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HR Excellence Awards 2017: The winners

Zoological Society of London scooped Best HR team, HRD of the Year and the Gold Award

More than 600 HR professionals gathered in the London Hilton on Park Lane last night to celebrate those leading the way in the HR profession.

Here are the winners in full:

HR director of the year

Fiona Evans, HR director, Zoological Society of London

Best HR team

Zoological Society of London

HR future leader of the year

Steve Othen, REC

Most people-focused CEO of the year

Craig Donaldson, Metro Bank

Outstanding employee engagement strategy


Highly commended: Wales & West Utilities

Best CSR strategy


Highly commended: London Midland

Best HR strategy overseas


Best learning and development strategy

Transport for London

Highly commended: Zoological Society of London

Best talent management strategy

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Best youth employment strategy

Anchor Trust

Diversity and inclusion award


Health and wellbeing award

Edge Hill University

Highly commended: BNP Paribas

Highly commended: East Sussex County Council

Leading transformation award

Odeon Cinemas Group

Most effective benefits strategy


Highly commended: BNP Paribas

Most effective recruitment strategy

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Most effective use of internal communications


Most innovative deployment of HR technology

Rentokil Initial

Overseas winner: Denizbank

HR Excellence Gold Award

Zoological Society of London

HR magazine would like to congratulate the winners of each award, and we look forward to welcoming you to the HR Excellence Awards 2018 next summer.