CIPD People Management Awards winners announced

CIPD People Management Awards winners announced


The winners of the 2015 CIPD People Management Awards were announced last night, at an awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel hosted by broadcaster Sandi Toksvig.

This year’s awards were divided into 18 categories and were open to organisations of all sizes and sectors.

Local housing company RHP was crowned overall winner for its ‘iamrhp’ campaign, which set out to raise the bar in RHP’s staff engagement, aligning behaviours around core values and outcomes, not just in terms of better service for its customers, but also to form the fulcrum around which the organisation would become more attractive to investors.

Commenting on the awards, Peter Cheese, CIPD chief executive, said: “2015 has been another fantastic year for showcasing how organisations of all kinds are developing more diverse and innovative approaches to people management and development that are creating lasting business impact and value. We’ve seen some great examples in the entries for this year’s awards, and it's encouraging to see how HR teams are responding to the changing demands and challenges we are all facing.

“All our winners should be very proud of what they have achieved and their much deserved recognition across a wide range of categories. As the overall winner, RHP’s cultural change initiative showed a real focus on key issues such as improving workplace agility, and employee skills and behaviours, with a clear understanding of how they can drive business outcomes and success. We congratulate them and all of our other winners.”

In addition to the overall winner, awards were given to winners from each category, which were chosen by a panel of industry judges:

Specialist categories:

Best change management initiative

Bourne Leisure

Best diversity and inclusion initiative

Northern Rail

Best employee engagement initiative


Best employee relations initiative


Best health and wellbeing initiative


Best HR / L&D consultancy

Achieve Breakthrough

Best HR / L&D supplier

MSB Consultancy

Best learning and development initiative


Best recruitment and talent management initiative

Virgin Money

Best reward and benefits initiative

Ovo Energy

Best use of technology

Pizza Hut Restaurants

Best youth employment initiative

Chelmsford City Council  

People categories:

HR / L&D professional of the year

Sarah Richard, Jaguar Land Rover

Michael Kelly Outstanding Student Award (advanced level)

Alexander Taylor, Harrison Catering Services

Michael Kelly Outstanding Student Award (intermediate and foundation level)

Alice Rees, Warwickshire County Council  

Team categories:

HR / L&D team of the year (organisation of 250+ employees)

Bord Gais Energy

HR / L&D team of the year (public sector)

Department for Work and Pensions

HR / L&D team of the year (third sector/social enterprise)

Islamic Relief Worldwide

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

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