Distribution Central has scooped up two workplace awards, being named ‘employer of choice’ in the Australian Business Awards, and garnering a ranking of 14 in the BRW Best Places to Work in Australia awards.
The Best Places to Work ranking came for the over 100 employee category and is the sixth time that the distributor has been ranked in the annual survey.
Nick Verykios, Distribution Central managing director and chief executive, says while the company is proud of its ranking in the Best Places to Work in Australia study, it is the fact the company has been ranked six times that Distribution Central is most proud of.
“[It] speaks to the unrelenting focus on people and culture in our business since we started in 2004,” Verykios says.
“Unquestionably, our key differentiator in this hyper-competitive market has been our people and this accolade amplifies this important fact,” he says.
“We have worked hard to create a unique working atmosphere that insists on being the change agent, rather than a manager of change, driven by innovation.
“This is supported by the highest quality coaching, career counselling and uninterrupted education,” Verykios says. “I’m proud of every single person who works or has worked for Distribution Central.”
The Employer of Choice award is given to organisations that maximise the full potential of their workforce through practices that demonstrate effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention.