Wales HR Awards – an amazing evening – who won?

HR News was proud to attend the inaugural Wales HR Network awards last night at the SSE Swalec Stadium with Solicitors Darwin Gray and recruitment consultants Acorn Recruitment.

It was a well attended event which brought together more than 300 HR Welsh HR professionals at a Gala Dinner to celebrate the best HR talent in the principality.

Presented by Sian Lloyd, guests and award winners heard an inspiring speech from Lord Price, Minister of State at the Department for International Trade on the importance of putting employees first, with practical advice on how employers can do that.

The event also saw moving performances from Welsh Choir Only Boys Aloud and the Welsh National Opera Youth Opera, as well as an introduction by Darwin Gray’s Fflur Jones and a thank you from Acorn Recruitment’s Dan Langford.

The first awards event was a resounding success and we’re already looking forward to the next one.  It gives us great pleasure to announce the award winners below:

INDEPENDENT HR CONSULTANT OF THE YEAR
Cherry Torrance, Torrance HR

HR ASSISTANT / APPRENTICE / TRAINEE OF THE YEAR
Sarah Howden, Cardiff Airport

HR TEAM OF THE YEAR
Bluestone

BEST USE OF THE WELSH LANGUAGE (TEAM)
Menter a Busnes

BEST USE OF THE WELSH LANGUAGE (INDIVIDUAL)
Catherine Rees, Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol

BEST HR PROFESSIONAL IN THE EDUCATION/PUBLIC SECTOR
Rebecca Cooper, ACT

BEST HR PROFESSIONAL IN THE MANUFACTURING / SCIENCE (INCL. LIFE SCIENCES/ BIOTEC) SECTOR
Lisa Angus, Panasonic

HOUSING ASSOCIATION HR PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Rhian H Evans, Tai Ceredigion

BEST HR PROFESSIONAL IN THE IT / TECHNOLOGY SECTOR
Helen Baldwin, Inspire Tec

HR PROFESSIONAL – CHARITY AND VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS
Jayne Jones, Hafod

BEST HR PROFESSIONAL IN THE ARTS
Louise Halliday-Jones, Welsh National Opera

BEST HR PROFESSIONAL IN FINANCIAL / PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SECTOR
Sophie Cecil, New Directions

It only remains for HR News to congratulate the award winners on their well deserved success, and to thank the organisers of lasts night event for doing an amazing job.

Author: Editorial Team

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