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Kent CIPD Awards Dinner 2018

CIPD Kent Branch

Friday, 9 March 2018 from 18:30 to 23:00 (GMT)

Kent CIPD Awards Dinner 2018

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Ticket Type Sales End Price * Fee Quantity
Early Bird - One Ticket 25 Dec 2017 £40.00 £0.00
Early Bird Party Ticket (table of 10) 25 Dec 2017 £360.00 £0.00
One Ticket 8 Mar 2018 £42.00 £0.00
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9 Mar 2018 £378.00 £0.00
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Please join us in a celebration of HR and L&D in Kent at the Kent Branch Awards Dinner 2018

Kent CIPD, in partnership with Cripps Law firm, are holding our 2nd awards evening.

Starting with a drinks reception, there will be a delicious three course meal with wine, a short talk and  then awards(see below for categories).  It is a glamorous evening with the red carpet out and a goody bag to take home!

Tickets cost £42 each or 10 for the price of 9 with our party ticket. If you would like a party ticket/ table, please do not book below but contact Mel or Kay on  to arrange an invoice. Shortlisted nominees will be invited to join us free of charge and enjoy the oscar-style ceremony (if you have already purchased a ticket it will be refunded).

There is an early-bird discount for those booking before Christmas.



Dress code: Smart/ formal

Raffle: There will be a raffle on the night in aid of Pilgrims Hospices, if you have a prize to donate, please get in touch

 Nominations: You have until January the 22nd to get in your nominations - it is very easy to do, we need a simple statement of 300 words or less. Do you have a colleague, a manager, a team or consultant that you would like to recognise? There is no limit to nominations or catergories you can enter.

The catergories are: 

HR Team of the year                                          Sponsored by Outset UK Group

This award is aimed at HR teams that can demonstrate genuine strategic status within their organisations. Entries should explain the business strategy and the contribution of the team to meeting objectives. Judges will look at the team’s own strategy, how this was devised and implemented, the involvement of senior staff, relationships with other functions and what results have been achieved. Entries should explain how the team identified priorities and how HR has measured the benefits.

 HR Leader of the year                                        Sponsored by CWJ

This award is for an individual HR Director or HR Manager who can demonstrate outstanding leadership. Entries should explain the contribution the HR Director/Manager has made both to their own team and to the organisation as a whole. Candidates must demonstrate that they have developed an effective HR team and present evidence of their contribution to the business. Entries can include testimonials from within the organisation to support their entry.

HR Rising Star                                                   Sponsored by Dakota Blue Consulting

The Rising Star award aims to recognise up-and-coming HR practitioners that are set for a bright future. They are the future leaders and innovators of the profession.

Entrants can self-nominate or be nominated by a senior manager. Candidates must have worked for a minimum of two years but no longer than 5 in HR (but not necessarily in current role) and present evidence of their contribution to the business. Statements from their HR Director or other senior managers can be submitted to support the entry.

Excellence in Recruitment                                   Sponsored by New Appointments Group

This award is to recognise and celebrate an individual, team or consultant who exemplifies excellence in all aspects of recruitment from delivering an excellent candidate experience to effective representation of the Company brand. Designing an effective on-boarding program could also be included.

Entries should explain why the nominee deserves to win the award and include an example of a successful recruitment campaign that they have led, including a testimonial if appropriate.

Excellence in L&D                                              Sponsored by Bourne Leisure

This award looks for learning and development interventions that have significantly benefited the organisation, particularly if the professionals involved have developed new approaches. Nominations will need to evidence improved performance and gains in employee skills and capabilities. Entrants should show how training has boosted motivation and helped focus staff on key organisational objectives. The judges will look for well-designed, innovative and well-delivered learning and development programmes.

 L&D Professional of the year                               Sponsored by Gemma Farina HR

This award is aimed at L&D professionals working within an organisation who can demonstrate a clear understanding of best practice excellence in the field of L&D – this can be supported by a proven track record over a number of years or through a significant contribution to an organisational initiative over the last 12 months.

Judges will want to see evidence of initiatives put forward and implemented by the individual and the impact that it has had on the organisation.

HR Professional of the year                                 Sponsored by Loch Associates

This award is aimed at HR professionals at all levels working within an organisation who can demonstrate a clear understanding of best practice and excellence in the field.

Entries will need to evidence how they have made an impact in their organisation through delivery of a project or initiative to help support the achievement of business objectives.

Consultancy of the year                                      Sponsored by Moore People Recruitment

This category recognises the achievements of HR consultants and consultancies. Entries are welcome from consultancies that can demonstrate a positive and measurable impact on projects they have collaborated on with their clients. Generalist or specialist consulting work will be considered by the judges ranging from broad HR projects to specific work around for example diversity, employee relations or L&D. Up to three projects can be cited in an entry which should demonstrate measurable impact of a consultancy’s collaboration. Client testimonials will be highly advantageous.

Student of the year                                            Canterbury Christ Church University Business School

Studying is not just about acquiring relevant knowledge – successful students apply what they have learnt to bring about real business benefits. We’re looking for an exceptional individual who is currently studying or has recently completed a recognised CIPD qualification.  Successful applications will demonstrate how their studies have enabled them to initiate and implement business improvements, either within their own organisation or organisations they work for. Open to students that are currently studying or have successfully completed (since 1 January 2016) a recognised CIPD qualification.

Best employee engagement initiative                   Sponsored by Fuel Box

This award looks for initiatives that have had a demonstrably positive impact on organisational performance. We’re looking for evidence that initiatives are business-focused, are aligned to strategic objectives and are evidence-based. Initiatives will not only need to demonstrate a clear understanding of data and evaluation (e.g. through survey results, absence levels and staff turnover rates), but also an ability to generate insight and demonstrate the value of engagement in driving broad business outcomes, such as leadership and culture, and its relationship with overall performance.

  Click HERE for a nomination form

For any queries, please call or email Melanie Moore on 01227 656322 or



Professional photography and video production will be taking place at the event, and these images may be used on future promotional materials for CIPD. Please note that by attending the event, you are giving your consent for your image to be used on any CIPD promotional materials.

Do you have questions about Kent CIPD Awards Dinner 2018? Contact CIPD Kent Branch

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Ashford International Hotel
Simone Weil Avenue
TN24 8UX Ashford
United Kingdom

Friday, 9 March 2018 from 18:30 to 23:00 (GMT)

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CIPD Kent Branch

We are the Kent branch of CIPD - the professional body for HR and people development. The not-for-profit organisation champions better work and working lives and has been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years.   We have a wide range of organisations and CIPD membership and we respond to this with a full selection of CPD and networking opportunities. 

With such a large area to cover, the Kent branch offers CIPD members three geographical groups. Wherever you are in Kent, whatever you need, we hope that we have the answer.

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