Shortlist announced

The CIPD People Management Awards 2021 will recognise and reward the outstanding people and initiatives that are transforming businesses. 

It’s been a difficult year and many in HR, L&D and OD have worked tirelessly to put their people first. We can't wait to showcase this amazing work at this year's awards!

 A big congratulations to all of the outstanding work and teams that have made this year's shortlist. 

Awards night

Winners will be announced at a black-tie awards presentation and dinner on Tuesday 28 September at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House on Park Lane.* The night will showcase and celebrate the outstanding achievements and contributions made by HR and L&D professionals.

*We are pleased to welcome you back to live events. The health and safety of our guests are our top priority, so to keep everyone safe we are requesting that all attendees take a Lateral Flow Test prior to the event, and that if you have a positive result you do not attend the event, but pass your ticket to a colleague. Similarly, if you are contacted by NHS Track & Trace and advised to self-isolate, we request that you do not attend and that you pass your ticket to a colleague.

We are working closely with our venue to monitor the situation regarding government guidelines and restrictions which may affect the event in a live capacity. These rules and regulations in relation to the organisation of and attendance at live events are subject to change from time to time and in the event of any changes which may have an impact on our organisation of or your attendance at the event we will notify you of those changes by posting on this website and emailing directly those that have booked to attend the event. 


Ticket Prices

Full rate member £375.00

Full rate non-member £410.00

Premium table - member £425.00

Premium table - non member £475.00

Charity (not public sector) £275.00

Special rate student £185.00


6:45pm drinks reception

7:30pm dinner served

9:00pm awards ceremony

1:00am carriages 

*please note all timings are approximate and subject to change. 

What your ticket includes

What your ticket includes

A sparkling drinks reception on arrival
A delicious three-course dinner with coffee and petits fours
Half bottle of wine per person
Announcement of the Awards with a well known host
The all important reveal of the 2021 CIPD People Management Awards winners
Post awards networking and entertainment until 1am

Sponsors 21



The CIPD People Management Awards offers you the chance to align your business with the people, teams and companies that are leading the way in the people profession.

As a marketing and business development opportunity, the CIPD People Management Awards offers you the chance to promote your products and services to our audience. Build your brand at our premier events, whether in person or digitally, in our marketing campaigns as well as the awards website.

Please get in contact and we can build a bespoke package to deliver any business objective, please contact Jade Scaffardi on [email protected] or 0208 267 8010.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Investors in People

'Investors in People have been sponsoring the CIPD People Management Awards since 2017. We pride ourselves on working with some of the best organisations in the world, and the CIPD are no exception. We both share a common vision around supporting people and ensuring that businesses and their people strive to make work better. Sponsoring these awards are a no brainer for us, as it solidifies the message that together, Investors in People and the CIPD can continue to support one another, to support and develop people and businesses across the world.' 


'2020 was a year the People Profession won't forget in a hurry. With many organisations forced to create and implement entire remote working strategies in a matter of days back in March when the coronavirus pandemic first began to bite in the UK, the following few months thrust the people profession well and truly into the spotlight and turned it from one that's "often unfairly dismissed", in the words of The Economist, to one that's cemented its value and importance at the heart of the businesses it serves.

If any positive has come from such difficult times, it's HR proving beyond all doubt its organisational worth. It's had to get to grips with new transactional elements like implementing a constantly changing furlough scheme, as well as more strategic, longer-term considerations around flexibility and new ways of working – all while ensuring its workforces' wellbeing, engagement and productivity.

We're really looking forward to recognising all the people teams that went above and beyond – and continue to do so – at the CIPD People Management Awards 2021.'

Eleanor Whitehouse
Acting Editor
People Management 

Judges 2021

Watch the 2020 Awards on demand

The 2020 CIPD People Management Awards were held as a digital ceremony. 

As well as announcing our all important winners and high commendations, we showcased some of the amazing #HRtogether stories that people professionals have shared with us throughout the pandemic. Our profession has risen to the enormous challenges of COVID-19 and we couldn’t be prouder to recognise your work.

We also announced the newly appointed CIPD Chartered Companions, the highest level of membership awarded by the CIPD. 

You can view the 2020 Winners Stories here.



All attendees are kindly advised that Haymarket Media Group and the JW Marriott Grosvenor House will not tolerate drug or alcohol misuse at our events. The venue operates a strict no illegal substance policy and any person found to be in possession or using such substances will be immediately ejected from the venue and the Metropolitan Police may also be called to attend.