Celebrating 40 years, Excellence in People Management Awards and Rising Star 2015 … all at the PPMA Annual Seminar 2015!

Hello PPMA members and friends

It’s now only 5 weeks to our 2015 Annual Seminar in Bristol and the excitement levels are mounting. As well as the fantastic speakers, excellent sessions and great networking opportunities, we also have our highly anticipated awards evening and we look forward to welcoming you to the awards ceremony, on Thursday 16th April at the Bristol Thistle Grand Hotel.

Following a record number of entries, I am delighted to bring you the finalists for the PPMA Excellence in People Management Awards.

Private Sector Partner /Supplier of the Year – sponsored by The MJ

Birmingham City Council and Jobsgopublic
Havering Council with Jobsgopublic
Kent County Council
London Borough of Haringey in Partnership with Penna
TMP & Metropolitan Police (Sergeant to Inspector)
WDAD Communications and North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

Recruitment Campaign of the Year – sponsored by The Planner

Coventry City Council
Hertfordshire County Council
Land Registry with Jobsgopublic
Metropolitan Police / Penna Diversity Campaign
TMP with Leicestershire County Council
Wiltshire Council

Social Media Recruitment Campaign of the Year – sponsored by Changeboard

Birmingham City Council with TMP
Coventry City Council with TMP
Kent County Council with TMP
Penna with DSTL

Senior Leadership Campaign of the Year – sponsored by The Guardian

Birmingham City Council with TMP
Penna with The Metropolitan Police Service
TMP with Bedfordshire Police
TMP with University of Manchester

Change & Transformation – sponsored by Green Park

Lincolnshire County Council
London Borough of Croydon
oneSource supporting public services London Boroughs of Havering & Newham
South Gloucestershire Council
Warwickshire County Council (W4W)

Talent Management – sponsored by Jobsgopublic

Kent County Council
NHS Property Services Ltd
oneSource supporting public services London Boroughs of Havering & Newham
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Warwickshire County Council

Youth Talent – sponsored by Broadbean

Land Registry
oneSource Newham Apprentice Project
Trafford Council
Warwickshire County Council

Health & Wellbeing – sponsored by LGC

Cornwall Council
Hertfordshire County Council
oneSource supporting public services London Boroughs of Havering & Newham
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Employee Recruitment & Retention – sponsored by Guidant

Cornwall Council
Hertfordshire County Council
oneSource supporting public services London Boroughs of Havering & Newham
Wiltshire Council

Employee Benefits & Reward – sponsored by Havas People

Birmingham City Council
Lincolnshire County Council
Wiltshire Council

Creating Positive Employee Relations – sponsored by Community Care

Trafford Council
Vale of Glamorgan Council
Warwickshire County Council
Wiltshire Council

Tickets for the grand awards evening are affordably priced at just £80 for members and £120 for non members.
To book your table at the awards please click here and email your completed booking form to Kim McInery at [email protected]

And if you’re a twitter user, please use #ppmahr15 to tweet about your success, we look forward to celebrating your achievements at the PPMA Seminar in April.


As well as the PPMA Awards, we will also be announcing the winner of our HR Rising Star 2015 competition at the event. This is the third year of the competition and we have had some amazingly talented people take part and Ellie Goddard from East Sussex County Council and Adam Feather  from Wiltshire Council our 2013 and 2014 winners, have both proved to be very worthy champions.

Following an intensive two days at Warwick Business School last week, in partnership with Manpower and supported by The LGA and Virgin Holidays, we’re delighted to announce our 2015 Rising Star finalists!

They are:

Sam Reilly                Buckinghamshire County Council
Dawn Tomlyn            East Sussex County Council
Imogeen Denton       Nottingham City Council

The winner will be crowned at the awards dinner on 16th April and we look forward to seeing all our Rising Stars at the seminar.

We would like to thank Leatham Green from East Sussex County Council, who confidently and energetically leads these sessions and Angela Probert from Nottingham City Council for her mentoring, coaching and support.

You can find out more about Rising Stars here or check out #ppmastar on twitter


There are still places available at the Seminar, where you can join colleagues from across the UK to hear from key speakers like Peter Cheese CEX at CIPD, Mark Rogers, CEX at Birmingham City Council, Paul Taylor, Director at NHS Employers, Dave Coplin, Chief Innovator at Microsoft and much more.

You can see the full seminar programme with key sponsors and speakers here.

Come and join us to celebrate 40 years of PPMA success and together we can work towards modern people management, that is sustainable into the future.

The Full 2 Day VIP seminar pass is reasonably priced at £430 + VAT (PPMA Member), £540 + VAT (Non PPMA Member)

We look forward to seeing you there and Ruby Ruby Ruby celebrating in your success.

Barry Pirie

Vice President PPMA

By | 2017-07-30T12:23:15+01:00 March 9th, 2015|Categories: Barry Pirie, HR Rising Star 2015, PPMA Annual Seminar 2015, PPMA Vice-President|3 Comments


  1. Raffaela Goodby 10th March 2015 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    congratulations to all the finalists and good luck for the 16th!

  2. […] For the full shortlist, head over to the PPMA website. […]

  3. Simon Bracewell 12th March 2015 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    Delighted to be sponsoring the Employee Benefits and Rewards category… Good luck to all the nominees, see you in Bristol

    Check out our brand new Reward and Recognition products at http://www.havaspeople.com/manythanks

    Everyone needs a thank you sometimes

    Simon Bracewell
    Education & Public Sector Director
    Havas People

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