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Welcome to the HR Distinction Awards 2014

The HR Distinction Awards celebrate the outstanding contribution that innovatively designed and superbly executed HR strategies make to business performance and the bottom line. Winning an Award will affirm to your employees, colleagues and, industry peers that your company and your team is delivering best practice HR management – that you are distinctive leaders in your field.

With newly revised categories for 2014, the HR Distinction Awards have been developed in close cooperation with our Advisory Board and our Judges, all leading experts in people centred business strategies, to ensure that the winning criteria will accurately reflect the role and requirements of next generation HR strategies – to ensure that the right skills, the best people and the right management tools are in place to elevate the organisation’s performance. All winners will be announced at a black tie Awards Gala Dinner, hosted at the HR Directors Summit by Jon Culshaw in Birmingham on 4 February 2014.

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For all enquiries regarding the Awards Gala Dinner, please contact:
HR Distinction Awards Team
T: +44(0) 207 202 7773

Key Dates
2 September 2013
25 October 2013
Extended Deadline for Entries
18 November 2013
Shortlist announced
4 February 2014
All winners will be announced at the HR Distinction Awards Dinner
2014 Award Winner Interviews

The Awards Gala Dinner was hosted by Jon Culshaw

Awards Categories
  • Distinction in Talent Management Sponsored by
  • Distinction in Employee Engagement Sponsored by
  • Distinction in Change Management Sponsored by
  • Distinction in People Development
  • Distinction in Innovative Use of Technology Sponsored by
  • Distinction in Employer Branding Sponsored by
  • Distinction in Business-Led Youth Training Schemes
  • HR Team of the Year Sponsored by
  • HR Director of the Year Sponsored by
  • People-Focused CEO
    of the Year
    Sponsored by

Awards Judges
Kate Dee
Executive Director, Global Organisation and Leadership Development
Time Warner International
Greg Shuler
Director, People Strategy
SapientNitro Europe
Janey Smith
HR Director
Royal Bank of Scotland Group
Jez Langhorn
Vice President, People
McDonald’s Restaurants
Karl-Heinz Oehler
Senior Vice President, Global Talent Management
Hertz Corporation
Massimo Macarti
Chief of Human Resource
Canon Europe
Pierre Mille
Vice President, Group Planning & Customer Service Excellence
Richard Summerfield
Group Human Resources Director
JT Global
Tea Colaianni
Group Human Resources Director
Merlin Entertainment
Therese Procter
Human Resources Director
Kate Moughtin
Human Resources Director, UK Retail & Business Banking
Tracy Robbins
Executive Vice President, Human Resources & Group Operations Support
InterContinental Hotels Group
Mark Ellis
Former Vice President for Culture Transformation
CA Technologies