2020 Shortlist

Outstanding HR Student of the Year

  • Eimear McKibbin – TS Foods Ltd
  • Rebecca Scollan – Devenish
  • Simona Fisichella – Oxfam

Best Change Management Initiative
Sponsored by Queen’s University Belfast Management School

  • BWUH Ltd
  • Health and Social Care NI
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Western Health and Social Care Trust
  • Portview Fit-Out Ltd

Best Employee Engagement Initiative

  • Northern Ireland Water
  • Queen’s University Belfast
  • Dixons Carphone

Best HR/L&D Team of the Year
Sponsored by Hunter Savage

  • Danske Bank
  • Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (People and Organisational Development Team)
  • Devenish
  • Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (Recruitment Team)

Embedding a culture of workplace well-being
Sponsored by Inspire

  • Education Authority
  • Henderson Group
  • Omexom
  • Portview Fit-Out Ltd

Best L&D Initiative
Sponsored by Grant Thornton

  • Allen & Overy Belfast
  • Devenish
  • Queen’s University Belfast
  • Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

Best Diversity and Inclusion Initiative
Sponsored by Eversheds Sutherland

  • Sensata Technologies
  • Northern Ireland Water
  • Dixons Carphone

Excellence in HR Leadership
Sponsored by Worthingtons Solicitors

  • Danske Bank – Caroline Van Der Feltz
  • Devenish – Gillian McAuley
  • NI Water – Rose Kelly

Best Talent Management Initiative
Sponsored by Danske Bank

  • Devenish
  • Bunzl Ireland
  • South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust
  • Energia Group
  • Cleaver Fulton Rankin

HR SME of the Year

  • TS Foods Ltd
  • NOW Group

External Consultancy

  • Katy Steward Organisational Development / Belfast HSC Trust
  • HeadsTogether
  • momentum humancapital ltd
  • Core Leadership Ltd
  • Grant Thornton
  • People Management Solutions

Outstanding Contribution Award
Sponsored by CIPD NI Branch and announced on the evening


Important information regarding judging interviews and awards gala event

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak and keeping the health, well-being and safety of our community in mind, CIPD NI HR Awards Gala evening has been postponed to Thursday 1 October 2020.

The Awards judging interviews have now been rescheduled for Wednesday 9 September 2020 – shortlisted candidates will recieve confirmation of their interview slot in the coming weeks.

If you have already booked a table at the event your booking will be automatically confirmed for the revised date which will be announced as soon as possible.  Please contact the CIPD Northern Ireland Team at northernireland@cipd.co.uk if you require further information.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused and we thank you for your continued support.