At a special awards ceremony in Sydney on 19 September, Rapid Solutions' CEO, Belinda Smith, was announced as the Institute of Managers and Leaders State Winner (NSW) Leader/Manager in the Australian Leadership Excellence Awards.
The award recognises Ms Smith's work with Rapid Solutions in developing the collaborative approach to develop a new strategic plan that has helped to further position the Newcastle based organisation within the insurance, technical training and pest management sector.
Growth in the sector and the Rapid Solutions business saw the organisation continuously expand in its Australian and New Zealand marketplaces the past few years.
Ms Smith joined the group earlier in 2017 and immediately moved to design a new strategic plan in collaboration with the Rapid Solutions team of 35 plus people. The plan was implemented in April and provides customers, staff and those the company works with, more accessible and agile business approaches to its highly respected insurance and technical training services and products.
Chairman of Rapid Solutions, Steve Garrett, said the award was testament to Ms Smith's outstanding leadership qualities.
"Belinda has been instrumental in repositioning the company to meet increased customer demand while planning and implementing innovative ways to deliver services. The award particularly acknowledged her skills in working across the business, setting and implementing strategy, defining culture, decision making, ethical leadership and inclusion, networking and people mentoring and management," Mr Garrett said.
CEO of Rapid Solutions, Belinda Smith, said that the award honoured the work of the team.
"The Rapid Solutions team has worked tirelessly to help set a strategy and then implement significant changes to the business to ensure that our clients are at the centre of everything we do and driving our competitive ability," Ms Smith said.