Without a doubt the best event of its kind that I have attended. –Suzanne Janse van Rensburg, EMEA Head of Liquidity, Investments and MTLS, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Very interesting, great variety and supportive environment. Other awards could learn from this! –Hayley Grocock, Corporate Responsibility Manager, British Gas

Great networking as well as really inspiring presentations and Q&A's –Christine Tate, Head of CR, British Gas

Really enjoyed the environment of learning, completely different from any awards event I've been to before and so worthwhile. –Deborah Garlick, Head of Internal Comms and Engagement, E.ON

Thoroughly enjoyable day - the most beneficial in a long time. Loved the presentations, the energy and enthusiasm and take with me food for thought in how I translate into my organisation. –Wilson Hogg, Global Director of Facilities Management, Experian

Really interesting hearing from peers in other sectors working with similar issues –Beth Crackles, Business Development Manager, Friends of the Earth

An inspiring and fascinating day with a competitive edge. I've learnt how not to approach some challenges as well as how to embrace them - and what a supportive bunch of people! Great - thank you. –Alison Innes-Farquhar, Head of People Development and Engagement, HCOne

Encouraged to hear about so many good ideas going on across different sectors. Sometimes the simple ideas are the most effective. –Darren Lindsey, Head of Government and Public Affairs, Michelin

Excellent, inspiring peer-generated learning –Tom Robinson, Head of Training & Development, Mitie

Superb - a really different award process and thoroughly enjoyable. Collaboration was the theme of the day. Thank you. –Amanda Reynolds, Customer & Employee Excellence Leader, Nationwide

Great networking experience very insightful into how companies handle a wide range of issues. –Jennifer Rawsthorn, Head of Workforce Management, Nokia

A great opportunity to showcase our work, but more importantly see what others are doing through short, engaging presentations. A great platform to network meaningfully with other organisations. –Karen Hailes, Director of Human & Corporate Resources, PDSA

Really interesting ideas from many different sectors and great examples of best practice and innovation. –Nigel Spencer, Director of Learning & Development – EME, ReedSmith

Great day, full of learning, networking and sharing ideas. –Shola Awolesi, Global Leadership Development Manager, Save the Children

It was a fabulous experience learning from each individual presentation. The event was very well organised and I feel that I grew a little more today. –Mohamed El Sehrawy, Commercial Photographer, Sony

I thought the whole day was inspirational.–Wendy Lloyd, Head of Community Investment, Barclays

The conference was full of great ideas, but what made it truly inspirational was the way the ideas had been turned into actions with fantastic results. It was inspiring to meet so many people showing incredible drive and determination to take their ideas forward, and maximise the potential of their people.–Andy Crossey, Group Talent Management Director, CapGemini

The Peer Awards Conference is a fantastic arena for networking and learning from other organisations and individuals in a different way, more informal and yet very professional.–Ruxandra Ratiu, International Projects Manager, Citizenship Foundation

I thought the Awards Ceremony was both inspirational and enjoyable. And what a great venue!–Tiina Paju-Pomfret, Training Manager, Bupa Business Technology Training

Thank you for a great opportunity to find out what others are doing. This has left me energised to go away and do something different.–Ann De Cruz, Talent Manager, Ramada Jarvis Hotels

Enjoyed it, learnt loads, see mountains to climb! Started out at 5:15am and so the fact that I am still awake is testimony to the interest. Thanks for the coaching. Thank you to all who organised it.–Annette Cairns, Organisational Development Manager, Ramsay Health Care UK

A well planned and enjoyable day. I met interesting people and took away practical learnings. They were a warm and receptive audience during my presentation. Excellent.–Carol Wilson, Managing Director and Author, Performance Coach Training

Great intimate venue and event. Relaxed atmosphere that encourages true sharing of ideas and learning.–Catherine Dalziel, Learning and Development Manager, Pizza Express

Great event, really love the style and informal approach.–Fleur Newton-Edwards, Learning and Development Manager, Legal & General

Excellent networking. Loved the peer circles. Really benefitted from the support provided prior to the conference.–Georgina Havers, Principal Training Specialist, PPD

Great people, great contacts, great ideas.–Henry Stewart, Founder and CEO, Happy

Conference was most enjoyable and different from most conferences.–Jane Boswell, Corporate Responsibility Manager, IPC Media

Great day with excellent people.–Jonathan Brookes, CSR Manager, Lakehouse

Fantastic case study material, relaxed and interactive environment, great people :-)–Kate Graham, Head of Marketing, Red Tray

Good organisation and very good finalists.–Luis Rios, Head of Sustainability and CSR, Rackspace

Good event - good mix/variety of case studies. Like the fact that the winners are voted for by the audience - makes you feel like you have made a genuine contribution by voting.–Rachel Sparrow, Research & Development Consultant, EDF Energy

Excellent day. Great to talk with people who have been through similar experiences.–Roxanne Lorimer, Head of Capability Building, RBS

I have enjoyed the conference, especially from raising awareness on some topics and now having the opportunity to continue to connect with peers.–Sylvain Friedman, Global Cross Service Line Learning Leader, Ernst & Young Global Ltd.

The Peer Awards

Exposure and recognition for everyone shortlisted, and not just for winners.

Influence others with your interesting ideas by presenting at conference. Possibly win a coveted Peer Award and even be featured in the national press.

The Independent & The Times

In print in The Independent newspaper and online at The Times website we feature the Peer Awards finalists and their partners, and we will soon celebrate the success of the Peer Awards winners.

The Peer Conference

Finalists say how they educate people in the wider community, engage with customers and engage with and nurture staff.

Everyone (even the finalists) was a Peer Awards judge at the conference, helping determine the winners.