CIPD People Management Awards 2018: finalists announced


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 25 September, which will be held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.

Lizzie Crowley, CIPD skills adviser and one of the awards judges, commented: “The rapidly changing world of work presents new challenges for people management and learning and development, but these awards demonstrate that companies are serious about stepping to meet these challenges head on. These organisations will be the standard bearers that will lead the way in people management and learning and development, and they should all be congratulated on their achievements.”

This year’s finalists in full: 

Best apprenticeship scheme

Lloyds Banking Group
Medway Council
Odeon Cinemas Group
Plexus Law

Best change management initiative

Fircroft College
NHS Digital
Paddy Power Betfair
Yorkshire Building Society Group

Best coaching and mentoring initiative

Balfour Beatty
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
Civil Nuclear Constabulary
Companies House
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
NHS Employers

Best digital initiative in HR/L&D

Community Gateway Association
Côte Restaurants
Mitchells & Butlers
Office for National Statistics

Best diversity and inclusion initiative

Capp & Co
Department for Work and Pensions
Morgan Sindall
MTR Crossrail
Odeon Cinemas Group
St Mungo's

Best employee engagement initiative

Charles Stanley
Harvester Restaurants
National Environment Agency (Singapore)
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Standard Chartered

Best health and wellbeing initiative

Ambitious about Autism
Essex Wildlife Trust
Frimley Health
Royal Bank of Scotland
Three UK

Best HR/L&D consultancy

Coaching Impact 
Customer Essential
Executive Life Coaching
GlobusHR Consulting
How Do You Do It
Real People
RISE Beyond

Best HR/L&D supplier

Force Four Creative
Saba Software

Best international HR initiative

Capp & Co
Odeon Cinemas Group

Best L&D initiative – private sector

Audley Travel
Greencore Convenience Foods
THB Group
Three UK

Best L&D initiative – public/third sector

Chester Zoo
CU Services
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
NHS Digital

Best recruitment and talent management initiative

Mitchells & Butlers
MTR Crossrail
Office for Nuclear Regulation
Starling Bank

Best reward or recognition initiative

Comply Direct
Exertis UK
Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK
Shell International
Touchpaper Marketing

Best skills-based volunteering initiative

Abu Dhabi Police
Civil Service Fast Stream and Early Talent
Network Rail
Pearl Group Management Services
The University of Manchester
Weil, Gotshal & Manges 

Best SME people management initiative (

People Puzzles
Royal Society of Medicine Support Services
The TDA Transitions & Learning Organisation
The Trafalgar St James

HR/L&D team of the year

City, University of London
Glasgow Caledonian University
Jardine Motors Group
Midland Heart
Mitchells & Butlers

Michael Kelly outstanding student award – intermediate and foundation level

Jestina Mpofu, Ariens
Joan Kago, Base Titanium
Rosie Meadows, Fitzgerald & Law
Tom Sherry, Forest Holidays
Edyta Caban, The Dorchester

Michael Kelly outstanding student award – advanced level

Keith Houston, Allstate
Jessica Badley, Ambitious about Autism
Scott Gavin, Aramco Overseas Company
Jennifer Reilly, Northern Health and Social Care Trust
Nicola Cripps, Royal Navy
Hessie Coleman, Starling Bank

The original shortlist was published on the CIPD website

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

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CIPD People Management Awards 2018: finalists announced