Categories and shortlist

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  NEW: Best Coronavirus (Covid-19) Crisis Response

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed the way many people work and live and has had a significant impact on how payroll professionals work and keep the UK paid. From moving to working from home, implementing the ever-changing guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and losing colleagues and staff to illness, quarantine and home-schooling, the challenges faced have been unprecedented. This award recognises an individual or organisation who has successfully responded to the challenges

Shortlisted nominees

  • Armstrong Watson LLP
  • BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
  • Cantium Business Solutions
  • LivePay
  • Dataplan Payroll Limited
  • Durham County Council
  • Howden Group Holding
  • Immedis
  • Intelligo
  • Kingdom Housing Association Ltd
  • Moorepay
  • NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS)
  • Phase 3
  • SSCL (Shared Services Connected Ltd)
  • Suez recycling and recovery UK
  • University of Lincoln
  • Zellis

  NEW: The Bright Beginnings Award

The CIPP Bright Beginnings Award is aimed at those new to the payroll, pensions and reward industry, within the last two years, or who are currently completing an apprenticeship. This award recognises an individual who has made a significant impact and contribution to their organisation within that time.

Shortlisted nominees

  • Alexandra Piggott, WW
  • Amy Riley, Adecco Group UK & Ireland
  • Ciaran Lafferty, Intelligo
  • Emma Saggers, Bishopsgatepay
  • Jasmine Lansdell, Zalaris

  NEW: The Spotlight Award

The CIPP Spotlight Award is open to anyone working in payroll, pensions and/or reward. This award will be presented to an individual who has shown themselves to be an outstanding professional and could be working at any level within the industry.

Shortlisted nominees

  • Amy Johnson MCIPPdip, Armstrong Watson LLP
  • Dennis Ricci-McElhone ACIPP, Wiltshire Pension Fund
  • Gergana Kazanlieva, Payslip
  • Jessica Torres ACIPP, BDO UK 
  • Katie Ford MCIPP, South East Water Ltd
  • Mandar Naik MCIPP, LKQ Euro Car Parts
  • Mandy Haslam, Zellis
  • Paul Thompson MCIPP, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
  • Shadon Jarman, Adecco Group UK & Ireland

  NEW: The Luminary Award

The CIPP Luminary Award will celebrate and recognise an individual who has demonstrated leadership within their organisation or across the wider industry and has had a positive, inspirational impact on the career of others.

Shortlisted nominees

  • Angela Lill, Adecco Group UK & Ireland
  • Ellie Harris MCIPP, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Hannah Dollimore BA ACIPP, Civica UK Ltd
  • Julie Lock, Advanced
  • Karen Thomson MSc ChFCIPPdip FHEA, Armstrong Watson LLP
  • Mandar Naik MCIPP, LKQ Euro Car Parts
  • Paul Hammond MCIPPdip, BDO 
  • Rachael Knight ACIPP, James Allen's Girl's School
  • Sarah Woodwark MCIPPdip, Adecco Group UK & Ireland
  • Shreekantha Acharya, CPP, QuEST Global

  Wellbeing and employee engagement award

With an increasing focus on employee health and wellbeing, this award will recognise organisations that have introduced initiatives to improve the general health, wellbeing and/or financial awareness of their employees. 

Shortlisted nominees

  • BDO UK
  • Cantium Business Solutions
  • Immedis
  • Intelligo
  • MBKB Training
  • Phase 3
  • SSCL (Shared Service Connected Ltd)
  • Suez recycling and recovery UK
  • University of Lincoln

  Project of the year

Implementation of projects in payroll and pensions is commonplace, and this award recognises the work involved in implementing a successful project. 

Shortlisted nominees

  • BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
  • Bupa
  • Essentra
  • Kingdom Housing Association Ltd
  • Pullman Fleet Solutions Limited
  • The Co-operative Bank and Access People
  • University of Lincoln

  In-house payroll team of the year

This award recognises the in-house payroll team that has compelled their employer to recognise the important role that the department can play in improving the overall company performance, and not just perceive the department as a cost centre.

Shortlisted nominees

  • Adecco Group UK & Ireland
  • Howden Group Holding
  • Intelligo
  • Kingdom Housing Association Ltd
  • OCS Group UK Ltd
  • Studio Retail Ltd

  International payroll service provider of the year

Organisations turn to service providers to deliver compliant and efficient payroll services within their organisation. This award will be presented to the provider proven to demonstrate a commitment to customer service and an effective and compliant international payroll service. 

Shortlisted nominees

  • Activpayroll
  • ADP
  • BDO LLP
  • CloudPay
  • Frontier Software plc
  • Immedis
  • IRIS Software Group
  • Zalaris

  Software product of the year

This award is aimed at software products that are sold and supplied for companies to run their own payroll in-house. It will recognise an organisation that is innovative and committed to ensuring that its software is compliant, user friendly, enables the best practice and is well supported.

Shortlisted nominees

  • ADP
  • Mitrefinch Flexipay by Advanced
  • Ceridian
  • CloudPay
  • Frontier Software plc
  • Immedis
  • Intelligo
  • MHR
  • Neeyamo Inc
  • Payslip
  • Zalaris
  • Zellis

  Payroll service provider of the year

This award is open to service providers regardless of size and will be presented to the provider proven to demonstrate a commitment to customer service and an effective and compliant payroll function.

Shortlisted nominees

  • Activpayroll
  • BDO UK
  • Bishop Fleming LLP
  • Cantium Business Solutions
  • Dataplan Payroll Limited
  • Durham County Council
  • EPM Ltd
  • Frontier Software plc
  • Garbutt + Elliott
  • Hentons
  • Intelligo
  • Moorepay
  • Phase 3
  • Zalaris
  • Zellis