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The Rewards

Thu Dec 5, 2019
19:00 - 01:00
Hilton London Bankside

The leading independent awards for payroll, HR and reward professionals

The Rewards 2018 have now concluded - thank you to all our attendees and sponsors.

The hugely popular ceremony The Rewards, previously the Payroll World Awards, will return for its 9th year in 2019

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.


The Rewards Winners 2018

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.


2018 Winners

Recognising high achievement

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, rewards and HR professionals in celebrating the very best in our industry.




2018 Category sponsors



Judges View All


Neil Robson

Benefits Contracts & Payroll Manager
Northumbrian Water

Chris Watt

Payright Business Leader

Liz Robins

Managing Partner
AS Robins

Adele Hauxwell

Payroll Manager
XPO Logistics

Norman Green

Independent payroll consultant
Norman F Green

Henry Tapper

Pension Playpen

Brian Sparling

Payroll Delivery Manager
Ceridian Europe

Ian Hodson

Head of Reward
University of Lincoln

Julie Northover

Payroll & HR consultant
Pay Partner

Helen Hargreaves

Associate Director of Policy
The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP)

Charles Cotton

Performance and Reward Advisor

Julia Harris

Group Payroll Manager
Foster Partners

Alastair Kendrick

Employment tax consultant
AK Employment Tax Services

David Robertson

Executive Director EMEA Payroll
Morgan Stanley



Sponsor The Rewards 2018


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Why sponsor

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

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. Guarantee you get the best out of this by contacting our team on 020 7940 4801 or via email.


Become a sponsor today

Category sponsor

FMP Global
Category sponsor cintra
The Payroll Centre
SD Worx
Investors in People
Smart Pension
Emerge Secure
Western Union

2018 Winners

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.



Winner Rewards 2018 -1


Best Business Award

sponsored by Smart Pension

Winner Rewards 2018 -2

Cintra HR & Payroll Services

Best Employer Award

sponsored by The Payroll Centre

Winner Rewards 2018 -3

Tracey Newton, Yorkshire Building Society

Best Leader Award

sponsored by Investors in People

Winner Rewards 2018 -4

Lindsey Froud, NHS Payroll Services

Best Manager Award

sponsored by SD Worx

Winner Rewards 2018 -5

Casey Beattie, CIS Security

Rising Star Award

sponsored by FMP Global

Winner Rewards 2018 -6


International Payroll Award

Winner Rewards 2018 -7

IRIS Software

Payroll and HR Software Product Award

Winner Rewards 2018 -8

NHS Payroll Services

Public Sector Team Awards

Sponsored by Payslip Secure

Winner Rewards 2018 -9

Cintra HR & Payroll Services

Customer Service Award

Winner Rewards 2018 -10


Payroll & HR Provider Award

sponsored by PensionSync

Winner Rewards 2018 -11


International Payments Provider Award

Winner Rewards 2018 -12

The Orbis Partnership

Pensions Technology Award

Winner Rewards 2018 -13

Aviva Corporate Workplace Benefits

Workplace Pension Provider Award

Winner Rewards 2018 -14


Specialist Payroll & HR Provider Team Award

Winner Rewards 2018 -15


Employee Benefits Provider Award

Winner Rewards 2018 -16


Technology Award

Winner Rewards 2018 -17

SSCL Government Payroll Delivery Team

Service Provider Team Award

Winner Rewards 2018 -18

Adecco Group UK & Ireland

In-house Team Award

sponsored by Cintra HR & Payroll Services

Winner Rewards 2018 -19

Eira Hammond, Chair of the CIPP

The Reward 300 Award



Book a table at the Rewards 2018

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.




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 eighth year, the awards ceremony is a night to remember for everyone attending. Attendees represent key payroll, reward, 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 live entertainment
  5. Located in a spectacular location in the heart of central London

Book your table or seats online or contact a member of our award team on
020 7940 4801.

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Hilton London Bankside

2-8 Great Suffolk Street





Hilton London Bankside location is near a number of transport hubs, including:

Underground stations:
Average walking time from Hilton London Bankside
- Southwark (Jubilee Line) – 5 minutes
- Blackfriars (District and Circle) – 6 minutes
- Waterloo (Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo and City lines) – 10 minutes
- London Bridge (Northern and Jubilee) – 10 minutes

Overground stations:
Average walking time from Hilton London Bankside
- Waterloo East (via Southwark Tube Station Entrance) - 5 minutes
- Blackfriars (direct connections to Gatwick Airport) - 6 minutes
- London Bridge - 10 minutes


London airports:

City Airport

Distance from Hotel:7.8 mi.

Drive Time: 29 min.


Heathrow Airport

Distance from Hotel:18 mi.

Drive Time:38 min.


Gatwick Airport

Distance from Hotel:27 mi.

Drive Time:1 hr.

General Contacts


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The Conference



The UK’s biggest independent payroll and reward conference returns for its 14th year. Gain the latest updates across crucial topics that effect the payroll and reward profession.



Agenda highlights:


• Gauge the changing role of payroll in the wider organisation; discussion lead by a panel of your peers

• Receive crucial regulatory updates; employment status, termination payments and tax free childcare

• Understand the measures necessary to minimise payroll fraud and avoid costly fines

• Analysis of changes to income tax and national insurance

• Hear from your peers on how to apply payroll data in gender pay gap reporting

• Understand how Bureaux are addressing the auto-enrolment needs of small and micro-businesses

• Explore how key players implement an effective payroll solution abroad


Find out more


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