognised as the peak housing body for Aboriginal people living on Noongar country, providing affordable housing exclusively to Aboriginal people and their families.