Celebrating the best in HR and people management in Northern Ireland

The CIPD Awards in Northern Ireland are the most prestigious and highly regarded awards for the HR profession in Northern Ireland.

The awards celebrate the contribution of people professionals to the success of public and private sector organisations.

Through an engaging judging process, the awards identify individuals, organisations and practices that are championing better work and working lives in Northern Ireland.

The 2025 awards will include awards for individuals, teams and impactful initiatives and strategies. We are currently finalising the categories for 2025, which will be mapped to the CIPD People Management Awards.

The winners will be entered into the 2025 PMAs.

Our judges include leading HR and business professionals and academics from a range of organisations across the UK. The judging criteria ensures that only the best entries will make the shortlist.

2025 timeline

Entries open: Monday 2 September
Entries close: Friday 15 November
Shortlist announced: Friday 17 January
Interviews: Tuesday 4 February, Europa Hotel
Awards ceremony: Thursday 6 March, Titanic Belfast

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