HR Excellence Awards 2018: The winners

Kerry Foods scooped Outstanding employee engagement strategy, HRD of the Year and the Gold Award

HR professionals gathered to enjoy a glittering awards ceremony in the London Hilton on Park Lane last night, and to celebrate those leading the way in the HR profession.

Here are the winners in full:

HR director of the year

Emma Rose, Kerry Foods

Best HR team


HR future leader of the year

Lucy Woodward, United Learning

Most people-focused CEO of the year

Roy Williams, The Sovini Group

Outstanding employee engagement strategy

Kerry Foods

Best CSR strategy


Best HR strategy from overseas

Pegasus Airlines

Best learning and development strategy

Manning Gottlieb OMD

Highly commended: West Dunbartonshire Council

Best talent management strategy

My Home Move

Best youth employment strategy


Highly commended: Mitchells & Butlers

Diversity and inclusion award

Surrey Police

Highly Commended: Costain Group

Health and wellbeing award

Arconic Manufacturing

Leading transformation award

Nomad Foods Europe

Most effective benefits strategy


Most effective recruitment strategy

MTR Crossrail

Most effective use of internal communications

University of Sheffield

Most innovative deployment of HR technology

Mitchells & Butlers

HR Excellence Gold Award

Kerry Foods

HR magazine would like to congratulate the winners of each award, and we look forward to welcoming you to the HR Excellence Awards 2019 next summer.