Linked Community Services employee Wendy Skimmings is celebrating her victorious win of the Employee of the Year Award at the 2019 Community Transport Conference Awards.

The Community Transport Organisation Ltd (CTO) is the peak body for community transport in NSW and ACT, providing support to organisations across the states so they can deliver high quality services.

Community Transport Operations Manager, Wendy Skimmings, won the Employee of the Year Award ahead of thousands of nominated community transport professionals and five finalists.

Linked Community Services (formerly known as Hastings Macleay Community Transport) CEO, Carlie McWilliams said “While Wendy has achieved many things during her 17 year tenure within the industry, none are greater than the positive, thriving and dedicated workplace culture she dedicates herself to daily.”

The award recognised Wendy for her excellence in servicing clients and demonstrated achievements within the organisation.

McWilliams says, “Wendy’s approach to the needs of clients, echoes the organisations mission statement; we deliver quality services that link people to the community, to promote independence and inclusion.”

A key achievement that was recognised within Wendy’s award submission was Wendy’s ability to build an energetic and client focused team.

“Through her empowerment, Wendy leads her team to purposefully seek opportunities, identify industry gaps and propose solution-based options,” says McWilliams.

Coinciding with her list of larger organisational achievements, Wendy’s attention to detail and daily activities is what she is celebrated for within the organisation.

Each morning, Wendy greets all the staff individually with a smile and a wave, thus setting the tone for a productive, inclusive and recognised workplace environment.

Wendy and her team ensure each Linked Community Services vehicle is exceptionally maintained, clean to appoint where it looks and smells new daily.

Linked Community Services were also honoured to be named finalist for the Community Transport Service provider of the Year award, which recognises organisations actively participating and instituting change within their service areas and delivering excellence in client services.

Linked Community Services offer transport, aged care and disability support in the Port Macquarie, Kempsey and Port Stephens Regions however are not limited to these locations and can provide select services Australia wide. If you would like to find out more information, please visit