Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), the Nigerian operation of the Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (CCHBC) was recognized with the 2019 'Outstanding Talent Strategy' Award by the HR People Magazine. The HR People Magazine Awards are a well-recognized celebration of excellence in the HR profession. The objective of the awards is to celebrate top people initiatives and strategies that have succeeded in various organizations.

NBC's HR Director, Olumide Sholanke, flanked by other members of the HR Team from NBC, giving his acceptance remarks after receiving the award

Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), the Nigerian operation of the Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (CCHBC) was recognized with the 2019 'Outstanding Talent Strategy'  Award by the HR People Magazine. The HR People Magazine Awards are a well-recognized celebration of excellence in the HR profession. The objective of the awards is to celebrate top people initiatives and strategies that have succeeded in various organizations. 

NBC’s nomination was a recognition of NBC’s progressive impact in the management of talent and a confirmation of our leading talent management practices as a business. To be considered for the award, nominees were required to submit for review, highlights of their talent management strategy. The entries were evaluated by HR industry leaders in Africa

With a focus on our fast track employee development programs, our submission showcased distinguishing features of NBC’s talent management strategy, showing a clear link to the overall NBC (CCHBC) strategy. Our uniqueness was hinged on differentiation, acceleration and the challenge for growth.

We were happy to showcase the NBC’s deliberate delivery of tailored development opportunities, monitoring and measuring the success of implementation and outcomes.