The Peer Award for Excellence in People & Performance celebrates innovative HR, internal communication and employee engagement, and it does so in a way that distinguishes it from most awards for business in a number of key ways.


The Peer Awards are inspirational because finalists review each other’s innovative entries; they are open and democratic in that it is the finalists themselves that are the judges; they are easy to enter as submission and judging are online (which is also why they are global) and as there is no fixed format or length for your entry; they offer exposure in the media but also confidentiality if you prefer; entry is low-risk and the awards ceremony is a celebration of all finalists attending.

People & Performance Award Categories

Associate your entries with one or more of these proposed award categories, adjusting the focus of each as you like. When it comes to announcing the shortlists you may find that some have been altered to best suit the entries that are nominated.


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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, so that the nominated entries (which are basically case studies) can be presented to fellow professionals (the judges) untarnished by any sales agenda.

Entries should focus on one or more internal initiatives, all of which help present an innovative idea or approach. They can all have taken place within one client organisation, or across a number. An involved supplier can be acknowledged alongside the organisation in whose name the entry is submitted. Alternatively the entry can be in the supplier’s name, in the form of a case study championed by at least one end-user organisation.

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 HR practitioners (that is the other finalists, who are also the judges).

The Peer Awards Ceremony

The ceremony planned for June 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.

New this year is the opportunity to celebrate being a finalist (with a certificate and a photo) at the Awards Ceremony even if your entry is not a winner, and (especially with our international clients in mind) the opportunity (simply by submitting three or more nominated entries) to be guaranteed acknowledgement and success at the awards ceremony.

Peer Review (Judging)

All finalists are invited to also be judges, and we anticipate that it will also be possible to register just as a judge without submitting any entries, 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.


Our exciting Enterprise Award provides a unique way for your company to sponsor a prestigious award, to participate with your own client entries and be sure that at least one of these will be celebrated at the Awards Ceremony, all without compromising the integrity of the award. This enable your brand to be prominently associated with innovation and excellence at the Peer Awards and across our media coverage, at the Awards Ceremony and at the Winners Summit, all for the price of half a dozen nominated entries and a table at the ceremony.

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…

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