CIPD announces finalists for People Management Awards

The finalists for the 2014 People Management Awards have been announced by the CIPD.

Recognising and celebrating outstanding achievements in people management and development the winners will be announced at the Awards dinner on 30 September in London.

Peter Cheese, Chief Executive at the CIPD, commented: “Thank you to all our entrants for showcasing excellent work in the development and management of people. We are at a critical point of change in business with a stronger focus on improving workforce performance and productivity, building more agile and resilient organisations, enabling more diversity and ways of working, and investing in skills and developing better leadership and management at all levels. This puts HR and L&D much more firmly at the centre of the agenda and in response we are seeing lots of great new thinking and practice – something we can all share and learn from to help build a strong future for our profession. Our record number of entries this year all offered great examples of this, and we look forward to the Awards dinner which is always a special night for celebration and pride in our profession.”

The finalists are:

HR / L&D team of the year – organisation of 250+ employees

Bourne Leisure – Haven Holidays


De Vere Hotels and Village Urban Resorts

Hastings Direct


London Overground Rail Operations Limited (LOROL)

Virgin Money


HR / L&D team of the year– organisations up to 250 employees

Kia Motors (UK)

The Glasgow Marriott


HR / L&D team of the year public sector

Birmingham Childrens Hospital

Civil Service Learning

East Cheshire NHS Trust


Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Ministry of Justice


HR / L&D team of the year third sector/social enterprise


Futures Homescape



Michael Kelly outstanding student award – advanced level

Chara Balasubramaniam, Bayer Healthcare

Shakil Butt, Islamic Relief Worldwide

Zoe Morley, Thames Water Utilities

Colin Rae, Jaguar Land Rover

Chloë Watt, HSS Hire

Rebecca Webber, Health Education East of England


Michael Kelly outstanding student award – intermediate or foundation level

Lindsey Brooks, Ipsos Retail Performance

Adrienne Eacrett, ESB

Mags Forrest, ESB

Claire Gibbons, Label Apeel

Alasdair Grant, Deaf Unity

Angela Van Driel, Thomson Local


HR/ L&D Professional of the year

Jim Abbatt, MD, A2B Excellence

Alison Bell, HR Business Partner, London Overground Rail Operations Limited (LOROL)

Darren Goodenough, Youth, Education and Skills Manager, Mitchells and Butlers

Amy Henderson , Head of HR for the Witney manufacturing site, Abbott Laboratories

Alison Innes-Farquhar, Head of People and Organisational Development, HC-One

Angela Johnson, HR Director, PJ Care

Andrew Jones, Deputy Director of HR & Workforce, East Cheshire NHS Trust

Dominique Jones, Vice President of Human Resources at Halogen

Steve Morton, Head of People and Organisation Development, Virgin Money

Craig Scriven, HR Business Partner, Resources Group, Warwickshire County Council

Jon West, Director; Manufacturing HR, Jaguar Land Rover


Best change management initiative


BBC South West

Bentley Motors Limited

Essex County Council

HSS Hire

London Overground Rail Operations Limited (LOROL)

RSA Insurance Group


Best diversity initiative 

Alliance Homes Group

AXA PPP healthcare

CA Technologies

Clifford Chance

Crown Agents

Jaguar Land Rover



Best employee engagement initiative

Bath & North East Somerset Council

Birmingham City Council


De Vere Hotels and Village Urban Resorts

Dorchester Collection


Pentland Brands


Best employee relations initiative

Aberystwyth University

Mersey Care NHS Trust

Pentland Brands

Retail Marketing Group

Royal Mail

Trafford Council


Best health and wellbeing initiative 


British Gas

Clifford Chance

Gentoo Group

Ovo Energy

Royal College of Nursing

SLH Group


Best HR / L&D consultancy

In Good Company (UK)

National Union of Students Charitable Services


Purple Cubed

Q5 Partners

RISE Beyond

Roffey Park Institute


Best HR / L&D supplier

Jaguar Land Rover

London Business School, Executive Education

MidlandHR – project 1

MidlandHR – project 2

Mind Gym

RBS Mentor


Best learning and development initiative

De Vere Hotels and Village Urban Resorts

Hastings Direct



TalkTalk Business

Tesco Bank


Best recruitment and talent management initiative


Cafcass – Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service

De Vere Hotels and Village Urban Resorts

Hastings Direct

Xerox Europe


Best reward and benefits initiative



RSA Insurance Group

Sandwell Council

Tata Consultancy Services

Wolseley (UK)


Best use of technology



Bank of Ireland/Learningzone

BMI Healthcare

De Vere Hotels and Village Urban Resorts


Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts



Best youth employment initiative


Barratt Developments


Marks and Spencer

Telefonica UK

The Glasgow Marriott

The Regenda Group







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