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Top management accolade for Wolverhampton leader

SunnyDhadleyThe Wolverhampton-based boss of an anti-addiction charity, Sunny Dhadley, has been recognised for his management and leadership skills with an Award for Excellence from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) in the Midlands. The Service User Involvement Team – a charity (part of Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council), that helps recovering drug addicts – was presented with his Award at the recent CMI Midlands Annual Conference & Awards event at Birmingham's ICC.

Sunny's success follows a remarkable personal journey that has seen him win his own struggle with drug addiction, after which he decided to help others. He applied to become a Chartered Manager – the highest professional status for managers – and passed the assessment in August 2014 having demonstrated how he adds value to the organisation, innovates and improves its processes, and delivers outstanding leadership.

Sunny Dhadley said: "I'm delighted to have been given this Award by CMI in recognition of my management and leadership abilities. At one point in my life I didn't think that anything was achievable. This award has shown me – and others – that everything is."

"As a leader, I'm constantly looking at how we can improve our business – we're taxpayer funded and taxpayers need to know that their money is being spent in the right way. The business acumen I have picked up through Chartered Manager has enabled me to make sure that it is. If we perform better it's not only good for our finances, but good for the people we serve and for the community as a whole."

CMI's West Midlands Chair, Phil Ryan, congratulated Sunny on his prize: "Achieving Chartered Manager status is a kitemark that a manager is among the best in the profession, but Sunny's exceptional leadership makes him stand out. He is a worthy winner of this CMI Award for Excellence. Sunny is clearly committed to using his abilities to make a real impact and making sure his organisation performs at the highest levels to make a real difference for service users in the local area."

The Award comes as CMI prepares to publish research showing the impact of Chartered Managers in all sectors of the economy. Analysis shows that Chartered Managers deliver up to £391,443 in value to their employers by exceeding targets, improving processes and innovating. Meanwhile, some 92% of Chartered Managers report increased self awareness as a result of achieving Chartered status, with 90% reporting increased self confidence in their roles – traits that help them lead effectively.*

Aspiring leaders looking to reach the top in their management careers can find out more about Chartered Manager at

Last modified on Friday, 24 April 2015 12:27

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