Double win for Scots legal firm in national awards

Lesley Naylor receiving her HR Director of the Year award from Ross Fleming of category sponsor LHH

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LEADING Scottish legal firm Gilson Gray has scooped two national awards, one for its talented HR Director and a separate award for its expertise in the private rented sector.

Lesley Naylor, HR Director at the firm, won HR Director of the Year at the HR Network Awards. 

Gilson Gray also took home the award for Excellence in the Private Rented Sector at theChartered Institute of Housing Scotland Awards.

Lesley Naylor, who sits on the Board at Gilson Gray, was recognised for her work to establish a clear brand and workplace culture which allows individuals across the legal, wealth management and property sectors to achieve excellent results for clients.  Among the initiatives which Lesley which has championed is a sustained focus on health and wellness, even before the pandemic hit.

Lesley Naylor, HR Director at Gilson Gray, said:  “It is wonderful to see that the HR and wellbeing practices we have put in place over the last four years are being recognised across the industry as best in class. This is testament to our talented HR team who are all focused on embedding the Gilson Gray culture as the firm’s rapid growth continues.  Clear communication and colleague wellbeing will continue to be a key strand of our work as we emerge from the pandemic.”

Gilson Gray also won ‘Excellence in the Private Rented Sector’ at the Chartered Institute of Housing Awards 2021.  The team received the award in recognition of excellent customer service in identifying properties and tenants eligible for UK Government Energy Company Obligation grants to reduce emissions, electricity and energy bills, and reducing fuel poverty. The scheme was established by the UK Government as part of their aim to be carbon neutral.

Glen Gilson, joint managing partner at Gilson Gray, said: “Winning two awards on the same night – for different parts of the business – demonstrates that our teams are working at the highest level, and is all the more impressive given the high-achieving environments in which they operate. Lesley is a fantastic example of a staff member whose support allows everyone else to succeed in their roles.”

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