Annual Excellence Awards


Be a part of the only payroll awards ceremony in the UK. Our Annual Excellence Awards 2020 is taking place during the Annual Conference Exhibition on 15 October

Nominations for this year's awards open now.

Payroll and pensions play a significant role in the UK economy. With over 285 pieces of legislation impacting on the industry in the UK alone and over £301bn* collected through National Insurance and tax contributions. It is important that the professionals responsible for the accurate, compliant and timely delivery of these services within their organisations are recognised for their significant and strategic roles.

The CIPP's Annual Excellence Awards are designed to do just that. The ceremony is for those true payroll and pension professionals who have made an outstanding contribution and demonstrated a commitment to excellence in their profession.

Please note: Closing date for nominations is 28 August.

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CIPP's Annual Excellence Awards 2019 WINNERS

Following the Awards Ceremony on the 3 October 2019 at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport. We are pleased to announce the winners for each category are as follows:

Newcomer of the year – sponsored by Portfolio Payroll
Winner –  Jordan Steggles, Cantium Business Solutions

Manager of the year – sponsored by Cintra HR and Payroll Services
Winner – Beverley Priest, EPM Ltd

In-house payroll team of the year – sponsored by iRealise
Winner – Sainsbury's Supermarkets

Project of the year – sponsored by ADP
Winner – University of Lincoln, Linc-On Reward Platform pay and reward team 

Well-being and employee engagement award – sponsored by CIPHR
Winner – Ceridian
Highly commended - Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust

My biggest influencer – sponsored by Workday
Winner – Lisa Earnshaw from Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust
Highly commended - Stu Clennell, Sopra Steria (SSCL) 

Software product of the year – sponsored by Cloudpay
Winner – KeyPay

International payroll service provider of the year – sponsored by Frazer Jones
Winner – ADP UK

Payroll service provider of the year – sponsored by The Payroll Centre
Winner – Cintra HR and Payroll Services Ltd
Highly commended – EPM Ltd

Honorary Fellowship:
Tim Kelsey
Brendan Mulkern

Lifetime achievement in payroll award – gifted by the CIPP board of directors
Fiona Chamberlain FCIPP

A big congratulations to everyone who won, where highly commended or who where shortlisted for these prestigious awards.


* based on Income Tax and National Insurance contributions as shown here.