CIPP awarded bronze at the Association Excellence Awards

16 October 2018

On 12 October 2018, the CIPP was awarded the bronze award in the overall best UK association category at the Association Excellence Awards.  This was in recognition of recent advancement of the payroll profession, and our members, through the Privy Council approving individual Chartered Membership in 2017, recognising the important role payroll plays in improving the UK economy through the collection of nearly half of all taxes collected into the UK government through, income tax and National Insurance contributions.

Speaking of the CIPP's nomination the Association Excellence Awards Judging Panel 2018 said: “Clearly an engaged association with both its staff and members. Has good strategy planning approach and highlighted areas of activity where it can influence across the sector. Pleased to see it has developed the Chartered status option.”

“Superb achievement in becoming Chartered after so much patient and steady work to achieve this distinction.”

The Association Excellence Awards were launched in 2014, and the CIPP is a double winner in this category having previously been named the overall best UK association the last time we entered in 2016.  The judges stated that they were particularly impressed with:

  • Membership benefits such as the annual benchmarking exercise, providing members who participated with a free report
  • Investment and development of apps such as the CIPP payroll factapp and the annual conference app; as well as the responsive design of the CIPP website, enabling use on smartphones in the same way you would access an app
  • Hosting live events for our members through YouTube
  • The number of Chartered members who have joined/upgraded since the initial launch in 2017

Speaking on the CIPP success, Ken Pullar, CEO said: “This is a fantastic achievement for the CIPP and something that the team are incredibly proud of.  This award recognises the hard work we are doing to ensure that the profile of payroll as a profession is raised within UK plc and within the government.  As members, you have had a part to play in this, you raise the profile of payroll within your organisations through the role you play and the value you bring, and for that I thank you.”

Information on the CIPP's success at the awards, and the other winners and short-listed organisations, can be found at