13th February 2023

British HR Awards 2023: Finalists Announced

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With over 220 entries received from organisations all across the UK, competition to be named a Finalist proved to be especially tough. But today, the British HR Awards judging panel is proud to reveal its 2023 Finalists!

Powered by employee insight platform, New Possible, the British HR Awards sets out to discover and celebrate the organisations that are truly passionate about delivering a world-class people experience. Organisations taking part this year range from start-up innovators to public sector heroes, tech superstars, global titans and everything in between. Irrespective of organisation size, industry or resources, Finalists shared how their initiatives are transforming the people experience and delivering tangible value for their organisations.

Nate Harwood, Founder of New Possible and British HR Awards judge said: "This year saw 125% more entries submitted making judging a real challenge but also a great privilege. Congratulations to all the Finalists who are flying the flag for the HR profession and having a positive impact on the working lives of so many people."

A huge thanks to the British HR Awards 2023 all-star judging panel for reviewing the entries and sharing their expertise: 

Meet the Judges: British HR Awards 2023

  • Mary Foulkes OBE FCIPD, Director of Equity, Inclusion and Culture at Shelter
  • Mairi Probin, Chief Culture and People Officer at The MAPD Group
  • Melanie Punch, Head of UK Careers at Investec
  • Hannah Reid, People Director EMEIA at Apple
  • Janet Roberts, Chief People & Culture Officer at Cycas Hospitality
  • Tara Ryan, People Experience Director at Monzo
  • Perry Timms, Chief Energy Officer at People and Transformational HR
  • Helen Tindle, HR Director at Iceland Foods
  • Nate Harwood, Founder at New Possible

And so, without any further ado, the British HR Awards 2023 Finalists are:

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Overall Awards

Best Overall People Experience: HCRG Care Group / Huler / Nova / Seven Resourcing / Village Hotels

Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year: Belovd Agency / Enfuse Group / McLaren Racing / National Grid and Connectr / RBH Hospitality Management / Tarmac / Templeton and Partners / United Utilities

Employee Wellness Initiative of the Year (Sponsored by Each Person): Atom Bank / Enfuse Group / Form3 / Huler / Owen Mumford / RBH Hospitality Management / Slater Heelis / Village Hotels

L&D Initiative of the Year: Apadmi / Arctoris Ltd / Brewhouse & Kitchen / Daisy Communications Limited / Doodledo Ltd / Focus Group / Seven Resourcing / Vendigital / Village Hotels / VIOOH

Innovation of the Year: Currys and AdviserPlus / Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust / Newsflare / Whitcombe HR

Start-Up of the Year: Alvarium Talent / Fifty50 Coaching Ltd / Henley Reward Consulting Limited / Mintago / Newsflare / Olsam Group / Vet-AI

SME of the Year: Apadmi / Belovd Agency / BlueLight Commercial / Converge / Huler / N21 / Plentific / Scientific Management International Limited / The Support Group (UK) Limited

Large Organisation of the Year (Sponsored by Connectr): Cycas Hospitality / McLaren Racing / NEC Group / Pax8 / Tarmac / United Utilities

People Awards

HR Leader of the Year: Anne-Marie Lister, Chief People Officer at Atom bank / Catherine Bristow, Group HR Director at 5 Hertford Street & Oswald's / Dr. Zaheer Ahmad, Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Haleon / Jaimie Stewart, Head of People at Newsflare / Jenny Cook, People Services Director at NRG Riverside / Kate Howdon, Head of HR at eStar Truck & Van / Kristin Tougias, Chief People Officer at GP Bullhound / Lindi Teate, Chief People Officer at Byggfakta Group / Maria Hawley, HR Director at Fisher German / Olukemi Jeboda, Director of People at Langley House Trust

Consultancy Leader of the Year: Belinda Parmar OBE, CEO at The Empathy Business / Jo Taylor, Managing Director at Let's Talk Talent / Lianne Lambert, Managing Director at LighterHR / Nic Boyle & Sarah Montgomery, Directors at Delve

Rising Star of the Year: Andrew Crane, Learning and Development Business Partner at Chelsea FC / Charlotte Ball, Learning and Development Specialist at Schroders / Chelsea Houghton, HR Business Partner at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust / Emily Christmas, HR Manager at Carrington West Limited / Emily Fox, Senior People Business Partner at VIOOH / Georgie Norman, HR Business Partner at Scrutton Bland / Lisa Hardy, HR Officer at Healthy Stuff / Paul Dinsdale, Group Comms and Engagement Lead at Restore PLC / Phil Rimmer, Head of HR at Slater Heelis

Coach of the Year: Aoife O'Brien, Founder at Happier at Work / Victoria Shaw, Director of Talent & Culture at Cycas Hospitality / Vincent O'Donovan, Head of L&D at EG Group

Supplier Awards

Consultancy of the Year: Abstract / Fifty50 Coaching Ltd / Happier at Work / Healthy HR Consultancy Ltd / Henley Reward Consulting Limited / Let's Talk Talent / LighterHR / Team Wheel / TribalHR

Employee Benefits Provider of the Year: Fleet Evolution / Mintago / Olsam Group / Product Madness / Rippl

Recruitment Partner of the Year: Alvarium Talent / OPRA Group Ltd / Secure Healthcare Solutions / Seven Resourcing / Templeton and Partners / The 93% Club

Technology Partner of the Year: Cognizant and Connectr / Currys and AdviserPlus / Evalu-8 / Rippl / SD Worx

Sector Specific Awards

Financial Services Company of the Year: Atom Bank / Dudley Building Society / Metro Bank / Sedulo Group Limited / The Cumberland Building Society / The Melton

Technology Company of the Year: Converge / Form3 / Nova / Pax8 / Plentific / Razor / SD Worx / The Support Group (UK) Limited / VIOOH

Retail Company of the Year: Heron Foods / Tong Garden Centre

Hospitality & Leisure Company of the Year: Away Resorts / Brewhouse & Kitchen / Cycas Hospitality / Mowgli Street Food / Oswald's / Roadchef Ltd / The Dilly

Public/Third Sector Company of the Year: BlueLight Commercial / Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust / The 93% Club

Engineering/Manufacturing Company of the Year: National Grid and Connectr / Owen Mumford / Scientific Management International Limited

British HR Awards 2023 Event

British HR Awards 2023 Sponsors

Winners were revealed at a special celebration event in Central London on Wednesday 22nd March. Register your interest for the British HR Awards 2024 and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

The British HR Awards is powered by New Possible, the employee insight platform that's helping leaders to unlock the competitive advantage of their people and build healthier businesses. Find out more about our mission or book a demo.

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