CIPD Wales Awards 2021 / CIPD Cymru Gwobrau 2021

Showcasing and celebrating the very best in human resources and people development practice across Wales.

Awarded by the professional body for people development, supported and endorsed by an impressive list of sponsors, and judged by a panel of top HR and business professionals, our reputation continues to grow as the place to celebrate the contribution of HR and people development across Wales.
There’s no doubt that we’ve all been under immense pressure during the past year, adapting to the challenges and ongoing developments of the coronavirus pandemic, both in our personal and professional lives.
It’s also been an incredible time for the profession, throwing us into the spotlight as we’ve demonstrated new levels of resilience and flexibility, going above and beyond to support our people – both at home and in the workplace – develop our teams, and ensure that our organisations are in the best place to “build back better”.
Now is the time for us to recognise and celebrate your successes and achievements, so we urge you to enter the awards, get your team’s achievements recognised, raise your profile and showcase your work to others in the profession. Our range of categories remains similar to previous years, but with an inevitable focus on the agility and adaptability that you’ve shown in response to Covid-19.
We’ve also made the decision to hold our awards ceremony online this year as we’re still unclear on what we will – or will not – be able to do by November 2021 in terms of face-to-face events. We felt that there’s been so much excellent work going on that we just couldn’t wait another year and of course, it means that even more people can join us.
As usual, we’ll also be recognising two individuals – one to watch in the early stages of their career, and one who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession.  We encourage you to look at the people around you, and nominate your colleagues, bosses, or other individuals who demonstrate a true commitment to championing better work and working lives.

Pob lwc!

Lesley Richards
Head of CIPD Wales​​​​​​​
Peter Cheese
Chief Executive, CIPD
Awards timeline 2021

Open for entries:  Wednesday 5 May 2021
Closing date for entries: Thursday 23 September 2021
Shortlist Announced: Wednesday 6 October 2021
Category Interviews:  Tuesday 19 / Wednesday 20 October 2021
Awards Gala (virtual): Thursday 25 November 2021