2024 AWARDS SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

🌟 Celebrating Excellence: Unveiling the PPMA Award Shortlisted Entries 🌟

At the PPMA, we believe in recognising the exceptional work happening every day within your organisations. Despite the increasing demands and challenges in Public Service, the dedication of HR & OD colleagues ensures the success of delivering excellent services.

The PPMA Awards serve as a platform to share and applaud the fantastic achievements that often go unnoticed. We extend our gratitude to all who entered this year; your contributions have made this celebration possible. Our judges had the pleasure of reviewing outstanding entries, and now, we are thrilled to reveal the shortlisted entries for each award category.

Click on each category below for a drop down detailing more information about that category and the shortlisted entries for each.

This award recognises the best creative concept for  a recruitment  campaign which has driven a successful outcome. This can be in print, digital, or events  etc, but should be representative of a whole campaign with  supporting evidence..\

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Buckinghamshire Council

Durham County Council

Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Northumberland County Council

Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) with Stafford Long

Wigan Council

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Sponsored by Cornerstone

This award recognises the importance and impact of an innovative and inclusive approach to  recruitment and selection for candidates and the organisation.  This could relate to a specific recruitment campaign or reflect the overall approach used by the organisation.

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London Borough of Sutton Council

Rochdale Borough Council

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Tile Hill

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Sponsored by The MJ

This award recognises the public sector HR & OD team that has gone above and beyond the day to day work of HR & OD colleagues.  This team will be seen as a role model for excellent practice nationally.

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East of England Local Government Association, Employer Services Team

oneSource (Havering and Newham Council), Contract Specialist Team

Stockport Council, HR & OD Team

Wigan Council HR & OD Team

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Sponsored by Tribepad

This award provides an opportunity for public service organisations to share an OD programme which demonstrates improved services for customers and communities through a continuous cycle of improvement – from strategy, through to implementation, outcomes, evaluation and further change.

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Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Walsall Council

Wigan Council

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Sponsored by Oracle

This award provides an excellent opportunity for public service organisations to shine a light on their achievements and demonstrate how  they have engaged and managed their workforces through major service transformation and delivered unique and improved services for customers and local communities, whilst at the same time providing a richer work experience for employees.

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Bury Council

North West London Pathology

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

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Sponsored by Matrix

Entrants in this award will be able to show evidence of a health, safety and/or wellbeing initiative that has significantly impacted the engagement, commitment, health and wellbeing of the workforce through the adoption of creative and innovative interventions.

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Breckland District Council

Lincolnshire County Council

London Borough Waltham Forest Council

Northumberland County Council

Stevenage Borough Council

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

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Sponsored by Opus People Solutions

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This award recognises the importance of effective and respectful partnerships with trade unions and employee groups across the public sector. It provides an opportunity to demonstrate how such meaningful partnerships can achieve sustained improvements for the workforce, the organisation and the communities we serve.

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East of England Local Government Association, Employer Services Team

London Borough of Islington (with trade union colleagues)

Together for Children, Sunderland and UNISON

Wigan Council (and Trade Union colleagues)

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Sponsored by MHR Global

This award recognises the importance of learning and development and the contribution it  can make to  service delivery as well as enhancing the skills, experience and approach of individuals, teams and the wider workforce.

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Acivico Group

PwC

Rochdale Borough Council

Shropshire Council

Together for Children, Sunderland

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Sponsored by Commercial Services Group

Skills shortages have been identified as a concern by all parts of the public sector as well as at the highest level of government, and the  exit from the EU means that more than ever before, organisations need to identify and develop their talent, enhancing internal mobility and capability.

This award recognises employers who are seeking to address this challenge by implementing a future-fit, evidence based and ethical talent management strategies to address current and future needs of their organisation.

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Breckland District Council

British Transport Police

Essex County Council

London Borough of Sutton

Northumberland County Council

Tendring District Council

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Sponsored by Penna

This award is open to an organisation or a partnership presenting evidence of a diverse and inclusive culture that permeates the workforce and/or the broader local area.

The submission could demonstrate the organisation’s attempts to foster a more diverse and inclusive workplace for all employees, and members, and describe how this is helping to attract and retain talent.

It could include internal initiatives to promote a wide range of careers on the organisation to appeal to different people. The entry could alternatively focus more on the broader local area, highlighting initiatives to foster diversity and help facilitate inclusion across the local community.

It may include how your organisation has worked with other businesses and other organisations to improve opportunity or participation. It could look at engagement.

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Leicester City Council

Local Government Association (LGA)

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Tendring District Council

Together for Children, Sunderland

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Sponsored by GatenbySanderson 

This award is open to two or more public sector or public / private sector bodies working together. As public services seek to provide more seamless, efficient and integrated service and systemic leadership they are increasingly working with other public sector bodies across traditional organisational boundaries. This award is open to partnerships centred around either the joint work of two or more public / private sector or around the joint work of several organisations collaborating together.

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AVC Wise and Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

East of England Local Government Association, South West Councils and the LGA

Matrix & Hackney Works

PeopleScout & National Highways

Rochdale Borough Council/ Northern Care Alliance & HMR People

West Midlands Employers in Partnership with Opus People Solutions

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Sponsored by JGA Group

A significant aspect of any HR/OD team are the operational heroes who impact upon the lives of every employee of their organisations each and everyday These essential services make and break the reputations of any HR/OD service and we want to celebrate the best of the best! There are two awards in this category – one for a team and one for an individual.

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Essex County Council

Swindon Borough Council

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Sponsored by Tile Hill

This is a special award which PPMA have introduced for this year, this esteemed honour is reserved for an exceptional individual whose lifelong dedication has made a profound and enduring impact on the sector. Join us on the evening of April 25th as we reveal and celebrate the recipient of this prestigious award.

Awarded to the best overall winner, the winner of this award will be selected from all of the categories winners and will be announced at the awards evening on 25th April.

Save the Date for the Grand Announcement!

The winners of the Excellence in People Management Awards will be revealed during our spectacular awards evening dinner on Thursday, 25th April 2024, held at the Birmingham Conference and Events Centre (BCEC). As an integral part of our Annual Conference #PPMAHR24, this night promises to be a culmination of excellence and celebration.

The Excellence in People Management awards coincide with our Annual Conference #PPMAHR24 which is taking place from Wednesday 24th April – Friday 26th April 2024 at Birmingham Conference and Events Centre, we have a wide range of ticket options for conference available with the awards dinner and drinks reception included in the ticket price. Attending the conference during the day and then enjoying the Awards in the evening could be an excellent option for you. By attending the conference, you can take advantage of the various sessions and networking opportunities that will broaden your knowledge and expertise. Followed by the Awards in the evening allowing you to balance your professional development, build valuable relationships with like-minded professionals, and celebrate the successes of your colleagues and industry while enjoying the glamorous evening. This approach can maximise your conference experience and leave you feeling fulfilled and inspired.

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Dinner tickets 

Dinner tickets can be booked via the Conference booking system by clicking the button below.

PPMA Members Annual Dinner ticket – £200 + VAT
PPMA Members Awards evening dinner ticket for evening of Thursday 25th April 2024 includes pre ceremony drinks reception, 3 course dinner including wine and entertainment (accommodation not included).

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Non – Members Annual Dinner ticket – £300 + VAT
Non-Members Awards evening dinner ticket for evening of Thursday 25th April 2024 includes pre ceremony drinks reception, 3 course dinner including wine and entertainment (accommodation not included).

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Tables

Book a full table of 10 for the upcoming dinner at £3,500 + VAT. This exclusive option allows you to:

  • Reserve the entire table: Ensure you and your guests sit together and enjoy the evening as a group.

For inquiries or to book a full table: Please contact [email protected]

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Amidst the excitement and festivities at the PPMA Conference 2024, we’re proud to announce a meaningful initiative that invites you to be a part of something bigger.

Charity Raffle for SHiFT:

This year, our incoming president has chosen SHiFT as the beneficiary of our charity raffle. SHiFT is on a mission to break the destructive cycle for children and young people caught up in, or at risk of, crime. By transforming both policy and practice, they aim to redefine how young people in these circumstances are seen and supported.

How You Can Contribute:

Place your donation (£10min) in the envelopes provided on your tables and fill in your details for a chance to win fantastic prizes generously donated by our sponsors.

About SHiFT:

SHiFT utilises the Breaking Cycles approach, pioneered by Co-Founder Sophie Humphreys OBE, to scale high-impact Practices across the UK. These Practices are dynamic, evidence-based methods dedicated to enabling change.

Focused on the children and young people who keep professionals awake at night—those caught up in or at risk of cycles of crime—SHiFT Practices are designed to make a real impact. Unconstrained by age, geography, or professional boundaries, SHiFT starts with an unwavering belief in all young people. Our commitment involves intense, long-term support aimed at guiding them toward a path of success, ensuring that their situations improve significantly www.shiftuk.org

By participating in the charity raffle, you not only stand a chance to win exciting prizes but also contribute to a cause that makes a real difference in the lives of young people.

AWARDS KEY DATES

THIS YEARS AWARDS DINNER THEME ANNOUNCED!!!

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step right up to the most magical night of the year! We are thrilled to announce that this year’s awards dinner will be themed as “A Night at the Circus”!

Join us under the big top for an evening filled with wonder, excitement, and the spirit of the circus. This enchanting event will transport you to a world of thrilling acts, dazzling performances, and extraordinary entertainment. Get ready to be amazed, as we celebrate the outstanding achievements and talents of our esteemed award winners in a truly spectacular fashion.

Secure your tickets to this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

You can view the highlight video from last years sell our event below

2023 AWARDS EVENING

See details of last years winners and finalists below