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The CIPD Awards in Wales 2024

Your time to shine / Dy amser i ddisgleirio
Awards 2024

It’s a fact!  Organisations are powered by people, and supported by people professionals, so it’s only right that we take time out to showcase, recognise and reward excellence in people management practice at our sixth annual awards in Wales.

Awarded by the professional body for people development, supported and endorsed by an impressive list of sponsors, and judged by a panel of HR and business experts, our reputation continues to grow as the place to celebrate the contribution of HR and people development professionals across Wales.

We’re off to a different venue this year – Cardiff City Stadium – where we’ll be welcoming judges, sponsors, finalists and guests to a sparkling evening of fun and entertainment.

As well as a new location, we’re refreshing our categories based on experience and feedback.  We’re levelling the playing field by making a clear distinction between smaller and larger organisations; we’ve introduced a further sub-category for independent consultants; and we’ve changed some category descriptors to reflect how the world of work is changing.

Our awards recognise initiatives – apprenticeships, change, ED&I, L&D, resourcing and talent management, and wellbeing.

And we’re also recognising in-house teams and people at different stages of their careers from rising star through to those who demonstrate excellence in HR leadership.  Remember that as a profession we’re not great at shouting about our own successes, so look at the folk around you and nominate colleagues, bosses, or other individuals who show a real commitment to championing better work and working lives.

There’s so much good work happening in your organisations that we’re sure you’ll find it hard to decide which category to go for, so it’s just as well that our awards are free to enter – and open to all organisations regardless of sector or size – so you can submit as many entries as you wish!

We invite you to be bold, proud and confident in the great work that you’re doing across Wales!

Once again, it’s your time to shine!

Lesley Richards
Head of the CIPD in Wales

Peter Cheese
Chief Executive, CIPD

Awards timeline 2023/24

Open for entries: Wednesday 6 September 2023

Closing date for entries: Friday 12 January 2024

Shortlist announced: Tuesday 30 January 2024

Judging day: Wednesday 21 February 2024

Awards gala and dinner: Friday 15 March 2024


Finalists will be able to buy tickets from 30 January 2024.  We’d encourage you to do this as soon as possible, as we’ll open for general sale on Monday 5 February 2024.

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