HR stars shine at industry oscars


The glitz and glamour of Hollywood came to London’s Grosvenor House in Park Lane as the HR world came out to play for the industry Oscars.

Last Thursday, more than 1,200 guests rock and rolled the night away in the company of look-a-likes Lara Croft, Marilyn Monroe, Clint Eastwood and Johnny Depp.

Comedian Graham Norton hosted the event and had the audience in stitches. Duncan Brown, assistant director general of the CIPD, came under fire from the comedian for his comments on human capital management in Personnel Today. winners at the Personnel Today Awards were West Bromwich Building Society, chosen from a field of top-notch entries.

General manager (people) Paul Turner and team were praised for their impressive use of metrics and understanding of how HR strategy can help business objectives.

WBBS-Paul Turner.JPG

The judges, who chose the outright winner from all the category winners, were:

– Neil Robertson, HR director, British Airways

– Stephan Bevan, director of research, Work Foundation

– Saudagar Singh, HR director, Npower, and

 – Petra Cook, head of public affairs, Chartered Management Institute.

The winners:

  • Capita Health Solutions Award For Managing Health at Work: Severn Trent Water
  • Computers In Personnel Award For HR Collaboration: Fujitsu Services
  • Deloitte Award For Innovation in Measuring Human Capital: The Gallup Organisation awardglasses.jpg
  • Department for Work and Pensions Age Positive at Work Award: Tesco
  • Graduate Prospects Award for Excellence in Graduate Recruitment: KPMG
  • Hammonds HR Director of the Year Award: William Gibbon, Barclays Africa
  • Hays Human Resources Award For Innovation in Recruitment & Retention: B&Q
  • Intellect Award For Innovation In Career Development: Crown Prosecution Service
  • Northgate HR Award For Best HR Strategy in Line with Business: West Bromwich Building Society
  • RightCoutts Employer Branding Award: London & Quadrant Housing Trust
  • SHL Award For Global HR Strategy: Compass Group
  • Snowdrop Systems Award For Excellence in HR through Technology: Jaguar & Land Rover
  • Xchanging Award For Excellence in Training: Avis Rent a Car

More pictures of the night are available at


Comments are closed.