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CIPD Northern Ireland Awards 2019 

24th May 2019

Northern Ireland’s best Human Resource and Learning & Development initiatives and top performing individuals and teams were recognised at the 7th annual CIPD Northern Ireland Awards.

Attended by more than 330 professionals, the event at Titanic Belfast was hosted by Q Radio breakfast show presenters, Stephen Clements and Cate Conway, with Nijobfinder as media partner once again.

The CIPD Northern Ireland Awards comprised of 10 categories covering all aspects of HR and L&D, and this year’s awards attracted the highest number of entries to date.

Head of CIPD Scotland and Northern Ireland, Lee Ann Panglea said: ‘The CIPD Northern Ireland Awards are a real celebration of the fantastic work that people professionals are undertaking to improve work and working lives in the public, private and not for profit sectors in Northern Ireland. Many thanks to everyone who entered, to all of our sponsors, our judges, and huge congratulations to all of our winners. We look forward to continuing to build on the success of the awards next year.”

Managing Director of headline sponsors MCS Group, Louise Smyth added: “We were delighted to support this year’s prestigious CIPD Northern Ireland Awards, celebrating the very best in HR and people management across Northern Ireland. The calibre of entrants this year was phenomenal and demonstrates the incredible strength of our talent.”

The winners were as follows:

Best Change Management Initiative

Sponsored by Hunter Savage

Winner: NIE Networks

Highly Commended: STATSports

Best L&D Initiative

Sponsored by Grant Thornton

Winner: Danske Bank

Highly Commended: Allstate Northern Ireland

Best Health and Well-being Initiative

Sponsored by Inspire

Winner: NI Water

Highly Commended: Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.

Outstanding HR Student of the Year

Sponsored by Zellis

The judges were unable to select between two of the shortlisted candidates after the interviews, so the joint winners were: Amy Hull from Coca-Cola Hellenic and Lisa Morgan from NICS

Best Talent Management Initiative

Sponsored by Danske Bank

Winner: HSCNI Podiatry Services

Best Employee Engagement Initiative

Sponsored by Health Shield

Winner: Portview

Best Diversity and Inclusion Initiative

Sponsored by Eversheds Sutherland

Winner: Danske Bank

Highly Commended: Pinsent Masons

Excellence in HR Leadership

Sponsored by Worthingtons Solicitors

Winner: Chris Lillie, SHS Group

HR/L&D Team of the Year

Sponsored by Ulster University Business School

Winner: Northern Health and Social Care Trust

Chair’s Special Achievement Award

Sponsored by CIPD Northern Ireland Branch

Presented to: Myra Weir, Assistant Director of Organisation & Workforce Development at South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust.

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