4th December 2023

British HR Awards 2024: Nominations Closed

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>> Finalists have now been announced and Winners will be revealed April 16th. Reserve your place. <<

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 celebrate the organisations that are truly passionate about delivering a world-class people experience, and following a mammoth British HR Awards 2023 campaign, we’re delighted to announce that our quest to find Britain’s HR all-stars is back!

Firms previously taking part include start-up pioneers, tech unicorns, global titans, not for profits and everything in between. However big or small, we’d love to hear how your initiatives are helping to create a better working world.

Nate Harwood, Founder of New Possible said: “Our 2023 campaign showcased the talented, committed, and passionate teams and individuals that are having a positive impact on the working lives of so many people across the UK and beyond. We’re excited to kick-off this latest search for the UK’s HR all-stars 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 how to get started.

Key Dates

Nominations Open: 4th December 2023

Nominations Close: 2nd February 2024

Finalists Announced: 26th February 2024

Winners Announced: 16th April 2024

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 2024.
  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

  • Louise Benford, Chief People Officer, The AA
  • Sharon Benson, HR Director, LloydsPharmacy Clinical Homecare
  • Kath Ennis, Chief People Officer, WPP Specialist Communications
  • Mary Foulkes OBE FCIPD, Director of Equity, Inclusion and Culture, Shelter
  • Maria Hawley, Director of People, Fisher German
  • Dr Tracey Leghorn, Chief Business Services Officer, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK
  • Vilma Nikolaidou, Director of People and Culture, British Film Institute (BFI)
  • Melanie Punch, COO - People and Organisation, Investec
  • Janet Roberts, Chief People & Culture Officer, Cycas Hospitality
  • Perry Timms, Chief Energy Officer, People and Transformational HR
  • Helen Tindle, HR Director, Iceland Foods
  • Lucy Tobin, People Director (Europe), Frontier Economics
  • Nate Harwood, Founder, New Possible

British HR Awards Logo

Categories available

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

  • Best Overall People Experience (>100 people)*
  • Best Overall People Experience (<100 people)*
  • Employee Wellness Initiative of the Year
  • Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year (sponsored by LevelUP Talent Solutions)
  • L&D Initiative of the Year
  • Culture Initiative of the Year
  • Data Initiative of the Year
  • Innovation of the Year
  • Start-Up of the Year
  • SME of the Year
  • Large Organisation of the Year (sponsored by Virgin Incentives)

*Decided by employee feedback, learn more below.

Sector Specific Awards

  • Financial Services Company of the Year
  • Technology Company of the Year
  • EdTech of the Year
  • Retail Company of the Year
  • Hospitality & Leisure Company of the Year
  • Not for Profit of the Year
  • Public Sector Organisation of the Year
  • Engineering Company of the Year
  • Manufacturing Company of the Year
  • Construction Company of the Year

Supplier awards

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

People awards

  • Leader of the Year
  • Rising Star of the Year
  • Coach of the Year
  • People Team of the Year (<100 people)
  • People Team of the Year (>100 people)

Take part in the ‘Best Overall People Experience’ award

The ‘Best Overall People Experience’ categories are decided by employee feedback captured using New Possible’s next generation NP360 assessment. To receive a personalised feedback link, email us at hello@newpossible.io or register your interest via the entry form. Feedback can be collected until February 21st.

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

After Winners have been announced, New Possible will provide you with a copy of responses and a free summary report.

Getting started

Finalists have now been announced and Winners will be revealed April 16th. Click here to reserve your place.

To discuss our awards further, email hello@newpossible.io, or call us on 0161 706 0618.

Good luck to all nominees in this year’s British HR Awards!

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