Celebrating your achievements

The annual HPMA Excellence in People Awards recognises and celebrates the work of HR, OD and workforce professionals across the UK. Never has it been so important to recognise and celebrate your achievements, showcasing our profession as the cornerstone of the supportive and empowering cultures we will need as we move from the management of the pandemic to the recovery of our people and our services.

The Shortlist

Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry in this very challenging year. Take a look at the shortlist here.


  1. Capsticks award for innovation
  2. Social Partnership Forum award for partnership working between employers and trade unions
  3. Browne Jacobson award for excellence in employee engagement
  4. Academi Wales award for excellence in organisational development
  5. Locum’s Nest award for HR analytics
  6. Bevan Brittan award for wellbeing
  7. Mills & Reeve award for leading in equality, diversity and inclusion
  8. Hill Dickinson award for education, learning and development initiative
  9. HST talent acquisition strategy of the year award
  10. University of Bradford award for cross-sector working
  11. Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) award for working smarter
  12. Hempsons rising star award
  13. Deputy director of the year category sponsored by NHS England and NHS Improvement
  14. Director of the year category sponsored by NHS England and NHS Improvement
  15. Team of the year category sponsored by NHS England and NHS Improvement
  16. President’s award for outstanding lifetime achievement sponsored by DACBeachcroft

Thank you to our sponsors and supporters

We are delighted to have the support of so many organisations, our sincere thanks to NHS England and NHS Improvement, Health Education and Improvement Wales, Social Partnership Forum, Academi Wales, Locum’s Nest, Capsticks, Mills&Reeve, DAC Beachcroft, HealthSectorTalent, University of Bradford, Hill Dickinson, Bevan Brittan, and Browne Jacobson.

You can find out about our sponsors here.

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