Personnel Today Awards: and the winners are…

The winners of the 2008 Personnel Today Awards received their trophies in a glittering ceremony on London’s Park Lane last night, hosted by Mock the Week presenter and comedian Dara O’Briain.

McDonald’s scooped the overall award, while Helen Giles, of charity Broadway Homelessness & Support, won the Ceridian HR Director of the Year Award. 

Here is the full list of winners.

RBS Group Employee Engagement Award

RBS GroupShortlist

  • Broadway Homelessness & Support
  • Heart of England NHS foundation Trust
  • Iceland Foods
  • IHG
  • The Midcounties Co-operative

Winner: Heart of England NHS foundation Trust


Chiumento Award for Talent Management


  • Barratt Developments
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • British American Tobacco
  • Magnox Electric Ltd (North)
  • Mouchel

Winner: Mouchel


Celre Award for Reward & Recognition


  • Bombardier
  • First Direct
  • Innospec
  • Thorntons
  • Wolseley UK

Winner: Thorntons


Peer Group Communications Employer Branding Award

Peer GroupShortlist

  • East Sussex County Council
  • FMG Support
  • IHG
  • Network Rail
  • Royal Bank of Scotland Group

Winner: IHG Award for Excellence in Business Partnering


  • BDO Stoy Hayward
  • EDF Energy
  • Glasgow Housing Association
  • Iceland Foods
  • Pfizer UK

Winner: Pfizer UK


Excellence in HR Through Technology

HR SpaceShortlist

  • BT
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • McDonald’s Restaurants
  • NHS Employers
  • Norwich Union

Winner: NHS Employers


Pinsent Masons Award for Diversity in the Workplace

Shortlist Pinsent Masons

  • Bank of Scotland Corporate
  • British Gas Services
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Kent Police
  • Stockport Council

Winner: British Gas Services


Investors in People Award for Delivering Business Improvement Through People

Investors in PeopleShortlist

  • Broadway Homelessness & Support
  • Harrod UK
  • Ladbrokes Betting & Gaming
  • Malmaison & Hotel du Vin Hotels

Winner: Harrod UK


Nuffield Health Wellbeing Award for Health at Work

Nuffield Health WellbeingShortlist

  • Chorley Borough Council
  • IPC Media
  • Learn Purple
  • SELEX Galileo
  • Somerset County Council

Winner: Chorley Borough Council


HR Impact Award

HR Directors ClubShortlist

  • British Telecom
  • Ladbrokes Betting & Gaming
  • South Tyneside Council
  • The Wallich
  • Thorntons

Winner: Thorntons


Hays Human Resources Award for Innovation in Recruitment & Retention

Hays Human ResourcesShortlist

  • Asda
  • HM Prison Service
  • NCFE
  • Paul UK
  • Woolworths

Winner: Paul UK


Award for Excellence in Training

Traing & Coaching TodayShortlist

  • Aramark
  • B&Q
  • Boots UK
  • Ealing Homes
  • Kier Group

Winner: B&Q


Ceridian HR Director of the Year Award


  • Helen Giles – Broadway Homelessness & Support
  • Leatham Green – East Sussex County Council
  • Sue Varley – DHL Exel Supply Chain
  • David Fairhurst – McDonald’s Restaurants
  • Fiona Irvine – First ScotRail

Winner: Helen Giles – Broadway Homelessness & Support


NorthgateArinso Award for Best HR Strategy in Line with Business


  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Ealing Homes
  • McDonald’s Restaurants
  • Pfizer UK
  • Thomson

Winner: McDonald’s Restaurants

Overall winner

Winner: McDonald’s Restaurants

View pictures from the awards now on HR Space

Personnel partying – video footage

Interviews with the 2008 winners

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