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HR Excellence Awards 2022 shortlist announced

HR magazine is delighted to reveal the shortlist for the 2022 HR Excellence Awards.

The gala dinner and awards ceremony for the annual HR Excellence Awards will take place on Tuesday 6 December at The Brewery, London.

Our judging panel consisted of top HR directors and consultants from a diverse collection of public, private, and third sector organisations.

The entries that have made our shortlist impressed our judges with their HR innovation to solve business problems, championing value creation through the power of people. Congratulations to all our finalists.

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Best Recruitment and Workforce Planning Strategy



NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU

Travis Perkins


Best Reward and Recognition Strategy

Howdens Joinery

Ocado Group in partnership with Benefex


Suez Recycling and Recovery UK

The Institute of Export and International Trade

University of Lincoln


Best Talent Management Strategy (sponsored by Morson Group)

PPD (part of Thermo Fisher Scientific)


Wolseley UK


Best Transformation Strategy

Doğuş Holding A.Ş.


Smith + Nephew

Vodafone M-Pesa Africa

Best Crisis Management Strategy


European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)         



Best CSR Strategy

Howdens Joinery

University of Lincoln  


Best Diversity and Inclusion Strategy


Immediate Media


Police Now



Best Early Careers Strategy

Fisher German

Landor & Fitch

Office of the Future Generations Commission



Best Employee Engagement Strategy (sponsored by Investors in People)


Alzheimer’s Society

Comply Direct

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Standard Club 

Suez Recycling and Recovery UK

Valor Hospitality


Best Flexible Working Strategy


British Heart Foundation

NHS Midlands and Lancashire



Best Health and Wellbeing Strategy

NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU    


Suez Recycling & Recovery UK

The First Mile

Weir Minerals Group 



Best HR Strategy from Overseas

Abu Dhabi Police

CMS Jant ve Makina Sanayi

Eleven Hundred Agency        


Best HR Technology Strategy

Natural HR

UST Global for Reimagining Career Velocity

Smith+ Nephew


Best Internal Communications Strategy 

British Heart Foundation

Reward Gateway

Weir Minerals Europe

Best Learning and Development Strategy


Outcomes First Group

N Brown Group

University of Huddersfield



HR Team of the Year

Immediate Media

N Brown Group

Saga Group

UK Export Finance



HR Future Leader of the Year

Charlotte Barclay, APAM

Ben Wrigley, Wincanton

Charlie Robson, McKenzie Intelligence Services


HR Director of the Year

Joe Dent, Princes

Teresa Exelby, Community Integrated Care 

Maria Hawley, Fisher German

Kate Howdon, eStar Truck & Van     

Corinne Mills, Alzheimer’s Society    

Phil Rimmer, Slater Helis

Victoria Soormally, Gallagher

Emma Simpson, Gleneagles 

John Stewart, SSE

Carol-Ann White, Landor & Fitch


Best People-Focussed CEO 

Tracy Garrad, AXA Health

Charmaine Griffiths, British Heart Foundation

Lucy-Marie Hagues, Capital One UK

Daniel Rabie, GetBusy

Beatriz Shorrock, Marlowe Software, Risk and Compliance

Jo Williams, The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

James Wroath, Wincanton


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