Personnel Today Awards 2016 shortlist announced

L&D Team of the Year is one of two new awards to be handed out at this year's ceremony.

Personnel Today has announced the shortlist for its 2016 Awards, following much deliberation from our team of expert judges.

More than 100 organisations from a broad range of industries in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors made the shortlist this year.

Personnel Today editor Rob Moss said the entries exhibited “a passion and innovation that made it very difficult to choose who would make the final list”.

The shortlisted companies hailed from many different sectors – from big names such as Barclays and Dixons Carphone to smaller employers and consultancies.

The way the awards are judged means that each entry receives credit for the scale of the work it undertook, meaning that small and large organisations are often pitted against each other.

Now open for entries is the HR Supplier Partnership Award, which is exclusive to suppliers nominated by entrants to other categories in the Awards. This category closes on 29 July. The aim is to showcase the valuable work of suppliers to the HR industry – past entries have included those from software providers, learning and development companies, diversity consultants and assessment specialists.

All shortlisted individuals and teams are invited to the Annual Awards Shortlist Drinks Party on 13 September 2016 in central London.

The glittering awards ceremony takes place on 22 November 2016 at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane.

“Well done for everyone who has made the shortlist – once again the standard of entries was exceptionally high, and thank you to our panel of judges who have devoted the time to work out who makes the grade,” said Moss.

The shortlists for all categories can be found below:

a&dcAward for Talent Management

AB Sugar
Medway Council
NPS Group
Vale of Glamorgan Council
Virgin Money
Warwickshire County Council

Award for Excellence in Technology

Broadbean TechnologyBarclays Bank
JT Group
Leeds Building Society
Rentokil Initial
Royal College of Nursing
Transport for London

Award for Employee Benefits

Manchester City Council
Next Stage
Sandwell Council
University of Sheffield

Award for Graduate Scheme of the Year

BAE Systems
Dwr Cymru Welsh Water
SNC-Lavalin Rail & Transit

Award for Excellence in Public Service HR

Crown Prosecution Service
Dundee and Angus College
East Sussex and Surrey County Councils
London Councils
Thurrock Council

Award for Managing Change

Amnesty International
CBRE Managed Services
Connect Education & Care
North Yorkshire County Council
Savills UK
Zurich Insurance

HR Director of the Year Totaljobs

Sharon Bridgland-Gough, Cardtronics
Dan Creed, Executive Serviced Apartments
Leatham Green, East Sussex and Surrey County Councils
Jo Mansell, Geoban UK
Caroline Nugent, oneSource
Chris Thexton, Vauxhall Motors

Award for Consultancy of the Year

HR Advise Me
Purple HR
Real People HR
Talking Talent
West Midlands Employers

Award for HR Business Partner

Chetan Bhatti, CBRE Managed Services
Laura Guttfield, ITN
Glen Rudd, Virgin Money
Kate Simpson, Omega Pharma

Award for Youth Employment Initiative

Babcock Clyde
Barclays Bank
Great Western Railway
Transport for London
Virgin Money
Vision Express

Award for Employee Engagement

Great Place To WorkClearScore
Geoban UK
Lawn Tennis Association
London Overground Rail Operations
Parkdean Resorts
RHP Group
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Volkswagen Financial Services

Award for Employer Branding

Dixons Carphone
McDonald’s Restaurants
Odeon & UCI Cinemas
Royal College of Nursing
VSO International

HR Team of the Year


City of Wolverhampton College
Flagship Group
JT Group
Loughborough College
Ministry of Justice HR Casework team
Odeon & UCI Cinemas
Rentokil Initial

Award for Excellence in Learning & Development

Omega Pharma
Rentokil Initial
Santander UK
Steinhoff UK Retail
Tile Giant

Award for Employee Relations

Essex County Council
Impellam Group
Thurrock Council
Vector Aerospace

Award for Diversity & Inclusion Creating Inclusive Cultures

Bradford Teaching Hospitals
Institute of Cancer Research
Pinsent Masons
Royal Bank of Scotland
Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust
Trafford Housing Trust
Transport for London

Award for Health and Wellbeing

British Gas
Department for Work and Pensions
Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service
Golding Homes
John Lewis Partnership
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service
Network Rail
Virgin Management

Award for Innovation in Recruitment

Accenture UKI
MTR Crossrail
Penguin Random House
Virgin Money

Award for HR Impact

Executive Service Apartments
Geoban UK
KP Snacks
Lloyds Banking Group
Manpower UK
Thurrock Council

Award for HR Rising Star 


Ashley Bray, Great Western Railway
Gemma Cook, Totemic
Anna Haines, CBRE Managed Services
Abi Mawhirt, Dundee and Angus College
Kelly Patterson, Mersyside Fire & Rescue Service
Dawn Tomlyn, East Sussex County Council

HR Supplier Partnership Award

AIA Worldwide
Cascade HR
Coaching Impact
Gong Communications
Growth Engineering




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