Positive Leadership Awards 2023

Positive Leadership Award 2023 is presented to

Andy Gartside

who has been selected from 7 399 nominations submitted from 18 countries across five continents and recognized as a positive leadership champion, helping people, teams and organizations thrive

Winner’s Best Practice

It is about striving to improve the lived experience of the people around you to create a professional and cohesive culture in which everyone knows they can contribute and share in collective success. As a leader, the bedrock of this focuses on four areas: Placing their physical and mental well-being as the cornerstone of my leadership philosophy; being approachable and taking the time to listen to truly understand your people; Encouraging, supporting, and empowering people to develop and implement solutions that work for the collective good. Rewarding and recognizing people for the contributions they make to enhance the team.

Quick Facts


Lieutenant Colonel Andy Gartside joined the Army in 2002 and was commissioned into the Royal Logistic Corps. During his career, he has served in a variety of regiments and units, as well as deployed on operations to Iraq and Afghanistan several times. He has worked in the Ministry of Defence on strategic policies and most recently undertook the Army’s Advanced Development Programme, completing an MBA. He has had the privilege of commanding soldiers involved in supporting the Welsh Ambulance Trust during COVID, flood relief efforts in Salisbury as well as operations supporting Ukraine.

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