Kirsty Lynagh, chief people officer at Edinburgh-based wrap platform, Nucleus, has been named HR director of the year at the prestigious Hr Network National Awards.
Launched in 2007 and recognised as the largest and most respected event of its kind in Scotland, the awards acknowledge, celebrate and reward the champions of the Scottish human resources industry.
Kirsty joined Nucleus in 2015 with a remit to design, deliver and develop a people strategy that aligns the business’ ambitions and financial goals with the promotion of a high-performance culture across the company. In delivering this she has played a vital role in helping Nucleus maintain its culture while establishing itself as a leading fintech employing over 190 people.
In August Kirsty was appointed to the executive team at Nucleus and has been a driving force in promoting diversity throughout the organisation, with the business recently signing up to the Women in Finance Charter, an initiative from HM Treasury to build a more balanced and fair financial services industry.
Commenting on the award, David Ferguson, Founder and CEO, said: “Kirsty and her team have done an amazing job since she joined the business two and a half years ago and this award goes someway to recognising that. As a rapidly growing business in a fast moving industry we can only succeed if we retain a high performance culture and Kirsty is pivotal in helping us deliver on that.”
Kirsty Lynagh, Chief People Officer at Nucleus, said: “To be shortlisted for this award amongst such high calibre finalists was something I was proud of. However, to be named HR director of the year is truly an honour. I count myself hugely lucky to have such a brilliant team to work with at Nucleus and to be part of such a fantastic company that truly understands that our people are our competitive advantage. We want to cultivate a high performance culture at Nucleus and the company aims to create the conditions where everyone can thrive and do their best work, something that is really rewarding to be a part of.”