Participation in the Peer Awards for Excellence is special because the judges are the finalists themselves, is easy as you can enter with your existing documentation without modification and is global because entry and judging take place online. The People & Performance Peer Awards celebrate being effective and innovative in engaging with people within an organisation or network.

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The Peer Awards also celebrate excellence and innovation in Corporate Responsibility, in Customer Engagement and in Information Security. For an overview and to find out more about the process in general, please refer to our homepage.

Award Categories

Choose one (or more) of these suggested themes for your entry. The actual award categories are determined after we close for entries, based on how we can best classify the entries that are nominated. This way you don’t have to shoe-horn your entry to fit our categories.

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Who can Enter

Entries are invited from internal departments (HR and L&D for instance) and from suppliers of relevant products and services.

Our one proviso is that the entry not be self-promotional, as it is important that nominated entries be free of any sales agenda. To achieve this the entry should focus on one or more internal initiatives, within one client organisation or across a number. An involved supplier can be acknowledged alongside the organisation in whose name the entry is submitted, or the entry can be in the supplier’s name, championed by one or more end-user organisations.

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Become a Finalist, Win an Award

It is very easy to submit entries to the Peer Awards, and we are keen to nominate any (non-promotional) entry that is clearly expressed, shows an impact in its target community, is doing something different and is likely to interest fellow People & Performance practitioners (that is the other finalists, who are also the judges).

1. Submit an Entry

Submit an Entry

Register, and then find out risk-free which of your entries would be nominated, just by forwarding your existing documentation. Submit the entries that you would like to put forward.

2, Be Nominated

Be Nominated

Your entry will be judged by other finalists and gain exposure at our website and in our media coverage.
It could be a Peer Awards Winner.

3, Win an Award

Win an Award

Congratulations again!
Celebrate being a Finalist and hopefully also a Winner at the Awards Ceremony, and potentially be a speaker and discuss your entry at The Peer Awards Summit.
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1 APRIL 2017

Open for Entries

1 April 2017

Open for Entries

15 NOVEMBER 2017

Close for Early-Bird Entries

15 November 2017

Close for Early-Bird Entries

30 NOVEMBER 2017

Close for Entries

30 November 2017

Close for Entries


Judging Starts

1 December 2017

Judging Starts

15 DECEMBER 2017

Judging Ends

15 December 2017

Judging Ends


Shortlists Announced

1 February 2018

Shortlists Announced

MARCH 2018

Awards Ceremony

March 2018

Awards Ceremony, London (date tbc)


The Peer Awards Summit

September 2018

The Peer Awards Summit, London (date tbc)
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The Peer Awards Ceremony

The ceremony planned for March 2018 will again be a champagne afternoon cream tea at a prestigious Central London venue. It is here that all the finalists are acknowledged and the winners announced and celebrated.

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It costs £250 ([currencyr amount=250 from=gbp to=usd|eur]) to submit an entry.

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Previous People & Performance Finalists

All of these organisations have been finalists for the Peer Awards for Excellence in People & Performance in previous years, some of them multiple times. Where you see an entry highlighted this means you can click to view their showcase page (shown here with the peer-review form)…

The AA; ASDA; Bank of America; Baxter Storey; BP; British Gas; Buckinghamshire County Council; Bupa; Canary Wharf; CapGemini; Carewatch; Channel 4; Cisco; Coventry And Warwickshire NHS Trust; Crawford; Cushman & Wakefield; Dell; Deutsche Telekom; Direct Line; DSTL; EDF; Electrocomponents ; The Entertainer; Eversheds; Experian; G4S; Global Pay; Ground Construction; Halton Council; HC-One; Hertfordshire Constabulary; The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising; InterContinental Hotels Group; Kadence International; Kent County Council; Lansons; Legal & General; Marsh; Maxus Global; MBNA; McDonald’s; MetLife; Middlesex University; Migros; Mitie; Molson Coors; Napp; The Natural History Museum; Nokia; Norton Rose Fulbright; NSL Services; The O2; OMV; Orange UK; PDSA; Pharmaceutical Product Development; Phillips; Phoenix Futures; Phonographic Performance Limited; PKF; Primark; PZ Cussons; Rackspace; Ramsay Healthcare; RBS; Reader Offers; Reed Smith; Royal Caribbean; SAP; Save the Children; Simmons & Simmons; The Skills Funding Agency; SSP; Takeda; TalkTalk Technology; Tearfund; Thomas Eggar; Thomson Reuters; Trafford Housing Trust; Turkcell; UCLan; UKTV; University of Bolton; Virgin Media; Vodafone; Whitefriars Housing Group; Wipro

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Be acknowledged as a Supporter of the Peer Awards with a package (priced from £1,000) that offers exposure options for your brand at the Peer Awards and The Times websites and at the Awards Ceremony and the Winners Summit.

Award Sponsorship packages (priced from £10,000) allow you in addition to prominently demonstrate leadership and your support for innovative thinking in a key aspect of People & Performance by being acknowledged as the sponsor of an award category, an industry sector, a global region, a judging creterion or the whole award.

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Peer Review (Judging)

Register as a candidate or just as a judge to read, review and rate the nominated entries of interest, asking questions of the other finalists for further information and greater clarity where you wish. You may adjust your ratings later with the benefit of hindsight.

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