Kelvin Hughes’ Margaret Bundy named EEF ‘HR Superhero’
- 26 Jul 2017
Kelvin Hughes' Head of HR, Margaret Bundy, has been named an official ‘HR Superhero’ by prestigious manufacturing group, EEF. Margaret joins a select group of HR professionals from the manufacturing sector, whom EEF consider to have ‘saved the day’ through dedication to their work and innovation in creating, developing and supporting leading HR initiatives that make a significant difference to their workforce and wider community. Margaret’s new accolade was announced earlier this month.
Margaret has overseen the busy HR department at Kelvin Hughes – a world leader in the design, manufacture and supply of maritime navigation and surveillance systems and security radar systems – since 1977. She has steered the workforce through several significant company changes, leading internal communications and advising on HR policy and protocol. A firm believer in employee engagement and involvement, Margaret recently arranged for pin badges and memorabilia to mark 70 years since Kelvin Hughes produced and installed the first ever type-approved maritime radar system. She along with the HR team personally hand-delivered the pin badges and memorabilia to employees across the company’s worldwide offices.
Margaret also played a central part in establishing the highly successful Kelvin Hughes Apprenticeship Academy in August 2014. The highly-regarded internal training scheme is run in partnership with local colleges. It offers participants an opportunity to learn valuable skills on the job, receiving practical training and mentoring from in-house experts at the same time as studying for a nationally recognised qualification.
Outside of her work at Kelvin Hughes, Margaret maintains a keen interest in wider HR policy issues and hot topics. She is involved with a number of HR-related initiatives across local and national governments and has worked closely with EEF for more than 30 years. A team of specialist employment lawyers from EEF selected Margaret for the ‘HR Superhero’ accolade, recognising her strength, resilience, energy and compassion.
Margaret says of her new status:
“I was delighted to receive this recognition by EEF. I have a great passion for HR and supporting our workforce, as I believe it is our people who make Kelvin Hughes the success it is, wherever they are in the world.”
EEF represents the voice of British manufacturing across the UK and Europe and currently has around 5,000 business and 2,000 direct members. EEF listens to members and delivers their changing business needs and policy contributions directly into government. Members benefit from industry experts, bespoke business support and regularly produced research papers across all areas of manufacturing, from skills to economic growth.
Kelvin Hughes has established itself not just as a technology innovator but also a reliable partner to the world’s navies, coastguards and merchant shipping companies. Founded more than 250 years ago, the company also provides effective, specialist navigation and surveillance systems to security agencies responsible for safeguarding borders, coastlines and critical national infrastructure.