PPMA Excellence in People Management Awards 2018

PPMA Excellence in People Management Awards 2018 2018-03-02T17:22:35+00:00

PPMA were delighted to announce the shortlist for our Annual Excellence in People Management 2018 Awards at an event hosted by the Guardian in their Offices in London. As with previous years, our awards programme is an important opportunity for us to celebrate the best about our work and say thank you and well done to our colleagues who continue to operate in increasingly challenging circumstances.

Karen, our Vice President commented on how inspiring and energising it was to see shortlisted entrants coming from Local and Central Government, Blue Light and Health organisations. We are so proud of that.  Our members will learn so much from all these shortlisted organisations – sharing best practice is the quickest – and most cost-effective way – for our organisations to learn.

We hope you are as inspired and energised by the shortlisted entries as we are.  Full details can be found below.  You will see some very excited colleagues on our shortlisting highlights video – so enjoy watching it!


Sustainable Transformation – Sponsored by Jobsgopublic

  • HM Land Registry via TMP Worldwide
  • Somerset Country Council

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

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

Most Effective Partnership – Sponsored by Penna

  • 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

  • North Yorkshire County Council Schools HR Advisory Team
  • OneSource (working on behalf of Havering & Newham Councils
  • Thurrock Council

Best Senior Leadership Campaign of the Year – Sponsored by MJ

  • 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

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

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

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

The role of HR in innovation – Sponsored by Osborne Thomas

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

Best Value for Money Recruitment Campaign – Sponsored by Guidant

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

Best Creative Concept – Sponsored by The Guardian

  • GCHQ via Penna
  • North Yorkshire County Council
  • Surrey Police with TMP Worldwide

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

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

Peer of the Year – Sponsored by PPMA & Penna

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

We are immensely proud of all of the contribution made by HR and OD professionals across all Public Services and really looking forward to seeing all of our shortlisted entrants at our Annual Gala Dinner on Thursday April 19th at Hilton Gateshead, when the winners will be announced. Please don’t forget to book your dinner places!

Our Awards Process & Timetable

The awards are our annual opportunity to celebrate and share the fantastic work going on every day in our organisations. We make no apologies for celebrating your success.

Working in Public Service is increasingly demanding and challenging but profoundly rewarding.

The key dates this year are as follows:

– Friday 27th October 2017: Awards Launched

– Friday 5th January 2018: Closing date for entries

– Wednesday 31st January 2018: Judging Event hosted by The Guardian

– Wednesday 21st February 2018: Shortlisting Event hosted by The Guardian

Click here for a downloadable awards pack outlining the awards categories, timetable & process, our terms and conditions and your booking form.

Click here to download an entry form in Word Format.

Click here to download the judging criteria for all the awards.

Click here for a downloadable pack outlining our judges biographies

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