CIPD Wales’ South East Branch were proud to round off their annual year with a gala dinner at Cardiff Bay’s St. David’s Hotel to celebrate success among the region’s students.
Students and members celebrated the evening with a delicious three course meal, a mock casino, and of course, dancing, after the all-important awards were announced.
Winners of the most outstanding student from each of their establishments included:
- Kieran Vass from Cardiff Business School, MScHRM
- Sue Courtney from USW Newport, MScHRM
- Mirja Schulze from Cardiff Met, MScHRM
- Nicola Jenkins from Cardiff and Vale College, Foundation Certificate in HRM
- Chris Stone from Cardiff and Vale College, Intermediate Certificate in HRM
- Siyanda Mngaza from Coleg Gwent, Foundation Certificate in HRM
- Bronwen Graham from Coleg Gwent, Intermediate Certificate in HRM
- Louis Perrin from USW Treforest, MScHRM (Full time)
- Alison Jenkins from USW Treforest, MScHRM (Part time)
- Carys Jones from USW Treforest, BA HRM
- James Fiddow from USW Treforest, BA HRM , Best Dissertation
Last, but not least, the awards team recognised Sarah Rose Davies for coming a very close runner-up with a bottle of champagne.
A very enjoyable evening was had by all. Congratulating the winners, Nerissa Williams, Chair of South East Wales Branch, said:
“What is so positive about the CIPD network is that no matter what stage of our careers we are at, we promote and share good practice and continue to support and learn from each other. The South East Wales Branch are very active and we are passionate about supporting our members as well as providing leadership to the wider HR community and the organisations we serve.”
Lesley Richards, Head of CIPD Wales, said:
“It’s been a great 12 months, not only for the South East Wales branch but also generally for HR in Wales. Our All-Wales conference last October was hugely successful, we now have networking meetings throughout Wales, and we’ve also recently announced our Wales HR Awards which are open to HR professionals at all stages of their career. We’re also excited about the work we are doing with the Welsh Government and look forward to continuing to champion better work and working lives in our region over the next 12 months and beyond.”