2018 Awards Finalists

We are delighted to announce the following entries are shortlisted for the 2018 Awards. Congratulations to our finalists!

Winners will be announced at our Conference Gala Dinner on Thursday 11 October.


Excellence in Assessment
  • Nicola Adcock, PeopleWise:  A holistic, organisation-wide approach to talent assessment
  • Ali Shalfrooshan, PSI & Paul Weldon, Government Recruitment Service: The Civil Service Judgement Test: a multimedia mobile-first assessment delivering over half a million pounds in efficiencies for the Civil Service to-date
  • Amanda Potter, BeTalent Ltd & David Balls, Rank Group:  Using technology to find hidden talent within Rank Group
  • Charlotte Flaxman, Work Psychology Group:  Design and implementation of a new national recruitment process for Pre-registration Pharmacists
  • Lauren Reeves, Sova Assessment:  Digital Assessment Centres: Fixing the digital disconnect and improving operational efficiency at the UK’s leading airline


Excellence in Change Management
  • Sophie Seex, JCA Global Ltd:  Enabling large scale Leadership Transformation with Emotional Intelligence at London South Bank University (LSBU)
  • Ruth Patel & Ben Vernazza, OPP - part of CPP - the Myers-Briggs Company:  Aligning organisational culture to facilitate the delivery of business goals
  • Natasha Chadwick, Ignite Consulting Ltd:  Managing Change in the Public Sector


Excellence in Coaching and/or Training
  • David Blackburn, Financial Services Compensation Scheme: The Leadership Excellence Programme, endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), was designed to transform leadership across the FSCS
  • Nicola Adcock, PeopleWise:  Aspire Programme – Developing the best talent – ILM Level 3 Certification in Leadership and Management 
  • Dr Alan Watkins & Alan Littlefield, Complete Coherence Limited:Simon Beard uses Complete Coherence coaching to take himself and his business to the next level


Excellence in Innovation in Assessment
  • Natalie Ruffell, Saville Assessment & Jack Andrews, Heathrow Airport: Making every journey better: Recruiting a new generation of Security Officers at Heathrow Airport
  • So Yi Yeung, TMP Worldwide:  One experience: Assessing the whole person through one seamless online experience
  • Sophie Meaney, Amberjack: Morrisons and Amberjack


Excellence in Employee Engagement
  • Antonia Dietmann, HM Courts & Tribunals Service & Susan Dodds, PwC:  HM Courts & Tribunals Service: Work in Real Life – Developing our People Proposition
  • Dr Marcin Remarczyk, Cognizant Consulting:  Consulting in the Digital Age - transforming a UK based consulting practice to become more digitally enabled


Excellence in Performance Improvement
  • Clare Davey, Kier Ltd:  Education and enablement – reducing lost time injuries and changing the culture through an interactive person based training module
  • Pine Street, Goldman Sachs: How can Goldman Sachs’s partners navigate mid-career transitions?


Excellence in Wellbeing, Health & Inclusiveness
  • Jack Evans, Robertson Cooper: A strategic wellbeing programme to improve outcomes for staff, pupils and schools in high pressure, challenging educational environments
  • Charlotte Flaxman, Work Psychology Group:  Supporting veterinary graduates to transition smoothly into practice – Evaluation of Professional Development Programme
  • Rosanna Hunt, NHS England – Horizons: Improving and sustaining workplace well-being using 30-day improvement cycles
  • Phil Wilson, Civil Service Fast Stream and Early Talent:  Elevating diversity and inclusion through a new corporate strategy


Excellence in Innovation in Business Psychology
  • Antony Roscoe, Kier Ltd: The Psychology of Incident Investigation
  • Cat Dean & Liz Swinstead, Arup:  Working Well Laboratory: Delivering Powerful Wellbeing Initiatives
  • Amanda Potter, Zircon Management Consulting: How the ‘Team Insights’ Approach Improves the Efficiency and Performance of Teams in a VUCA World
  • Lauren Jepson, Vodafone & Dean Callaghan, cut-e - an Aon company:  Youth Employment in the Digital World: Vodafone’s Future Jobs Finder
  • Dr Anna Koczwara, Royal Bank of Scotland: A Learning Strategy for a VUCA world: supporting our people to prepare for the future and build capability in innovative ways