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The Rewards

Thu Nov 8, 2018
19:00 - 01:00
Hilton London Bankside

The leading independent awards for payroll, HR and reward professionals

The hugely popular ceremony The Rewards, previously the Payroll World Awards, will return for its 8th year

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.


Award categories

With 20 categories including, Customer Service Award, Best Business Award and Best Manager Award, there’s never been a better time to get your entry in and receive the recognition you deserve!

You get on the with the job, behind the scenes, innovating, and always delivering for your workforce.


Take a look at the categories and pick the award you want to win in 2018!


View categories


Final entry deadline: 20 July 2018


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.


Order of Ceremonies


7.00pm Drinks reception

7.30pm Call to dinner

7.50pm Welcome speeches

8.00pm Dinner

9.50pm Celebrity host

10.05pm Awards ceremony

11.00pm The after party

2.00am Carriages


Dress code: Strictly black tie




Judges View All


Neil Robson

Benefits Contracts & Payroll Manager
Northumbrian Water

Chris Watt

Payright Business Leader

Liz Robins

Managing Partner
A s Robins

Ken Pullar

The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP)

Adele Hauxwell

Payroll Manager
Kuehne + Nagel

Norman Green

Independent payroll consultant
Norman F Green

Henry Tapper

Pensions Playpen
Alastair Kendrick

Alastair Kendrick

Employment Tax Specialist

Brian Sparling

Payroll Delivery Manager

Ian Hodson

Reward Manager
University of Lincoln

Julie Northover

Payroll & HR consultant

Helen Hargreaves

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

Charles Cotton

Performance and Reward Advisor



Free entries close 20 July

With payroll still at the heart of the event, The Rewards celebrates its 8th year with categories which reflect the widening remit of the profession and its close association with HR, reward, pensions and employee benefits.


This year the entry process has been revised. Instead of a two stage process, entries only require one stage of just 500 words. No need to complete a secondary entry form and submit further words.


New one stage entry process!

Step 1
Choose the award category you wish to enter


Step 2
Complete your 500-word entry


Step 3
Add supporting documentation and click submit


And that’s it! Your entry is complete.


Entries usually cost £200 but are free of charge until 20 July as entries are sponsored by The Learn Centre.


Enter now



2018 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 Provider Award

Payroll and HR Software Product Award

Pensions Technology Award

Public Sector Team Award

Rising Star Award

Service Provider Team Award

Specialist Payroll & HR Provider Award

Technology Award

The Reward 300 Award

Workplace Pensions Provider Award

Entry criteria


If you have any questions regarding awards entries please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our entry team on 020 7940 4801.


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Winners 2017

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.


Winners 2017

Winners 2017 - 1 Best Business Award - sponsored by FMP Global

Smart Pension

Best Business Award
-sponsored by FMP Global

 Winners 2017 - 2 Best Employer Award

Cintra HR & Payroll Services

Best Employer Award

Winners 2017 - 3 Best Leader Award

Justin Cottrell, FMP Global

Best Leader Award

Winner 2017 - 4  Best Manager Award - sponsored by The Learn Centre

Sharon Tayfield, BDO

Best Manager Award
sponsored by The Learn Centre

Winners 2017 - 5 Customer Service Award
Payroll Mania
Customer Service Award

Winners 2017 - 6 Employee Benefits Provider Award


Employee Benefits Provider Award

Winners 2017 - 7 In-house Team Award - sponsored by Cintra
Royal Mail

In-house Team Award

sponsored by Cintra HR & Payroll Services

Winners 2017 - 8 International Payments Provider Award

TransferMate Global Payments

International Payments Provider Award

Winners 2017 - 9 International Payroll Award - sponsored by EQ Global

International Payroll Award
sponsored by EQ Global
Winners 2017 - 10 Payroll & HR Provider Award
Cintra HR & Payroll Services

Payroll & HR Provider Award

Winners 2017 - 11 Payroll and HR Software Product Award

Expenses by Selenity

Payroll and HR Software Product Award

Winners 2017 - 12 Pensions Technology Award


Pensions Technology Award

Winners 2017 - 13  Public Sector Team Award

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Public Sector Team Award

Winners 2017 - 14 Rising Star Award

Adam Morgan, Cintra HR & Payroll Services

Rising Star Award

Winners 2017 - 15 Service Provider Team Award

Anderson Anderson & Brown
Service Provider Team Award

Winners 2017 - 16 Specialist Payroll & HR Provider Team Award

Specialist Payroll & HR Provider Team Award

Winners 2017 - 17 Technology Award


Technology Award
Winners 2017 - 18 Workplace Pension Provider Award

Smart Pension

Workplace Pension Provider Award

Winners 2017 - 19 Reward 100

Andrew Evans, Smart Pension

Reward 100 Award




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

2017 Category and drinks reception sponsor


2017 Category and photo booth sponsor


2017 Category sponsor

FMP Global
Learn Centre

2017 Event sponsor


2017 Charity sponsor

Help for Heroes


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

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

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