For the fourth consecutive year, Vendigital has been recognised at the MCA Awards with Director Julie Neal winning the Experienced Leader Award.
Roy Williams, CEO of Vendigital said:
“I am extremely proud that Vendigital has once again been recognised at the MCA Awards. To be a shortlisted five-time finalist across four categories is a huge achievement. It was fantastic to see Julie named as the winner of the Experienced Leader Award and as recognised by the MCA she demonstrates a wide portfolio of skills and brings huge experience to this sector.”
Vendigital was also a finalist with 4 additional entries: Commercial Impact with both Bonhams and Parker Meggitt, Rising Star for Managing Consultant Jon Pacheco and Lifetime Achievement Award for Partner Richard Gane.
Find out more about Julie Neal below.
Julie Neal – Experienced Leader Award
With a passion for transformation and people development, Julie Neal’s personal and professional legacy revolves around supporting others and giving them the experience to succeed whilst leading complex client projects and delivering over £17.5m of savings – exceeding the targets on each one.
As Chair of the firm’s culture champions, she thrives leading a number of key internal groups spanning areas such as diversity and inclusion, collaboration, corporate social responsibility and communication. Enabling others to reach their full potential is her primary focus.
Empathy comes naturally to Julie, something she has used throughout her career. She believes that everyone having a voice is vital to effective consultancy, and this is something she has learnt from her early professional experiences, including working ‘across the table’ as the client.
Since starting out as a management trainee at Marks & Spencer, she has had a varied career path:
• Hilton International – Senior Business Analyst, responsible for developing the UK supply chain strategy
• Sodexho – Supply Chain Controller, leading the European sourcing teams across 6 countries.
• Aramark – Strategic Purchasing Director, leading the UK function.
• Burberry – Director of Commercial Procurement, responsible for the global function which she developed from green-field site to global matrix function integrated within the business.
Each role has enabled Julie to evolve into the exceptional, people-centric leader she is today.
The words of Burberry’s ex-chief executive have always stuck with Julie: “It’s not what you say, it’s how you make people feel.”
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Vendigital has been ranked in the top 50 of the Forbes worlds leading consultancies having been recommended across 11 categories.
Vendigital has been announced as a five time finalist across the following categories: Commercial Impact, Rising Star, Experienced Leader Award and Lifetime Achievement Award.