Santander, Adidas, Pizza Hut, HSBC Recognised for Distinctive HR Strategies

LONDON, November 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

The HR Distinction Awards judging panel took a week out earlier this month to review 12 categories scoring hundreds of entries on talent management, leadership, employee engagement, change management and more.

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They have shortened the list down to just a few of the most distinctive contestants per category creating the 2016 HR Distinctions Awards Shortlist including entries by companies such as Santander, Adidas, Pizza Hut and HSBC. Jake Humphrey, an experienced and knowledgeable television and radio broadcaster will host the evening.

The HR Distinction Awards celebrates HR amongst some of the best initiatives within the industry. Over 400 of the best and brightest are expected at the Awards Ceremony (3rd February, 2016, the ICC, Birmingham), where the winners will be announced.

1. Distinction in Talent Management 

- AB Sugar
- Dorchester Collection
- JT Global
- Rexam PLC
- Santander UK

2. Distinction in Employee Engagement 

- Adidas
- Allied Irish Bank (AIB)
- Hays PLC
- HomeServe
- Pizza Hut Restaurants
- Skipton Building Society

Not-for profit:

- Cancer Research UK
- Family Action
- Housing Plus

3. Distinction in Change Management 

- Mereway Kitchens Limited
- Nottingham City Council
- Pizza Hut Restaurants
- United Utilities

4. Distinction in People Development 

- Aspen Healthcare
- Manchester City Council
- Sony Music Entertainment
- Three

5. Distinction in Innovative Use of Technology 

- British Gas
- Dubai Police
- Mitie Facilities Management
- NCR Corporation
- Newbury Building Society

6. Distinction in Occupational Health and Wellbeing: 

- British Gas
- Caring Homes
- The University of Sheffield

7. Distinction in Business-Led Youth Training Schemes 

- Merlin Entertainment with the Prince's Trust
- Starbucks
- Thomas Cook
- United Utilities
- XPO Logistics

8. Distinction in Innovative Use of Digital or Social Media 

- Ferrovial
- Stonegate Pub Company
- Tata Consultancy Services
- Twofour Group

9. HR Rising Star of the Year  

- Georgina Stephens, Red Dog Restaurants
- Jon Perkins, Stonegate Pub Company
- Kevin Finke, NCR Corporation Inc.
- Louise Johansen, CIBT
- Nicole Digby, XPO Logistics

10. HR Team of the Year 

- Biffa
- British Gas
- Great Ormond Street Hospital
- Redefine BDL Hotels
- Warburtons

11. HR Director of the Year  

- Ali Mohammed, Great Ormond Street Hospital
- Andrew Dodman, The University of Sheffield
- Jane Pateman, Biffa
- Nupur Mallick, Tata Consultancy Services
- Tom Nicholls, L&Q

12. People-Focused CEO of the Year  

- David Holmes, Family Action
- Jeremy Hudson, Hain Daniels Group
- Liam Condon, Bayer CropScience AG
- Michael Jenkins, Roffey Park Institute
- Phil Keoghan, Ricoh UK

The HR Distinction Awards Ceremony takes place on the first night of the HR Directors Business Summit, 3rd of February in ICC, where the HR community will come together to network, benchmark and progress together. Further details can be found here:

For more information about the HR Distinction Awards (3th of February, ICC, Birmingham, UK) visit:

To find out more about the HR Directors Business Summit (2th - 4th of February 2016, ICC, Birmingham, UK) and to reserve a delegate or sponsor place, visit:

Contact details: 
Beata Majcher 
Senior Campaign Manager 
Direct: +44-(0)20-7202-7574 



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