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The Rewards 2017

Thu Nov 2, 2017
17:00 - 23:00
London Hilton Bankside, London
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Final entry closes today

For 2017, the hugely popular Payroll World Awards have evolved into The Rewards.

With payroll still at the heart of the event, the award categories reflect the widening remit of the profession and its close association with HR, reward, pensions and employee benefits.


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There’s no limit to the amount of categories you can choose from so make this week count and get submitting.

Final entry deadline: 21 July 2017 (£200 entry fee applies)


The Rewards ceremony is the most distinguished event on the industry’s calendar. Join us in recognising high achievement and celebrating excellence in payroll, HR, pensions, reward and employee benefits.

Make sure you are there on the night to witness the winner announcements and join fellow payroll professionals in celebrating the very best in our industry by clicking on the button below.



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Judges View All


Julie Northover

Julie Northover

Neil Robson

Neil Robson

Benefits Contracts Payroll Manager
Northumbrian Water
Brian Sparling

Brian Sparling

Senior Manager - Payroll Systems
Chris Watt

Chris Watt

Business Leader PwC Payroll Services
Liz Robins

Liz Robins

Managing Partner
AS Robins LLP
Ricardo Rehkopf

Ricardo Rehkopf

Director of Global Payroll Shared Services
Ken Pullar

Ken Pullar

Chief Executive Officer
Sandra Mcglade

Sandra Mcglade

Group Payroll HR Services Manager
Penguin Random House
Adele Hauxwell

Adele Hauxwell

Payroll Manager
Kuehne Nagel UK


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The Rewards is the biggest and most esteemed awards scheme in the rewards, payroll and HR calendar. Sponsorship offers an invaluable opportunity to position your business and brand at the forefront of innovation and success.


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Why sponsor

Align your brand with The Rewards

The Rewards is the biggest and most esteemed awards scheme in the rewards, payroll and HR calendar. Sponsorship offers an invaluable opportunity to position your business and brand at the forefront of innovation and success.

How will you benefit:

  • Unrivalled access to an engaged audience of the most senior executives in the industry
  • Significant brand exposure pre and post event through our extensive marketing and editorial coverage
  • Be seen as the ‘go to’ company within that specific category of the market
  • Align your brand with the stand out achievers and operators in the UK reward, payroll and HR industry

We have a range of powerful and effective sponsorship opportunities available – ideal for organisations wishing to maximise their profile. Your brand will be promoted throughout the year to a host of decision-makers via a range of media, including the monthly Payroll World magazine, website, emails and social media.

Place yourself at the heart of an opulent celebration, recognising the successes of an eventful industry year as well as cementing and building contacts to grow and evolve your business.

It’s time to get involved. Contact us today to make sure you get the best of the marketing campaign by calling us on 020 7940 4801.

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Enter today; it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Choose the categories you wish to enter
  2. Write your short 200 word submission for each category you wish to enter
  3. Submit by clicking here

And that’s the shortlist process completed!

Remember to submit your 200 word entry before 21 July to be considered for the shortlisting.

2017 categories

Best Business Award

Best Employer Award

Best Leader Award

Best Manager Award

Customer Service Award

Employee Benefits Provider Award

In-house Team Award

International Payments Provider Award

International Payroll Award

Payroll & HR Software Product Award

Payroll & HR Provider Award

Pensions Technology Award

Public Sector Team Award

Recruitment Provider Award

Rising Star Award

Service Provider Team Award

Specialist Payroll & HR Provider Award

Technology Award

The Reward 100 Award

Workplace Pensions Provider Award


Enter now

Once your 200 word award entries have been reviewed by our independent judging panel the shortlist will be announced on 8 August. The successful entrants who make the shortlist will be given the option to provide further information on their entry for the final judging process to enhance their chance of winning an award.


If you need to know more or if you have any questions contact our team on 020 7940 4835 or via email...

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Reward strategy would like to congratulate all of last year’s winners.

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Each year the awards are independently judged and culminate in a prestigious black tie dinner and ceremony at The London Hilton Bankside, providing an excellent forum for celebrating success and unparalleled networking opportunities,


If you haven’t entered the awards already, what are you waiting for? The entry deadline is fast approaching.

Final entry deadline: 21 July 2017




Winners 2016

Winners PWA 2016 - 1

Anderson Anderson & Brown

Auto-enrolment Engagement Award

Sponsored by The People's Pension

 Winners PWA 2016 - 2

University of Lincoln

Benefits and Rewards Engagement of the Year

Winners PWA 2016 - 3

SD Worx (formerly Ceridian UK)

Best Employer in Payroll Award

Sponsored by Chase Moulande

Winners PWA 2016 - 4

Ingrid Johnston – Equiniti Payroll

Best Leader Award

Sponsored by SD Worx

Winners PWA 2016 - 5
FMP Global (Formerly Bond)
Best Payroll Support Team Award

Winners PWA 2016 - 6

Armstrong Watson

Cross-functional Partnership Award

Winners PWA 2016 - 7
Cintra HR & Payroll Services

Implementation Project Award

Winners PWA 2016 - 8

Western Union Business Solutions

International Payment Delivery Award

Winners PWA 2016 - 9

International Payroll Award
Sponsored by Equiniti
Winners PWA 2016 - 10
Cintra HR & Payroll Services

Outstanding Customer Service Award

Winners PWA 2016 - 11

Claire Kennedy – University of Lincoln

Payroll Manager of the Year – In-house

Sponsored by The Learn Centre

Winners PWA 2016 - 12

Linda Cryan – SSE

Payroll Manager of the Year – Supplier

Winners PWA 2016 - 13

SD Worx (formerly Ceridian UK)
Payroll Provider of the Year

Winners PWA 2016 - 14


Payroll Software Product of the Year

Winners PWA 2016 - 15

PW Payroll Solutions

Payroll Team of the Year – Bureau / Service Provider

Sponsored by HiFX Europe

Winners PWA 2016 - 16

Gwent Police
Payroll Team of the Year – Public Sector

Winners PWA 2016 - 17

Veolia UK

Payroll Team of the Year – In-house
Winners PWA 2016 - 18


Pension Technology Award

Winners PWA 2016 - 19

Lucy Brewer – East Midlands Shared Services

Rising Star Award

Winners PWA 2016 - 20

Specialist Payroll Provider of the Year

Winners PWA 2016 - 21

Activ8 intelligence

Technology Award

Winners PWA 2016 - 22


Workplace Pension Provider of the Year

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The Conference

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The Autumn Update will bring together both In-House Payroll and Client Payroll under the same roof. You will be able to attend any session and meet all of the delegates, so you have even more content and value for money, as well as being able to tailor the day to your specific job role.


Benefits of attending:

  • Understand the measures necessary to minimise payroll fraud
  • Analysis of changes to income tax and national insurance
  • Network with partners and suppliers; make key business propositions
  • With the changing dynamic of the payroll profession, hear how our panel of third party payroll providers are adapting to support their client’s needs and aspirations


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Want to talk about what to expect on the big night, need advice on what categories to enter or would like to book? Give us a call.


020 7940 4801

Or you can leave your details below and we’ll get back in touch to answer your queries or confirm your place within 24 hours.

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Diamond zone

- £5,000 + VAT

Platinum zone

- £4,500 + VAT

Gold zone

- £4,000 + VAT

Silver zone

- £3,500 + VAT

Bronze zone

- £3,000 + VAT


Why you should attend

The Rewards are the industry’s leading independent payroll awards. Returning for their seventh year, the awards ceremony is a night to remember for everyone attending. Attendees represent key payroll, pension and HR decision makers and the night offers an incredible chance to meet new contacts.

Key reasons to attend:

  1. Network with top names in the industry, nurture current business and create brand-new contacts
  2. Support the stars of the rewards industry
  3. Enjoy a mouth-watering three course dinner fit for the Queen!
  4. Be dazzled by a night of top level entertainment, to be confirmed shortly
  5. Located in a spectacular location in the heart of central London

To book your place please click here or contact a member of our award team on
020 7940 4801.

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Date and location


The Rewards take place on 2 November 2017 at:


Hilton London Bankside
2-8 Great Suffolk Street


By car:
The hotel is located less than 400ft from Great Suffolk Street Union Car Park (UCP). There is no need to book for daily parking for cars – just turn up and enjoy hassle-free parking. Standard daily rates:
0 -1hr £3.50 CAR, £4 VAN
1-2 hrs £7 CAR, £8 VAN
2-3 hrs £10 CAR, £12 VAN
3-4 hrs £12 CAR, £14 VAN
4-5 hrs £14 CAR, £16 VAN
5-7 hrs £16 CAR, £18 VAN
7-9 hrs £18 CAR, £20 VAN
Over 9 hrs (same day opening hours only) £20 CAR, £22 VAN
Overnight (in addition to your daily parking tariff) £10 CAR, £12 VAN


By rail:
The closest tube station is Southwark (Jubilee line) which is 0.3 miles/5 minute walk from the venue. Other stations located close by include, Waterloo East (0.6 miles), Borough (0.6 miles), Waterloo (0.7 miles) and London Bridge (0.8 miles).



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