Winners of CIPP Annual Excellence Awards 2017 announced

09 October 2017

Winners of the CIPP Excellence Awards 2017 celebrated at the prestigious Celtic Manor Resort in Wales on Thursday night.

The awards were established to recognise individuals and organisations in the industry who demonstrate payroll and/or pensions excellence, and their positive impact on the UK economy.

This year’s winners were chosen by five judges from across the payroll and pensions industry; namely:

  • John Nolan MCIPPdip, payroll and benefits manager, Schroder Investment Management Ltd
  • Pete Statham MSc FCIPP, payroll manager, Morris Homes
  • Colin Tregunna MCIPP, finance manager, John Lewis Partnership Services
  • Jerome Smail, editor, Shard Media Group
  • Kerrie Lucas MCIPPdip, senior manager payroll, Prime Chartered Accountants

The 2017 winners were:

The CIPP payroll temp of the year - awarded by Portfolio Payroll

Patrick Lynch,  Duff Lynch Ltd - has been truly outstanding in their role and exceeded employer expectations.

The CIPP professional of the year

Madeleine Duplock, the NEC Group - made exceptional progress in their professional development as well as embracing change, introducing efficiencies for the organisation and taking on new tasks with real enthusiasm, drive and minimal support. Her nomination describes her as having a “passion for payroll” because of her determination and efforts.

Highly commended – John Lee MCIPPdip

The CIPP payroll software product of the year

NGA Human Resources – stood out due to their innovations within software over the last 12 months.

Highly commended – MHR and Brightpay

The CIPP project of the year

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust - for looking beyond the day to day operations of payroll and pensions with this bespoke solution created to be free to deliver, maintain and use, fit within the organisations paper light strategy and efficiency programmes and ultimately deliver outstanding care.

Highly commended – Travelex and Workday

The CIPP In-house payroll team of the year

JCB – have demonstrated that they have successfully delivered record results, raised the payroll profile within the organisation and developed effective business change.

The CIPP International payroll provider of the year

Activpayroll – effectively demonstrated investment commitment to customer service and effective, efficient and complaint international payroll service within their organisation.

Highly commended – Neeyamo

The CIPP payroll service provider of the year - fewer than 250 clients

Liberata – providing a seamless payroll service that ensures staff are paid the right amount at the right time.

The CIPP payroll service provider of the year - 250+ clients

NGA Human Resources – have been described as forward thinking and continuously developing. There focus and commitment is to their customers who are 'at the heart of everything they do'.

Highly commended – Cintra HR and Payroll and MHR

The CIPP lifetime achievement award 2017 - pensions - awarded by the CIPP board of directors

Henry Tapper - has helped both employers and their agents in the pensions industry especially through auto-enrolment and aims to restore people’s confidence in pensions and as such, is an outspoken advocate for best practice.

The CIPP lifetime achievement award 2017 - payroll - awarded by the CIPP board of directors

Michelle Crook MSc FCIPPdip -  As previous chair to the board, the legacy Michelle has left the CIPP and the payroll industry will make a long lasting difference to the Institute, as well as to the membership.

Honorary fellow

Mary Lambe FCIPP - has made major contributions to two of the UK’s largest pensions schemes and rose to become a highly regarded pension’s advisor with the Local Government Association.

Honorary fellow

Arthur Elstone FCIPP - Described as a genuine, honest, dedicated professional who has raised the standard of the payroll industry and have always been keen to share their knowledge.

Full details following the awards, including photos and comments from the winners, will be provided in the November issue of Professional in Payroll, Pensions and Reward

Nominations for the 15th Annual Excellence Awards, taking place on the 11 October, will open March 2017. Email to express your interest and receive details early.