Hosted by Asperity Employee Benefits, the inaugural Benefits Excellence Awards culminated last night in a spectacular celebration of finalists' achievements.
Starting with 130 entries from 87 Asperity clients, the competition was whittled down by an independent panel of judges to a shortlist of 37. Following months of speculation, the 14 winners were revealed last night against a panoramic backdrop on the 6th floor of the Tate Modern.
"We were so proud to pick up the award on behalf of 'myTfL', our voluntary benefits scheme" said Peter Robinson, Reward and Recognition Manager for Transport for London. "[We] had a thoroughly enjoyable evening - the venue, food and company were excellent".
Suzi Peacock, Employee Relations Senior Case Officer at Surrey Police agreed: "The location was fabulous, the champagne great, meal superb, great compere, excellent company and extremely well organised. What more can I say. We loved the whole experience."
CEO of Asperity Glenn Elliott is exceptionally pleased with the feedback received so far: "All night I had HR Directors, clients, sponsors and judges coming up to me to tell me how impressed they were with what our clients have achieved with the benefits programmes we provide for them, and the impact they've had on employee engagement. This morning I've already received a whole host of emails from guests expressing their thanks and appreciation."
A summary of Asperity clients' Benefits Excellence Awards wins:
YHA - winner of 'Most effective programme launch campaign for larger organisations' AND the 'Grand Prix, best of the best'
Gateshead College - winner of 'Most effective programme launch campaign for smaller organisations' AND the 'Petit Prix, best of the best for smaller organisations'
Specsavers - winner of 'Most innovative communication strategy for larger organisations'
Just-Eat - winner of 'Most innovative communication strategy for smaller organisations'
Tate - winner of 'Most effective intranet portal promotion'
McDonald's - winner of 'Most effective communication strategy to a multi-locational workforce'
Transport for London - winner of 'Most successful communication strategy to an offline workforce for larger organisations'
L'Occitane - winner of 'Most successful communication strategy to an offline workforce for smaller organisations'
Jane Vivier and the Cancer Research UK reward team - winners of 'Most pioneering HR/Benefits professional/team, larger organisations'
Fiona Watt at SEA - winner of 'Most pioneering HR/Benefits professional or team - smaller organisations'
Ricki Steel and Oliver Shallcross at Hastings - winners of 'Most proactive benefits champions'
Hutchison 3G (Three) - winner of 'Best integrated benefits/reward programme'
Centro - winner of 'Most effective health and wellbeing strategy'
North Yorkshire County Council - winner of 'Most effective green and CSR strategy'
Camelot "Savealott" - winner of 'Most innovative programme name'
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