Lafarge accounting arm triumphs in European awards
First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
Lafarge Financial Shared Services, based in Syston, Leicester, central England, has received a top honour in a prestigious industry competition.
The shared service centre, which provides all accounting services for both Lafarge Aggregates & Concrete UK and Lafarge Cement, was named the winner in the Culture Creation category of the 12th annual European Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON) Excellence Awards.
Up against shared services from across Europe, it was also shortlisted in the Innovation category, narrowly missing out on an award at the ceremony in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Judges recognised Lafarge’s commitment to ongoing personal development and innovative motivational practices, making special mention of the department’s form of submission via video.
Phil Lanyon, director Lafarge UK financial Shared Services said: “I am really proud of this award. It is a fantastic award and a reflection of all the efforts our people have put in to making the shared service centre work so well.
“Importantly it also recognises on a major scale, among other global companies the way the UK business units work with us and the way we work with them to make financial shared services such a success.”