The HR Excellence Awards Shortlist 2020

Congratulations to all our shortlistees

HR Director of the Year

David Blackburn, Financial Services Compensation Scheme
Eugenio Pirri, Dorchester Collection
John Wrighthouse, Shell Energy Retail
Kelly Williams, TALIS-UK
Laura Hinton, PWC
Lesley Purdie, CANCOM
Rachel Bennett, Longhurst Group
Steve Collinson, Zurich UK

People-Focused CEO of the Year

Alison Lowe, Touchstone
Anne-Marie Canning, The Brilliant Club
Carmine Di Sibio, EY
Daya Thayan, Kingsley Healthcare
Matt Cheung, Clarasys
Rajesh Gopinathan, Tata Consultancy services
Rick Willmott, Willmott Dixon 
Steve Marshall, Reassured

Best employee engagement strategy

Sponsored by the Dorchester Collection

Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)
Livv Housing Group 
Lloyds Banking Group
London Stock Exchange Group
Smart DCC
The Engagement Coach

HR Team of the Year

Everton Football Club
Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)
The Financial Ombudsman Service


Elior UK

HR Future Leader of the Year

Caroline Butler, Hertfordshire County Council
Craig Morgans, IWG
Gemma Appleford, IPG Mediabrands
Bernie Cornish, Lloyds Banking Group
Louise Hanthorne, London Stock Exchange Group
Miranda Burgum, GAIL’s Bakery

Best HR Strategy from Overseas

Doğuş Automotive (DRIVE)
HRMDO - Local Government Unit of General Santos City, Philippines
Pensees Pte
Petrol Ofisi

Best Learning and Development Strategy

Outside (formerly ‘DPA’) & Royal London
Jardine Motors Group UK
Swiss Re Management
The Financial Ombudsman Service

Best Recruitment Strategy

Hertfordshire County Council
NHS Blood and Transplant
North Yorkshire Police in partnership with Cappfinity
The Berkeley Partnership

Best HR technology strategy

Circle K Europe
Discover Arup
HomeServe plc & VIC - your Virtual Interactive Coach
HRA Pharma
Turkcell Global Bilgi

Best diversity and inclusion strategy

Financial Ombudsman Service 
MTR Elizabeth line (MTREL)
Tata Consultancy Services

Best health and wellbeing strategy

Comply Direct Limited
Department for Work and Pensions
Farne Salmon and Trout
NatWest Group
West Dunbartonshire Council

Best CSR strategy

Shell Energy Retail
Tata Consultancy Services

Best People Focused Workplace Design

HB Reavis

Best transformation strategy

GEODIS Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Lloyds Banking Group
Merck KGaA
North Yorkshire Police in partnership with Cappfinity

Best talent management strategy

HRA Pharma
Mitchells & Butlers

Best internal communications strategy

Arvato CRM Solutions UK
Everton Football Club
NatWest Group
Swiss Re, HR EMEA

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