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
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.