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
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.
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.
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
Employer of the Year: Gold 50-249
Employer of the Year: Gold 250+
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
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
Practitioner of the Year
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
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
The Social Responsibility Award (up to 499 people)
The Social Responsibility Award 500+
The Third Sector Award
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!