Shortlist announced for the 2013 HR Distinction Awards


The shortlist for the 2013 HR Distinction Awards has been released. From over 150 submissions across the UK, four finalists were chosen for each of the award’s eight categories. The Awards Dinner will be a highlight of the 11th Annual HR Directors Business Summit which ADVO Group is an official sponsor of. The Annual HR Directors Business Summit will be taking place from 22-23 January 2013 at the ICC in Birmingham.

The full award shortlisting are as listed below.


HRD of the Year – HR Directors Distinction Award

  • Alexandra Pope – The Air Ambulance Service
  • Jo Humphries – Arriva UK Bus
  • Julie Holdaway – SSP UK Ltd
  • Wendy Cartwright – Olympic Delivery Authority


Distinction in Talent Management

  • Bureau Veritas UK Limited
  • DHL Supply Chain
  • Nestlé UK Ltd
  • Tata Consultancy Services


Distinction in Employee Engagement

  • Alzheimer’s Society
  • HMRC
  • Merlin Entertainments
  • Wiltshire Council


Distinction in Change Management

  • Azzurri Communications
  • H M Revenue and Customs
  • News International
  • Olympic Delivery Authority


Distinction in Adding Value

  • Birmingham City Council
  • Fresenius Medical Care
  • Richard Burbidge Ltd with The Rialto Consultancy
  • Tata Consultancy Services


Distinction in Leadership

  • Boots
  • DHL Express with NKD Learning
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Sunderland City Council


Distinction in Learning and Development

  • Canon Europe Ltd
  • Norbert Dentressangle UK
  • Rocco Forte Brown’s Hotel
  • Veolia Environmental Services (UK) plc


Distinction in Recruitment and Employee Branding

  • Bromford Group
  • Impetus Automotive Limited
  • McDonald’s Restaurants Ltd
  • Royal Bank of Scotland Group