Winners of the Best Place to Work in HR Awards announced

L-R: Personnel Today editor Karen Dempsey; Richard Banks, training and development manager, and Helen Giles, HR director, at Broadway Homelessness and Support; and Gareth Jones, managing director at Courtney HR

Broadway Homelessness and Support was crowned the overall winner at the inaugural Personnel Today Best Places to Work in HR Awards, in association with Courtenay HR, held at St Paul’s Cathedral last week.

The charity also won Best Small HR Department and Best HR Department for Employee Engagement.

HR director Helen Giles and training and development manager Richard Banks (pictured with Personnel Today editor Karen Dempsey), admitted to being “surprised and a little dazed”.






Best Places to Work in HR, in association with Courtenay HR BEST PLACES TO WORK IN HR 2007 – THE WINNERS


Winning organisation and award recipient/s

Winner’s reaction

Best Large HR Department
McDonald’s Restaurants
David Fairhurst, chief people officer

Best Medium-sized HR Department

Motability Operations
Anne Downey, HR director 


OVERALL WINNER, Best HR Department for Employee Engagement and Best Small HR Department
Broadway Homelessness and Support
Helen Giles, HR director, and Richard Banks, training and development manager

Best HR Department for Leadership & Best HR Department for Professional Development
Fiona Essam, HR manager

Best HR Department for Reward and Recognition

Cabot Financial
Hazel Crittall, HR systems development manager



See next week’s Personnel Today for a full round-up of the winning teams.

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