British HR Awards 2022: Nominations Closed

Published on 21st January 2022

>> Winners have now been revealed. Register your interest for the British HR Awards 2023. <<

New Possible is on a mission to help every leader unlock the competitive advantage of their people. We do this by turning employee feedback into the kind of meaningful insight that can build a more engaged workforce. 

We also want to highlight the successes of organisations that are truly passionate about delivering a world-class people experience. In this article we introduce the British HR Awards, which is our quest to find Britain’s HR all-stars.

Organisations are as diverse as their people and that’s why we want to discover and celebrate firms from across the UK. Whether you’re a young start-up, a not for profit or a global giant – we’d love to hear how your initiatives, however big or small, are helping to create a better working world.

Nate Harwood, Founder of New Possible and British HR Awards judge said: “We know that there are many inspirational British firms and HR teams out there who are working hard to build better people experiences. I’m excited to kick-off this search and look forward to announcing the Finalists and Winners in due course.”

Below you can find out more about the British HR Awards, including key dates, why you should consider getting involved and next steps.

Key Dates

Nominations Open: 10th January 2022

Nominations Close: 20th February 2022

Finalists Announced: 14th March 2022

Winners Announced: 21st April 2022 - Book Now!

Why get involved?

  1. Promote your organisation to a wide audience: Being named a Finalist or indeed a Winner will help to raise the profile of your organisation across customers, partners, and potential employees.
  2. Recognise the work of your people: Highlight the individuals and teams that are helping to power your organisation forward.
  3. Receive great PR: We’ll be profiling our winners and issuing a press release to help promote the winners of the British HR Awards 2022.
  4. Promote the UK as a people leader: By taking part and sharing your success stories you’ll be helping to showcase the UK as a global leader.
  5. No cost: There’s no cost to take part. One of our core principles is to be accessible to every firm and that’s why we’re encouraging entries from a wide range of organisations.

Meet our all-star judging panel

British HR Awards 2022 Judging Panel

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

Categories available

Overall awards (open to organisations and suppliers from any sector)

  • Best Overall People Experience*
  • Employee Wellness Initiative of the Year
  • Innovation of the Year
  • Start-Up of the Year
  • SME of the Year
  • Large Organisation of the Year 

*This award is decided by employee feedback, learn more below.

Industry awards

  • Financial Services Company of the Year
  • Insurance Company of the Year
  • EdTech of the Year
  • Technology Company of the Year
  • Not for Profit of the Year
  • Engineering Company of the Year
  • Retail Company of the Year
  • Hospitality & Leisure Company of the Year
  • Data Company of the Year

Supplier awards

  • Consultancy of the Year
  • Employee Benefits Provider of the Year
  • Recruitment Partner of the Year

People awards

  • Leader of the Year
  • Rising Star of the Year
  • Coach of the Year

Take part in the ‘Best Overall People Experience’ award

The ‘Best Overall People Experience’ award is decided by employee feedback captured using New Possible’s next generation NP360 assessment.

The NP360 assessment is a short survey that gathers a 360 degree view of your people experience across seven themes, including satisfaction, wellbeing, work-life balance, relationships, culture, purpose and engagement. Individual responses are anonymous, and feedback is only shared with you.

Next Steps

Winners were revealed at a special celebration event in Central London. Keep updated by following us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or by signing up for email updates.

Register your interest for the British HR Awards 2023.

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