PPMA is delighted to announce the shortlists for the Annual PPMA Excellence in People Management Awards 2017. We had a great event in London yesterday to announce the shortlisting which was attended by judges, PPMA Board members, sponsors and award entrants. As ever, we want to thank all of our judges and sponsors for making these awards possible.

The energy in the room was really great and it was inspiring to see the reaction of people in the room who had been shortlisted. Below is a short video of the day – we hope you will get a sense of how positive the event was!

Here are the details of the shortlists. You also have the opportunity to review a short video of the reporting work that The Guardian has done over the last year and that is worth a look.

The only things left to do are to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who entered. We had some fantastic entries this year and the standard was incredibly high. CONGRATULATIONS to all of our shortlisted entrants – we wish all of you the very best of luck for the final ceremony.

Please remember to book your conference places so you don’t miss out on the Gala Dinner and the final ceremony. Booking details arenhere.

See you in Bristol soon – get your glad rags ready!

Caroline Nugent

PPMA President Elect 2017/18

Awards Finalists

Commercialisation and HR – Sponsored by Acivico

  • oneSource
  • Sandwell Council
  • North Yorkshire County Council

The Role of HR in Innovation – Sponsored by Osborne Thomas

  • London Councils
  • oneSource
  • Association of Greater Manchester Councils
  • Plymouth City Council
  • Wiltshire Council

Transforming the Working Environment – Sponsored by Trinity Mirror

  • Cornwall Council
  • Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
  • Worcestershire County Council
  • Wiltshire Council

Improving workplace productivity through better work life balance – Sponsored by Neyber

  • Vale of Glamorgan Council
  • Cornwall Council
  • oneSource

Sustainable Transformation – Sponsored by jobsgopublic

  • Wiltshire Council
  • London Councils
  • Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

Most Effective Partnership – Sponsored by Penna

  • Thurrock Council
  • London Councils for data
  • London Councils for social workers
  • Jobsgopublic & LGA
  • Association of Greater Manchester Authorities & Havas People
  • Bradford MDC & Collingwood Learning Solutions Ltd

Best value for money recruitment campaign – Sponsored by Guidant Group

  • The Guardian & London Borough of Hackney
  • North Yorkshire County Council
  • Jobsgopublic & Cambridgeshire County Council

Social Media recruitment campaign of the year – Sponsored by Metro & Evening Standard

  • The Guardian & Frontline
  • oneSource & Jobsgopublic
  • Medway Council & Jobsgopublic
  • North Yorkshire County Council

Senior Leadership campaign of the year – Sponsored by The Guardian

  • North Yorkshire County Council
  • Cornwall County Council
  • TMP for Crossrail

Best Frontline recruitment campaign advert – Sponsored by Community Care Jobs

  • oneSource
  • Jobsgopublic & Bath and North East Somerset Council
  • The Guardian & Frontline
  • TMP for Frontline
  • TMP for NHS Leadership Academy

President’s Award for Special Contribution – Sponsored by LGA

  • Joanna Ruffle – Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
  • Wendy Dobbin – Thurrock Council
  • Sarah Messenger – LGA

Public Sector HRD of the Year – Sponsored by Matrix-scm

  • Elaine Chandler – Worcestershire County Council
  • Dawn Aunger – Plymouth City Council
  • Sue Dunkley – Bradford Metropolitan District Council

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