We have had a fantastic month announcing winners online each day in the lead up to our first ever Virtual Conference #PPMAH20, it has been so uplifting to celebrate each category winner in such a unique way. And on Wednesday 16th September we had our live announcement of our final categories at our exceptional Awards session which closed our 2 day Virtual Conference, ending an inspiring couple of days on a celebratory high.

Below you can find the full list of winners including their videos, highly commended and the full shortlist of entrants…thank you all for taking the time to enter, the programme was hugely competitive this year and the quality of entries has been incredibly high.  We are so proud of everyone who entered or were nominated, it is very heartening to know that we have such incredible HR & OD professionals across the sector.

Best Social Media Recruitment Campaign – Sponsored by TribePad

  • WINNER: British Transport Police
  • DSTL and Penna

Best Creative Concept Recruitment Campaign – Sponsored by Medigold Health 

  • WINNER: National Crime Agency with TMP Worldwide UK
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Government of Jersey with TMP Worldwide UK
  • Bracknell Forest Council
  • Northumberland County Council

Best Front-Line Recruitment Campaign – Sponsored by Matrix-SCM 

  • WINNER: London Borough of Barking & Dagenham
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Government of Jersey with TMP Worldwide UK
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Somerset County Council

Best Apprenticeship Programme – Sponsored by LGA

  • WINNER: Doncaster Council
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: HM Land Registry
  • Sandwell Council
  • Somerset County Council
  • Southwark Council
  • Tendring District Council

Best Inclusion and Diversity Programme / Initiative – Sponsored by Crown Commercial Services 

  • WINNER: Leeds City Council
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Diversity Solutions via Penna
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Financial Ombudsman Service
  • Bank of England via Penna

Best Health and Wellbeing Initiative (including Safety) – Sponsored by Hampton’s Resourcing

  • WINNER: Sandwell Council
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Leicestershire County Council
  • Derry City and Strabane District Council
  • Tendring District Council
  • The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA)
  • Thurrock Council

Best Change Management / Organisation Development Initiative – Sponsored by Iken

  • WINNER: London Borough of Barking & Dagenham
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Salford City Council
  • Government of Jersey via Penna
  • HM Land Registry
  • London Borough of Hounslow
  • Wigan Council

Best Learning and Development Initiative – Sponsored by Clear Review 

  • WINNER: Salford City Council & Barclays
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Cornwall Council
  • Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council
  • Doncaster Council
  • Intellectual Property Office
  • Kent County Council
  • London Borough of Barking & Dagenham

Best Supplier Partnership – Sponsored by Veredus

  • WINNER: Bedford Borough Council in partnership with Guidant Global
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Lincolnshire County Council HR Services Team & Assurance Lincolnshire
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Powys Teaching Health Board and Powys County Council

Best Employer and TU Partnership – Sponsored by McLean Partnership 

  • WINNER: Tendring District Council
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Powys Teaching Health Board
  • Manchester City Council
  • Northumberland County Council
  • South Norfolk / Broadland Council

Public Sector Team of the Year – Sponsored by Oracle 

  • WINNER: Intellectual Property Office
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Northumberland County Council
  • Buckinghamshire Councils HR & OD Unitary
  • Department of Work & Pensions
  • Financial Ombudsman Service
  • Leicestershire County Council

Public Sector HRD of the Year – Sponsored by The MJ

  • WINNER: Samantha Betts, Assistant Director Human Resources & Organisational Development at Salford City Council
  • Gail Clark, Head of Workforce Change at London Borough of Barking & Dagenham
  • Jackie Hinchliffe, Director of HT, OD & Transformation at Thurrock Council

President’s Award for Special Contribution – Sponsored by The Real World Group  

WINNER: Amanda Harcus, Director of HR & Workforce Development at London Borough of Tower Hamlets 

PPMA’s Gold Award our Winner of Winners! 

GOLD WINNER: Doncaster Council 

SILVER WINNER: London Borough of Barking & Dagenham

BRONZE WINNER: British Transport Police 


We hope to see you all at our Annual Conference in April 2021 #PPMAHR21