Relocate Awards 2016/2017

Winner of the 2017 Relocate award for Exceptional Contribution to Relocation

Nancy Dickinson – FOCUS

The coveted award for Exceptional Contribution to Relocation (formerly Relocation Personality of the Year) honours someone who has contributed to the profession or industry over a number of years (at least ten), or achieved something truly outstanding.

Relocate Awards 2017 Winner Nancy Dickinson
Fiona Murchie, of Relocate Global, presents the award to Nancy Dickinson, of FOCUS

Nancy Dickinson, deputy executive director of FOCUS, is, without doubt, a dedicated and enthusiastic proponent of the need to support families in the relocation process – a message that she has personally taken out into the community to a wide range of stakeholders.

Said the judges, “Nancy Dickinson's many years of devoted service within the industry, reflected in the number of assignees and clients that she has personally supported, are widely recognised.

“Supporting spouses and their families is well known to be a difficult job, and the need to get this right is highlighted in research that shows very clearly that spouses and families can make or break assignment success.

“Nancy has made a huge effort to publicise the importance of this element of the relocation process, ensuring wider spousal awareness at individual, organisational and embassy level.

“She has clearly made a huge difference to the success of FOCUS by raising engagement with its services, to the benefit of relocating individuals, spouses, families and employing organisations.

“Nancy has established links with authors, career coaches and other professionals in order to build networks of value to relocating families, and speaks regularly at conferences and other venues to raise the profile of the issues that families face on relocation.

“Her enthusiasm, creativity and dedication are appropriately recognised by this year’s Relocate award for exceptional contribution to relocation.”

“I feel incredibly honoured to have won this award, and thrilled – if not a bit surprised – to be joining the very talented pool of individuals who have won in previous years.

“Relocate has done so much to raise the profile of relocation while celebrating creativity and innovation within the industry; therefore, to be recognised in this tenth-anniversary year means a great deal to me.”

Nancy Dickinson, Deputy Executive Director, FOCUS


  • Oliver Beswick – Beswick Relocation Services
  • Aakanksha Bhargava – PM Relocations
  • Iram Ganju – IKG Global Consultants
  • Justin Woodforde – Nexus PSL

The Summer 2017 issue of Relocate magazine will feature a detailed awards supplement.