The finals of the PPMA Excellence in People Management 2018 were held at the prestigious Gala Dinner at the PPMA Conference in Newcastle Gateshead on the 19th April 2018. The theme was a Maquerade Ball attended by over 300 people, who were there to see the winners take the stage to receive their awards. Hosted by the Guardian’s Alistar Williams the proceedings were in very safe hands.

There were 14 categories and below is a short video from the event which captures some of the highlights from the evening  including interviews from some of the winners – we hope that you enjoy watching it!

Also below is the full list of winners, highly commended and the full shortlist of entrants…thank you all for taking the time to enter.


Sustainable Transformation – Sponsored by Jobsgopublic

  • WINNER: HM Land Registry via TMP Worldwide                                                                                                                         
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Somerset County Council         

Transforming the Working Environment – Sponsored by CMI, Chartered Institute of Management

  • WINNER: London Borough Barking and Dagenham           
  • Leeds City Council
  • Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospital NHS Trust

Most Effective Partnership – Sponsored by Penna

  • WINNER: Bristol City Council & Guidant Group   
  • Thurrock Council with Matrix SCM
  • Hampshire shared service partnership via Hampshire County Council
  • Bradford MDC with Adviser plus Business Solutions Ltd via City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
  • Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospital NHS Trust

Best Frontline Recruitment Campaign – Sponsored by LGA

  • Metropolitan Police Service via Penna
  • Kent County Council via TMP Worldwide
  • South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust via WDAD Communications
  • UK Export Finance via Jobsgopublic

Commercialisation and HR – Sponsored by Midland HR

  • WINNER: North Yorkshire CC Schools HR Advisory Team
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: OneSource (working on behalf of Havering & Newham Councils
  • Thurrock Council

Best Senior Leadership Campaign of the Year – Sponsored by MJ

  • WINNER: North Yorkshire County Council 
  • Haringey Council – Via Penna
  • Office of Northampton Police and Crime Commissioner via Jobsgopublic
  • Swindon Borough Council

Best Social Media Recruitment Campaign of the Year – Sponsored by Metro News

  • WINNER: DSTL via Penna
  • North Yorkshire County Council
  • Kent County Council & TMP Worldwide

Improving Workplace Productivity through better work life balance – Sponsored by Neyber

  • WINNER: Cumbria County Council
  • Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospital NHS Trust
  • Thurrock Council

The role of HR in innovation – Sponsored by Osborne Thomas

  • WINNER: The Metropolitan Police via Penna                                                                   
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Leeds City Council       
  • OneSource(Working on behalf of Havering and Newham Council)
  • London Councils

Best Value for Money Recruitment Campaign – Sponsored by Guidant

  • WINNER: Bucks Fire and Rescue via Jobsgopublic                                                            
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: London Borough of Waltham Forest   
  • Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospital NHS Trust via TMP Worldwide
  • North Yorkshire County Council
  • Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police via WDAD Communications

Best Creative Concept – Sponsored by The Guardian

  • WINNER: GCHQ via Penna                                                                                                     
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: North Yorkshire County Council       
  • Surrey Police with TMP Worldwide

Public Sector HRD of the Year 2018 – Sponsored by Matrix -SCM

  • WINNER: Caroline Anderson – HM Land Registry   
  • Jill Parker – Doncaster Council

Peer of the Year – Sponsored by PPMA & Penna

  • WINNER: Fiona McAidoo – London Borough of Camden                                
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Caroline Bloch – London Borough of Newham                         
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Haroon Rashid – North Yorkshire County Council  

President’s Award for Special Contribution – Sponsored by Public Sector Show

  • WINNER: Stuart Elrick    

Congratulations to all of our winners and shortlisted entrants! We are immensely proud of all of the fantastic contribution made by HR and OD professionals across all of the public services. We look forward to seeing you all again next year!

2019 Awards!

The awards are over for another year and we had some amazing entries and brilliant winners!. Keep checking back here for the launch of next years awards.

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