Personnel Today Awards 2015 winners announced


The winners of the 2015 Personnel Today Awards have been announced, following an awards ceremony held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.

The evening, presented by Strictly Come Dancing host Claudia Winkleman and comedian Henning Wehn, saw a total of 24 awards handed out to winners from a range of HR disciplines.

The event’s main winner was Kessar Kalim from Cafcass, who took home the overall winner’s award having previously won in the HR Business Partner category – a newly introduced category for this year.

Another new category for 2015 was Graduate Scheme of the Year, which was won by Fujitsu.

Meanwhile, the Award for Innovation in Recruitment was taken home by Virgin Money, while the Employer Branding Award went to Merlin Entertainments.

The night’s other big awards included HR Director of Year, which was won by Anita Walton-Tilly of Vaultex, and HR Team of the Year, which was awarded to Penguin Random House.

The winners in full:

Employee Engagement Award (under 1,000 employees)              

C&C Housing Trust                          

Employee Engagement Award (1,000+ employees)

Dorchester Collection                   

Award for Excellence in Employee Relations

Warwickshire County Council                    

Award for Diversity and Inclusion


Youth Employment Initiative Award

Nottingham City Council

Award for Health and Wellbeing              


Employer Branding Award

Merlin Entertainments                                 

HR Impact Award

Great Western Railway

Award for Excellence in Learning & Development (under 1,000 employees)

Harris & Hoole

Award for Excellence in Learning & Development (1,000+ employees)

Savills (UK)

HR Business Partner

Kessar Kalim - Cafcass

Consultancy of the Year Award

Q5 Partners

Graduate Scheme of the Year


Award for Excellence in Public Service HR

North Ayrshire Council

HR Newcomer of the Year

Stephanie Greenland - Sodexo

Award for Excellence in Technology

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Award for Employee Benefits

Nottingham City Council

Award for Managing Change


Award for Innovation in Recruitment

Virgin Money

Award for Talent Management

ATS Euromaster

HR Supplier Partnership Award

AdviserPlus (nominated by BMI Healthcare)

HR Team of the Year

Penguin Random House

HR Director of the Year

Anita Walton-Tilly - Vaultex

Overall Winner

Kessar Kalim - Cafcass

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

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