CIPD People Management Awards, sponsored by RM, a great success

Resource Management (RM) is proud to have been the headline sponsor at the CIPD People Management Awards, the premier event for the HR profession celebrating everything that HR and L&D has to offer. The Awards were held in London on Tuesday 29th September at the prestigious Grosvenor House, with witty commentary provided by the evening’s host, Sandi Toksvig.

CEO of Resource Management Mike Beesley commented: “The UK has one of the most diverse and interesting people industries in the world and this was excellently demonstrated by the talent and quality across all categories at the PMAs this year. Having a front row seat on both the judging process and in the final run up was an exciting and insightful process; we offer our full congratulations to those who left Grosvenor House with an award.”

With nineteen awards varying from best initiative to professional of the year, the night saw worthy winners from a wide range of sectorsincluding; Bord Gais Energy for HR/L&D team of the year (organisation of 250+ employees), Virgin Money claiming the best recruitment and talent management initiative award, Ovo Energy winning best reward and benefits initiative and Islamic Relief Worldwide who were awarded the title of the HR/L&D team of the year in the third sector/social enterprise category award.

In addition to acting as the official headline sponsors, Resource Management also sponsored the best change management initiative award. This was awarded to Bourne Leisure for a clear purpose of putting customers back at the heart of what they do through a range of initiatives focused on enhancing people capability. Chris Buckingham, Head of RPO and Implementation at RM, presented the award.

At the end of the evening, Mike Beesley presented the grand prix award which recognised the most outstanding category winner. This was awarded to best employee engagement initiative winners RHP, for improvements to employee engagement whilst simultaneously revamping their customer culture approach. Their achievement of a 97% customer satisfaction score for 2014-15, up from 88 per cent in 2010, perfectly demonstrates the extent of their success.

Congratulations to all winners, commended and finalists at the CIPD PMAs15!

The full list of all award winners can be found below:

Specialist categories:-

Best change management initiative – Bourne Leisure

Best diversity and inclusion initiative – Northern Rail

Best employee engagement initiative – RHP

Best employee relations initiative – Vaultex

Best health and wellbeing initiative – NATS

Best HR/L&D consultancy – Achieve Breakthrough

Best HR/L&D supplier – MSB Consultancy

Best learning and development initiative – ABB

Best recruitment and talent management initiative – Virgin Money

Best reward and benefits initiative – Ovo Energy

Best use of technology – Pizza Hut Restaurants

Best youth employment initiative – Chelmsford City Council

People categories:-

HR/L&D professional of the year – Sarah Richard, Jaguar Land Rover

Michael Kelly Outstanding Student Award (advanced level) – Alexander Taylor, Harrison Catering Services

Michael Kelly Outstanding Student Award (intermediate and foundation level) – Alice Rees, Warwickshire County Council

Team categories:-

HR/L&D team of the year (organisation of 250+ employees) – Bord Gais Energy

HR/L&D team of the year (public sector) – Department for Work and Pensions

HR/L&D team of the year (third sector/social enterprise) – Islamic Relief Worldwide



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