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 Grosvenor House on Park Lane.* The night will showcase and celebrate the outstanding achievements and contributions made by HR and L&D professionals.

*The health and safety of our guests are our top priority. 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. 


Earlybird deadline: 16 July

Early Bird member  £325.00

Early Bird non-member £360.00

From 16 July

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

Premium tables are can enjoy the following

·  Branded meeting point in reception

·  Prime table location in the room

·  Branding on your table

·  4 course dinner including a cheese and port course

·  Upgraded wine

·  Sparkling wine for the table

·  Professional photo taken at your table (delivered as a digital file)

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.