And The Winner Is… The Investors in People Awards 2019!

On 19 November at Old Billingsgate, London, overlooking the Thames and Tower Bridge over 750 guests donned their best ball gowns and tuxedos for The Investors in People Awards 2019; celebrating the organisations and people that make work better.

This year Investors in People brought Las Vegas to London where there was live music, dancing, magic (from 2016 Britain’s Got Talent Winner and 2019 Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions Finalist Richard Jones) , great food, a Las Vegas themed dance group, a casino (seriously) and even the iconic Las Vegas sign (double serious)! Okay, so not the actual sign. But close enough.

People flocked from around the world! The UK, Australia, Africa, Cyprus, UAE, Turkey and the Philippines to name a few, arrived for a drinks reception and spectacular 4 course dinner.

And that was before the real entertainment got under way.

The Investors in People Awards 2019!

celebrating the organisations and people that make work better

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Looking dapper in his tuxedo, Investors in People CEO Paul Devoy, welcomed guests with a heartfelt speech encouraging the audience to keep up their commitment to make work better. And to spread that message far and wide!

Paul went on to promote the difference it makes when you invest in your people: “for the benefit of every person in every workplace, for increased productivity across organisations, and for a stronger, healthier and happier society.”

It was a tough act to follow, but legend of the comedy circuit Russell Kane gave it his best shot, and had the audience in stitches with a suitably international routine. Once the audience had recovered, Russell went on to host the main event of the night – The Investors in People Awards 2019 themselves.

There really was something for everyone with categories ranging from Learning and Development to Technology, from Reward and Recognition to Health and Wellbeing to name but a few.

Building services consultancy Troup Bywaters + Anders kept up their brilliant track record by winning for a fourth year in a row, this year lifting the trophy for Best Apprenticeship Programme.

And TaskUs won for a third year in a row, this time taking The Social Responsibility Award (over 500 people) back to the Philippines.

Dinner. Check.

Awards. Check.

Party time…

 With dinner and the awards out of the way the guests celebrated with live music and dancing, before they  flocked to the casino tables to gamble with Investors in People’s own branded money. (Note to successful gamblers: not legal tender)

Your winners at The Investors in People Awards 2019 were:

Best Apprenticeship Programme (up to 499 people)

Troup Bywaters + Anders

Best Apprenticeship Programme 500+

Max’s Kitchen, Inc.

Best Newcomer

Fircroft College of Adult Education

Employer of the Year: Platinum 2-49

SteppingStones Recruitment Ltd

Employer of the Year: Platinum 50-249

Evolution Recruitment Solutions Ltd

Employer of the Year: Platinum 250+

The Landmark London

Employer of the Year: Gold 2-49

Clear Review

 Employer of the Year: Gold 50-249

Xiros Ltd

 Employer of the Year: Gold 250+

TLC Care

Employer of the Year: Silver 2-49

Coastal Child and Adult Therapeutic Service

Employer of the Year: Silver 50-249

Agudas Israel Housing Association Limited

Employer of the Year: Silver 250+


Employer of the Year: The Standard 2-49

Orthoderm Ltd

Employer of the Year: The Standard 50-249

Metropolitan Police- South Area Met Detention

Employer of the Year: The Standard 250+

Blue Apple Contract Catering Ltd

Leader of the Year (up to 499 people)

Dr Pav Ramewal – Sevenoaks District Council

Leader of the Year 500+

Caroline Stevens – Minor Hotels

Outstanding Use of Technology

Precious Homes

Practitioner of the Year

Nevena Tsacheva

The Community Employee of the Year

Becky Gustard – Pioneering Care Partnership

The Diversity and Inclusion Award

Change, Grow, Live t/a CGL

The Employee Engagement Award

Financial Services Compensation Scheme Limited t/a FSCS

The Health and Wellbeing Award

Magenta Living

The Leadership and Management Award (up to 499 people)

Redbridge Community School

The Leadership and Management Award 500+

Cardinal Santos Medical Center

The Learning and Development Award (up to 499 people)


The Learning and Development Award 500+

First Greater Western t/a Great Western Railway

The Reward and Recognition Award

South Cotabato Integrated Port Services, Inc.

The Small Business Award

Gaudio Ltd

The Social Responsibility Award (up to 499 people)

MTN Eswatini

The Social Responsibility Award 500+

TaskUs Incorporated

The Third Sector Award

Housing 21

Investors in People will be back at Old Billingsgate in November 2020. Keep your eyes peeled on their website for more information, including dates, prices, pictures and videos from 2019 and even a pre-launch event in early 2020!

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