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Wales HR Awards 2020 Finalists

The Wales HR Awards recognises and celebrates excellence across the HR profession in Wales.

HR Team of the Year (public sector)

This award recognises the HR team that has demonstrated excellence within their department and across the wider organisation. The judges are looking for examples of how the HR function is shaping the people agenda alongside the business strategy to generate positive results and deliver benefits to the bottom line.

Gower College Swansea
Hafod
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HR Team of the Year (private sector)

This award recognises the HR team that has demonstrated excellence within their department and across the wider organisation. The judges are looking for examples of how the HR function is shaping the people agenda alongside the business strategy to generate positive results and deliver benefits to the bottom line.

First Source Solutions
Willmott Dixon Construction Ltd
Welsh Rugby Union
SA Brain and Company Ltd
Principality
Burnspet
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Inspiring Great Leadership

This award, new for 2020, aims to recognise organisations that are dedicated to improving and sustaining their workforce and their business environment. The judges will be looking for organisations who have leadership at the heart of their business and an employee engagement strategy which inspires, excites and values the workforce.

Talis UK Ltd
Gower College Swansea
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HR Consultancy of the Year

This category recognises the achievements of HR consultancies across Wales. Entries should come from consultancies who can show a measurable positive impact for clients and will be judged on specific projects. Entries must be accompanied with a testimonial from a client as supporting material. Entries may be submitted by a consultancy, consultant or a client.

Cobalt HR
Effective HRM
HR Dept
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Best HR Professional – Manufacturing / Engineering

This award is open to HR professionals working in the manufacturing, engineering and scientific industries—including life sciences and healthcare. The judges are looking for a demonstration of the contribution the individual has made to the organisation by developing the people strategy alongside the organisation’s vision, values and purpose.

Eluned Evans, RPC-BPI
Peter Rees, Vale
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Best HR Professional – Digital/IT

This award is open to HR professionals working in the Digital / IT sector. The judges are looking for a demonstration of the contribution the individual has made to the organisation by developing the people strategy alongside the organisation’s vision, values and purpose.

Richard Carter, Shared Services Connected Ltd
Vicki Richards, Kagool
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Best HR Professional – Public/Third Sector

This award is open to HR professionals working in the educational, public, charity or not-for-profit sector. The judges are looking for a demonstration of the contribution the individual has made to the organisation by developing the people strategy alongside the organisation’s vision, values and purpose.

Nicola Leybourne, Wales Co-operative Centre
Kathryn Jaggard, Newport City Homes
Emma Turner, Shared Services Connected Ltd
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HR Assistant / Apprentice / Trainee of the Year

This award recognises the HR assistant, trainee or apprentice that has demonstrated excellence and the potential to become a future HR leader. The award looks to recognise the rising stars already making a difference within their organisation. Entrants can nominate themselves or be entered by their managers / colleagues.

Lauren Goody, Effective HRM
Laurie Greenaway, Principality
Lauren Brooks, Willmott Dixon Construction Ltd
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HR Director of the Year

This award is open to HR professionals at director level working in any sector. The judges are looking for a demonstration of the contribution the individual has made to the organisation by developing an effective HR function as well as a wider participation in business leadership. Entrants may use testimonials from across the organisation.

Gemma Davies, Effective HRM
Vicki Richards, Kagool
Rhiannon Williams, Target Group
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Best HR Initiative

This award aims to recognise individuals who are dedicated to improving the workforce and their business environment. The judges will be looking for individuals who gone above and beyond to deliver a strategy which includes diversity and inclusion, as well as CSR, Health and Wellbeing.

Gower College Swansea
Swansea Bay University Health Board
Shared Services Connected Ltd
Talis UK Ltd
Connect Assist
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