2022 Shortlist

Best HR student 

  • Iain Gough 
  • Jennifer Heaney 
  • Kerry Morgan-Cranston 
  • Michelle Weir 

Best change management initiative
Sponsored by Queen’s University Belfast Management School

  • Business Services Organisation 
  • Collins Aerospace in Kilkeel 
  • Thompson Aero Seating Limited 

Best hybrid and flexible working initiative
Sponsored by Hunter Savage

  • Collins Aerospace in Kilkeel 
  • Fujitsu Services Ltd 
  • Northern Ireland Water 
  • SHS Group 

Best people team
Sponsored by Danske Bank

  • Collins Aerospace in Kilkeel 
  • Fujitsu Services Ltd 
  • Northern Health and Social Care Trust 
  • Prestige Insurance Holdings 
  • Ulster University 

Best health and wellbeing initiative
Sponsored by Inspire

  • Department for Communities 
  • Frylite Solutions Limited 
  • Lagan Specialist Contracting Group 
  • Northern Ireland Water 
  • SERC 
  • SHS Group 

Best L&D/OD initiative

  • Education Authority Northern Ireland 
  • Liberty IT 
  • SHS Group 
  • Southern Regional College 

Best employee voice initiative
Sponsored by the Labour Relations Agency

  • Collins Aerospace in Kilkeel 
  • Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service 
  • PA Consulting 

Best inclusion and diversity initiative
Sponsored by Diversity Mark

  • Education Authority Northern Ireland 
  • Galgorm Collection 
  • Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) 
  • Stepping Stones NI & Henderson Retail Ltd 

Best external consultancy
Sponsored by Worthingtons Solicitors

  • Next Steps 
  • Wiser Working Ltd 

Best resourcing and talent management initiative
Sponsored by PwC

  • Business Services Organisation 
  • Finnebrogue Artisan 
  • Police Service of Northern Ireland 
  • Viberoptix 

Best apprenticeship scheme
Sponsored by Workplus

  • Almac Group 
  • Collins Aerospace in Kilkeel 
  • Danske Bank 
  • Lakeland Dairies 
  • Moore Concrete Products Ltd 
  • Northern Ireland Water 

Rising star of the people profession
Sponsored by Think People

  • Shannon Ellis, Allstate NI  
  • Lauren Glencross, Danske Bank  
  • James Griffin, Fujitsu Services Ltd  
  • Margarita Magdenko, Titanic Hotel Belfast 
  • Conor McKenna, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) 

Excellence in HR leadership
Sponsored by TLT

  • Wendy Close, Prestige Insurance  
  • Robert Rees, SciLeads 
  • Chris Overend, Finnebrogue Artisan 

Outstanding contribution in the field of people development in Northern Ireland
Sponsored by CIPD NI and announced at the awards ceremony

Interviews for shortlisted candidates and awards event

If you have been shortlisted, you will be invited to an interview with the judging panel on Thursday 8 September.  The CIPD NI team will be in touch to arrange a suitable time for your interview.

Book your table for our awards ceremony at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 6 October.