2016 Awards Short-list and Winners

The 2016 HR Distinction Awards celebrated the last years’ most creative and engaging company projects, lauded individuals raising the profile of HR, and honoured the young, inspirational rising stars of our industry.

Watch out for the 2017 entries opening soon !


Distinction in Talent Management

WINNER - Dorchester Collection

·   AB Sugar

·   JT Global

·   Rexam PLC

·   Santander U


Distinction in People Development

WINNER - Sony Music Entertainment

·   Aspen Healthcare

·   ITOL CEE

·   Manchester City Council

·   Three


Distinction in Business-Led Youth Training Schemes

WINNER - United Utilities

·   HSBC

·   Merlin Entertainment with the Prince’s     Trust

·    Starbucks

·    Thomas Cook

·    XPO Logistic


HR Director of the Year

WINNER - Nupur Mallick, Tata Consultancy Services

·   Ali Mohammed, Great Ormond Street       Hospital

·   Andrew Dodman, The University of           Sheffield

·   Jane Pateman, Biffa

·   Tom Nicholls, L&Q


Distinction in Employee Engagement

WINNER - Pizza Hut Restaurants

·   Adidas

·   Allied Irish Bank (AIB)

·   HaysPLC

·   HomeServe

·   Skipton Building Society

Not-for profit:

·    Cancer Research UK

·    Family Action

·    Housing Plus


Distinction in Innovative Use of Technology

WINNER - Newbury Building Society

·   British Gas

·   Dubai Police

·   Mitie Facilities Management

·   NCR Corporation


HR Rising Star of the Year

WINNER - Nicole Digby, XPO Logistics

·   Georgina Stephens, Red Dog                   Restaurants

·   Jon Perkins, Stonegate Pub Company

·   Kevin Finke, NCR Corporation Inc.

·   Louise Johansen, CIB


People-Focused CEO of the Year

WINNER - David Holmes, Family Action

·   Jeremy Hudson, Hain Daniels Group

·    Liam Condon, Bayer CropScience AG

·    Michael Jenkins, Roffey Park Institute

·    Phil Keoghan, Ricoh UK


Distinction in Change Management

WINNER - Pizza Hut Restaurants

·   FSCS

·   Mereway Kitchens Limited

·   Nottingham City Council

·   United Utilities


Distinction in Occupational Health and Wellbeing

WINNER - The University of Sheffield

·   British Gas

·   Caring Homes

·   MSD

·   NAT


Distinction in Innovative Use of Digital or Social Media

WINNER - Stonegate Pub Company

·   Ferrovial

·   Tata Consultancy Services

·   Twofour Group


HR Team of the Year

WINNER - Warburtons

·   Biffa

·   British Gas

·   Great Ormond Street Hospital

·   Redefine BDL Hotel


The Judges