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Finalists Prepare for Region’s Premier HR&D Awards

Finalists Prepare for Region’s Premier HR&D Awards

With just a week to go, the shortlisted finalists for this year’s CIPD North East of England HR&D Awards are getting ready to celebrate.

The annual awards, delivered in partnership with The Journal, showcase and applaud the excellent HR&D practices in the region – celebrating the hard-working HR&D teams and individuals that have helped businesses through the recent challenging and testing times.

Our finalists are waiting to find out which of them will take home the win – at a glittering ceremony on Thursday, June 30 at The Fed, Gateshead.

Every year, we receive a slew of worthy nominations bearing impressive achievements – and this year is no different. All of our finalists have distinguished themselves – through innovation, inclusivity, leadership and more. Below is the full shortlist, so you can read up on who’s in the running ahead of the big day.

The co-chairs of CIPD North East, Elouise Leonard-Cross and Sarah Carnegie, said: “This year we were delighted to receive so many submissions across all categories. The judging panels for each category had some challenging decisions to get to the finalists list.

“We hugely appreciate both the generosity of our award sponsors, who were also judges for their sponsored category, along with our expert judges who are senior practitioners bringing a rich and diverse experience to the process.

“Our region has so many successful businesses, who also lead the way in great people practices – the awards shine a light on these and also importantly offer a platform to share the wonderful work that takes place.

“June 30 promises to be a fantastic event and we can’t wait to welcome guests for a unique and fun celebratory experience and an evening of pride for our region and profession.

“We know that the last two years have been incredibly difficult for many of our members and regional businesses, particularly impacting mental health. For that reason our chosen charities for the night are Newcastle United Foundation and Foundation of Light – both of which have been undertaking significant outreach and community work to support good mental health through the ‘Be a Game Changer’ and ‘Game of two halves’ programmes along with engaging young people in sport and physical activity.”

To book tickets please click the link on the awards homepage – cipdneawards.co.uk


Excellence in Resourcing and Reward – sponsored by Sullivan Brown Resourcing Partners

  • iamproperty
  • Northumbrian Water Group
  • Opencast Software

Excellence in Organisational and People Development – sponsored by People Spark Solutions and Lynn Bennett Resourcing

  • Bazaar Group
  • EMG Solicitors
  • Hays Travel

Excellence & Positive Impact – sponsored by Jackson Hogg

  • Bernicia
  • Evolved Search
  • Newcastle Building Society
  • Northumbrian Water Group

Excellence in SME People Practice – sponsored by Northumberland County Council

  • Evolved Search
  • Iamproperty
  • Opencast Software

Excellence in Leadership – sponsored by Newcastle University Business School

  • Durham County Council
  • EMG Solicitors
  • Northumbrian Water Group

Excellence in Supporting Armed Forces Talent – sponsored by Defence Relationship Management

  • heliguy™
  • MediPro Ltd
  • Shifting Our MINDS CIC
  • Zero78 Training Ltd

Excellence in People Innovation through Technology – sponsored by North of Tyne Combined Authority

  • iamproperty
  • Northumbrian Water Group

Excellence in Health & Wellness – sponsored by PAM Group

  • Evolved Search
  • Mental Health Concern / Insight IAPT
  • Pearson Engineering

Excellence in Inclusivity and Diversity – sponsored by Opencast Software

  • Newcastle University
  • Northumberland County Council
  • Northumbrian Water Group

HR&D Team of the Year – sponsored by Womble Bond Dickinson

  • Hays Travel
  • Opencast Software
  • Wave

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