The Personnel Today Awards 2013 – Winners

Barclays - Overall Winners of the Personnel Today Awards 2013

Barclays – Overall Winners of the Personnel Today Awards 2013


The winners of the 2013 Personnel Today Awards were announced at a glittering ceremony at Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane, London, on 18 November 2013.

Congratulations to all our winners!


HR Newcomer of the Year sponsored by Monster


  • Emma Hartley (Barclays)
  • Mary Miller (Certeco)
  • Sam Fraser (Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust)
  • WINNER: Ellie Goddard (East Sussex County Council)
  • Jessica Parsons (Serco Human Resources)
  • Kayleigh Aston (Sovini Group)

HR Professional of the Year sponsored by Monster


  • WINNER: Nicola Burrows (ATS Euromaster)
  • Katrina Johnston (Gamma)
  • Sarah Findlater (Marks and Spencer)
  • Stefanie McCormack (Merlin Entertainments)
  • Beth Fisher (Napp Pharmaceutical Holdings)
  • Kirsty Roberts (Trafford Council)

HR Director of the Year sponsored by Monster


  • Jabbar Sardar (Cafcass)
  • WINNER: Sarah Trota (Circle Group Housing)
  • Karen Nightingall (CMA CGM UK)
  • Arran McDowell (Elior UK)
  • Matt Elliott (Virgin Money)
  • Rosemary McGinness (William Grant & Sons)

HR Team of the Year sponsored by Monster


  • ATS Euromaster
  • Hastings Direct
  • Merlin Entertainments
  • Royal Mail
  • Travis Perkins
  • WINNER: Virgin Money

HR Impact Award sponsored by CEB


  • CMA CGM (UK) Shipping
  • Coutts
  • DHL Supply Chain
  • Hastings Direct
  • WINNER: National Offender Management Service
  • Royal Mail
  • Thales UK

Award for Managing Change

  • Direct Line Group
  • Mereway Kitchens
  • Thales UK
  • WINNER: Virgin Money
  • Wiltshire Council
  • Wolseley UK

Employee Engagement Award sponsored by Oakleaf Partnership

Oakleaf Partnership

  • Essex County Council
  • Fujitsu
  • IHG
  • Invensys
  • Merlin Entertainments
  • Northumbria Probation Trust
  • SIX Financial Information

Employer Branding Award

  • WINNER: Direct Line Group
  • Mercer
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International
  • Plantronics
  • Prudential UK & Europe
  • Signet Trading

Award for Innovation in Recruitment sponsored by Harvey Nash

Harvey Nash

  • Barclays
  • Birmingham City Council
  • Boots UK
  • WINNER: Reed Smith
  • RSA
  • Sovini Group

Youth Employment Initiative

  • WINNER: Barclays
  • Certeco
  • CGI
  • IHG
  • KPMG
  • McDonald’s Restaurants
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
  • Trafford Council

Award for Talent Management sponsored by a&dc


  • EDF Energy
  • Hertfordshire County Council
  • LV=
  • Lyreco
  • Merlin Entertainments
  • WINNER: Wolseley UK

Award for Excellence in Public Service HR sponsored by the PPMA

Public Sector People Managers' Association

  • Cafcass
  • City Health Care Partnership
  • WINNER: Essex County Council (Your Voice)
  • Essex County Council (Transformation of Workforce Project)
  • St Albans City & District Council
  • Wiltshire Council

Award for Excellence in Learning and Development

  • Argos
  • WINNER: Elior
  • Hastings Direct
  • McDonald’s Restaurants
  • Mind Gym
  • Prudential UK & Europe
  • Rentokil Initial
  • Wolseley UK

Award for Excellence in Employee Relations sponsored by the Employee Relations Institute

The Employee Relations InstituteBroadway Homelessness and Support

  • Hertfordshire County Council
  • WINNER: Thales
  • The Landmark Hotel
  • Volkswagen Group
  • YHA England & Wales

Award for Diversity and Inclusion sponsored by the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion

Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion

  • Asda
  • Barts Health NHS Trust
  • WINNER: EDF Energy
  • E.ON
  • Equal Approach
  • Merlin Entertainments

Award for Employee Benefits


  • Financial Ombudsman
  • WINNER: Hymans Robertson
  • Luminus
  • Prudential UK & Europe
  • YHA England & Wales

Award for Excellence in HR through Technology sponsored by Peoplefluent


  • Birmingham City Council
  • Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • WINNER: Direct Line Group
  • RSA
  • Standard Life
  • Superdrug
  • Tesco Stores

Award for Health at Work

  • Centro
  • Edge Hill University
  • Hertfordshire County Council
  • London Overground Rail Operations
  • WINNER: The Random House Group
  • Sovini Group

Overall Winner of The Personnel Today Awards 2013 sponsored by Talentia


  • WINNER: Barclays