British HR Awards 2022: Finalists Announced

Published on 14th March 2022

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With over 100 entries received from organisations all across the UK, competition to be named a Finalist proved to be very tough. But today, the British HR Awards judging panel is delighted to reveal its 2022 Finalists!

Run by next generation employee insight platform, New Possible, the British HR Awards sets out to discover and celebrate the organisations and individuals that are truly passionate about delivering a world-class people experience. Organisations taking part this year range from innovative start-ups to tech unicorns, global giants, not for profits and everything in between. Irrespective of organisation size, industry or resources, all Finalists shared how their initiatives are transforming the people experience and delivering tangible value for their organisations.

Winners will be announced at a special celebration event on the 21st April at Bounce Farringdon, London. Click here to reserve your place.

Nate Harwood, Founder of New Possible and British HR Awards judge said: “The quality and diversity of entries has made judging a real challenge, but also a great privilege. We’re immensely proud to recognise the organisations and individuals that are working hard to create exceptional people experiences. These leaders are fundamentally reimagining the future of work and helping to showcase British HR leadership on a truly global scale. Congratulations to all the Finalists.”

A huge thanks to the British HR Awards 2022 all-star judging panel for reviewing the entries and sharing their expertise:

  • Mel Willsmore, People Director at Strike
  • Perry Timms, Chief Energy Officer at People and Transformational HR
  • Kelly Stokes, HR Director at Aldi UK
  • Hannah Reid, People Director at Apple
  • Melanie Punch, Head of UK Careers at Investec
  • Neil Piper, Chief People Officer at KFC
  • Daniel Kasmir, Chief People and Procurement Officer at TalkTalk
  • Nate Harwood, Founder at New Possible

And so, without any further ado, the British HR Awards 2022 Finalists are:

Overall Awards

Best Overall People Experience: Bank North, Cycas Hospitality, Enfuse Group, Form3, Life Moments, Lifebit, MyTutor, PowerON & Institute of Export & International Trade

Employee Wellness Initiative of the Year (Sponsored by Each Person): Blackbaud, Enfuse Group, Learnerbly, Monzo Bank, National Express UK, Northumbrian Water Group, RBH Hospitality Management & Weir Minerals Europe

Innovation of the Year: Adarga, Connectr, Delve Organisational Development Ltd, Monzo Bank, National Express UK, Northumbrian Water Group & The ERIC App

Start-Up of the Year: Bank North, Fifty50 Coaching, Form3, Permutive, The Spark Company (Human Resources) Ltd & VIOOH

SME of the Year: ABSTRACT, Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult, Humble Grape, Institute of Export & International Trade, My HR Hub, Orchard Employment Law & Serve and Protect Credit Union

Large Organisation of the Year: King’s College London, Northern Gas and Power, Roche UK & Weir Minerals Europe

People Awards

Leader of the Year: Belinda Parmar OBE, CEO at The Empathy Business, Janet Roberts, Chief People & Culture Officer at Cycas Hospitality, Kate Howdon, Head of HR at eStar Truck & Van, Liz Dowling, Head of People at VIOOH, Lorna Davidson, CEO at Redwigwam, Michael Mueller, CEO at Form3, Robert Hicks, Group HR Director at Reward Gateway & Tara Ryan, People Experience Director at Monzo Bank

Rising Star of the Year: Beth Gavin, Junior People Partner at Baltic Apprenticeships, Lisa Seagroatt, Managing Director at HR Fit for Purpose, Michaela Howell, HR Advisor at LGBT Foundation & Xenia Kaercher, HR Advisor at 5 Hertford Street Ltd

Coach of the Year: Dr Declan Woods, Master coach, Top team and CEO coach at Teamgenie Limited, Dr Kate Jenkinson, Chief Emotions Officer (CEO) and Creative Executive Coach at Next Step HR Ltd, Judy Bullimore, Employment Specialist, Dream Job Mentor & Interview Expert at Judy Bullimore - Package Your Potential & Verity Symcox, Director of Coaching and Wellbeing at Fifty50 Coaching

Supplier Awards

Consultancy of the Year: ABSTRACT, Delve Organisational Development Ltd, Happier at Work, JG HR Solutions Ltd, Morgan Philips Talent Consulting, My HR Hub, Orchard Employment Law & The Spark Company (Human Resources) Ltd

Recruitment Partner of the Year: Inspire People, MM Search & The ERIC App

Industry Awards

Financial Services Company of the Year: Bank North, Form3, Serve and Protect Credit Union & The Cumberland Building Society

Technology Company of the Year: Adarga, Connectr, Permutive, SD Worx, Smiths Detection & VIOOH

Hospitality & Leisure Company of the Year: Cycas Hospitality, Humble Grape & RBH Hospitality Management

EdTech of the Year: Learnerbly & MyTutor

Celebration Event Venue

Winners were revealed at a special celebration event in London on Thursday 21st April. Register your interest for the British HR Awards 2023.

The British HR Awards is powered by New Possible, a next-generation employee insight platform. New Possible helps HR leaders build healthier organisations by providing meaningful insight that can drive real change. Find out more about our mission or book a demo

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