CIPD People Management Awards finalists


The finalists have been announced for this year’s CIPD People Management Awards, which set out to recognise outstanding and innovative achievements in people management, learning and development.

A winner from each category, as well as an overall winner, will be chosen from the shortlist by a panel of judges and announced at an awards dinner on 26 September, which will be held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.

Lizzie Crowley, Skills Adviser at the CIPD and one of the award judges, commented: “We’ve been spoilt for choice this year in terms of innovation, variety and creativity in the entries for the CIPD People Management Awards. As we are increasingly seeing demand for effective people management and learning and development approaches that deliver consistent results in a variety of contexts, it’s great to see so many organisations stepping up to the challenge, demonstrating impressive agility in both planning and execution.

“Our new category for this year - best international HR initiative - recognises the need for HR to be agile in an increasingly global marketplace, and we look forward to celebrating those who are doing this to such a high standard. As the world of work continues to evolve, it will be these organisations leading the way in innovation and good practice, and they should all be congratulated on their achievements.”

This year’s finalists in full: 

Best apprenticeship scheme
BT Fleet
Greene King

Best change management initiative
Christchurch and East Dorset Councils
Paddy Power Betfair
West Midlands Police partnered with Accenture

Best coaching and mentoring initiative
AbbVie UK
Civil Service Fast Stream
Computershare Loan Services
Ministry of Justice Civil Service HR Casework
Unlimited Potential

Best digital initiative in HR/L&D
OVO Energy
PA Consulting
University of St Andrews
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS FT

Best diversity and inclusion initiative
Channel Four Television Corporation
Home Office
Network Rail
Schneider Electric
Skanska UK
University of Bradford
Virgin Money

Best employee engagement initiative
City of Cardiff Council
KP Snacks
Lloyds Banking Group
Northern Ireland Electricity Networks
RHP Group
Royal College of Nursing
The Sovini Group

Best employer-supported volunteering programme
Andpartnership with National Trust
OVO Energy
Tata Consultancy Services
Wythenshawe Community Housing Group

Best health and well-being initiative
Cornwall Council
Crown Prosecution Service
Network Rail
Rhondda Housing Association
University of St Andrews

Best HR/L&D consultancy
Achieve Breakthrough
PeopleFirst HR Consultancy

Best HR/L&D supplier
City Academy
Evoke People Development
Ministry of Justice Civil Service HR Casework
MTD Training
Thurrock Council

Best international HR initiative
DPD Group UK
Isobar/Dentsu Aegis Network
Lancaster University
Standard Life

Best L&D initiative - private sector
AbbVie UK
Haines Watts
Odeon Cinemas Group
Virgin Money

Best L&D initiative - public/third sector
Andpartnership with National Trust
British Heart Foundation
City, University of London
Essex Police and Kent Police
Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS FT
Police Now

Best recruitment and talent Management initiative
Department for Work and Pensions
Odeon Cinemas Group
Royal Mencap Society
Virgin Trains East Coast
Worcestershire County Council

Best reward initiative
Burges Salmon
DPD Group UK
Expand Executive Search
Midland Heart

Best SME people management initiative
Bassaka Air
Croner Group

Best HR/L&D team of the year
Department for Work and Pensions
Foster + Partners
Home Office
Robert Bosch UK
Zoological Society of London

Michael Kelly outstanding student award - advanced level
Hessie Coleman, Starling Bank
Jodie Gilbert, Flowcrete Group
Inga Caroline Gilhuus-Moe, STEP Scotland
Simon Howson-Baggott, West Sussex County Council
Nicole Keegan, FluidOne
Hannah Millsted-Bowdery, Millsted Care
Mykela Pratt, Thurrock Council

Michael Kelly outstanding student award - intermediate and foundation level
Holly Kingswood, Horder Healthcare
Elizabeth Mahon, Anglian Water @one Alliance
Paula O’Connell, Sensata Technologies
Yury Sharovatov, Teva Pharmaceuticals
Hazel Spain, Ebix Europe
Melissa Venner, Liquid Personnel
Jordan Workman, Volvo Group UK


The original shortlist was published on the CIPD website


Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Share this article

Any questions? Any comments?

Your instant reactions to this article can be posted here. Use your own name or a nom de plume.

Be the first to make a comment...

Please log in to make a comment

Already registered?

Haven't registered?

Register for FREE - it only takes a couple of minutes

Not registered? Click here.

CIPD People Management Awards finalists