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2019 Winners

On Thursday, May 2nd 2019, The Grosvenor Hotel in London was descended upon by the cream of the UK’s HR professionals for the HRD Awards 2019. After the huge success of the HR Distinction 2018 Awards in Birmingham, which saw a wealth of HR and business leaders in attendance, the HRD Awards made its move to London for 2019. Moving to the capital allowed us to host even more of the HR ecosystem, with more travel options available, a 5* three course meal for all of our guests, as well as world-class entertainment.

The awards celebrated the great work done in the last year by HR professionals across the country, giving out gongs to a whole host of teams and individuals who have transformed their organisations with their innovation and dedication.

In addition to awarding the HR rock stars of the last twelve months for their incredible work and raising money for Heads Together, the night also played host to a hilarious stand-up set from best-selling UK comedian and star of 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Rob Beckett, who also served as compère and handed out the prizes throughout the evening.

Distinction in Distinction in Talent Attraction

Winner

Warburtons – Driver Academy

Shortlist

  • The AA
  • Becton Dickinson
  • Reward Gateway
  • Teledirect Telecommerce
  • Warburtons - Driver Academy
  • Wipro Limited

Distinction in Distinction in Talent Management

Winner

The Co-Op

Shortlist

  • The Co-op
  • FirstPort
  • GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare GB & Ireland
  • United Utilities
  • Wipro Limited

Distinction in Distinction in Organisational Learning

Winner

Computershare

Shortlist

  • Aston Martin Lagonda
  • Atos
  • Computershare
  • The Co-op
  • Coty
  • Great Western Railway
  • Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Schneider Electric

Distinction in Distinction in Apprenticeship/Graduate Programme

Winner

Virgin Media

Shortlist

  • BAE Systems
  • The Co-op
  • Dr Martens
  • JBW Group Ltd
  • REED
  • University of Exeter
  • Virgin Media
  • Wipro Limited

Distinction in Distinction in Leadership Development

Winner

Aviva

Shortlist

  • Aviva
  • BT
  • Computershare
  • Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Network Homes
  • Santander
  • The University of Huddersfield
  • Warburtons
  • Zurich Insurance Company Ltd

Distinction in Distinction in Reward & Benefits

Winner

Shortlist

  • Atos
  • Liberis
  • The Holly Private Hospital
  • Wipro Limited

Distinction in Distinction in Employee Engagement & Experience

Winner

Dr. Martens

Shortlist

  • Community Integrated Care
  • Connect Health
  • Direct Line Group
  • Dr. Martens
  • IBM
  • Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Holly Private Hospital
  • Warburtons

Distinction in Distinction in Leading Transformational Change

Winner

ODEON Cinemas Group

Shortlist

  • Atos
  • ODEON Cinemas Group
  • Standard Life Assurance Ltd (part of the Phoenix Group)
  • Travis Perkins Plc
  • Warburtons
  • Wheatley Group
  • Yorkshire Housing

Distinction in Distinction in Organisational Strategy and HR Innovation

Winner

Network Rail

Shortlist

  • Department of Work and Pensions
  • Experian
  • Milton Keynes College
  • Network Rail
  • Virgin Media

Distinction in Distinction in HR Innovation through Technology

Winner

Atos

Shortlist

  • Atos
  • The Co-op
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Experian
  • Lewis Silkin LLP
  • Wipro Limited
  • VGL GROUP

Distinction in Distinction in Health and Wellbeing

Winner

NHS North West Ambulance Service

Shortlist

  • Aviva
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Hays UK
  • Historic Environment Scotland
  • Mayflower Theatre
  • Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (The Agency)
  • NEL (NHS)
  • North West Ambulance Service

Distinction in Distinction in Inclusion and Diversity

Winner

Wipro

Shortlist

  • Atos
  • Department for Work and Pension
  • Intellectual Property Office
  • Milton Keynes College
  • Network Rail
  • ODEON Cinemas Group
  • Wipro Limited

Distinction in HR Team of the Year

Winner

Watford Community Housing

Shortlist

  • Card Factory
  • The Co-op
  • Historic Environment Scotland (HES)
  • MHA MacIntyre Hudson
  • RCI Europe
  • The AA
  • Watford Community Housing
  • Young & Co.'s Brewery, P.L.C.

Distinction in Learning and Development Team of the Year

Winner

Computershare

Shortlist

  • Card Factory
  • The Co-op
  • Computershare
  • Humanitarian Academy for Development (HAD)  
  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust; Learning & Development Team
  • MHA MacIntyre Hudson

Distinction in Rising Talent in HR

Winner

Rachel Miller, Aspen Healthcare

Shortlist

  • Clare Fogden, The Co-op
  • Georgia Bicknell, The AA 
  • Grace Rogers, Network Rail
  • Joe Holland, Network Rail
  • Kerrie Talbot, Deutsche Bahn
  • Kirsty Diamond, Network Rail
  • Rachael Bickerstaff, The Co-op
  • Rachel Miller, Aspen Healthcare

Distinction in HR Director of the Year

Winner

Robert Hicks, Reward Gateway

Shortlist

  • Dawnne Mahmoud, The Phoenix Group
  • Gail Khan, Young & Co.'s Brewery, P.L.C
  • Jane Walker-Smith, MHA MacIntyre Hudson
  • Robert Hicks, Reward Gateway

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