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The Rewards

17:00 - 23:00
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The 11th annual Rewards: Dates of the most distinguished event in the industry’s calendar to be announced soon

New dates for the 11th edition of The Rewards will be announced soon. In the meantime, nominations for The Reward 300 are now open and you can nominate the champions and leaders of the reward, payroll sector here.


The ‘Decade Edition’ of The Rewards, broadcasted digitally on 10 December 2020, also featured The Reward 300 Awards - celebrating the work of both The Reward 300 and wider profession during COVID-19. In these uncertain times, the employers, teams and individuals doing an exemplary job have not be forgotten: we’ve celebrated their outstanding achievements and commitments to their teams.


Congratulations to all the winners!



View the 2020 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 to witness the winner announcements and join fellow payroll, reward and HR professionals in celebrating the very best in our industry.


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Why you should attend


The Rewards are the industry’s leading independent payroll awards. Returning for the 10th 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 including the Reward 300
  2. Support the stars of the rewards industry
  3. Be dazzled by a night of entertainment
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2020 Judges View All

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2020 Judges

Aaron Mudd

Global Payroll and Benefits
DECIEM | The Abnormal Beauty Company

Adele Hauxwell

Payroll Manager

Amiel Barrimond

Global Reward Manager
Dixons Carphone

Brian Lee

Payroll Admin

Brian Sparling

Senior Global Operations Manager

Elizabeth Strong

European Employee Services Lead
Kerry Group

Hazel Robinson

Reward & Benefits Partne
Arsenal Football Club

Heidi Watson

Payroll and benefits manager
Swan Housing Group

Henry Tapper


Ian Davis

Head of Payroll
Direct Line Group

Ian Hodson

Head of Reward / Deputy Director of HR
University of Lincoln

Jamie Flarry

Employee Accounting Manager

john stonestreet

head of payroll and pensions
essex police and kent police

Julie Northover

Payroll Specialist

Kay Ingram

Director of Public Policy
LEBC Group

Ken Pullar

Chief Executive

Kevin Waller

Payroll Consultant
Your Payroll Team

Liz Robins

Managing Partner
AS Robins

Lou Gray

Head of Transitions and Operations

Mareena Flint

HR Director
Everyday Loans

Maria Stark

EMEA Payroll & HR Services Manager
Aveva Solutions

Megan O’Shaughnessy

Head of consumer reward

michelle sutton

Head of rewrad
Suez recycling and recovery UK ltd

Neil Robson


Rebecca Mullins


Sian Evans

Director of HR Operations
StepChange Debt Charity

Simon Parsons

Director UK Compliance Strategies
SD Worx

Stu Clennell

Head of Payroll Operations

Susan Ball

Employer Solutions Partner

Suzanne Foody

Benefits & Reward Manager
Sunrise Senior Living UK

Tim Robertson

UK Compensation & Benefits

Tracey Newton

Director of Colleague Experience
Yorkshire Building Society

Winners 2020


Winners 2020



Shortlist 2020


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.


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Best Business Award

sponsored by Ceridian

Crowe UK – Employment Tax and Share Plans

Best Employer Award

sponsored by Ceridian


Best Leader Award

sponsored by CIPP

Annette McDermott, Howden Group Holdings

Best Manager Award

sponsored by CIPP

Rachel Eblett, YBS

Best Reward Strategy

YBS Reward Team

Crisis Management Award

Howden Group Holdings - HR Operations Team - Payroll

Customer Service Award

Intelligo's Managed Service Payroll Department

Employee Benefits Provider Award


Global Payroll Award

sponsored by Cintra HR and Payroll Services


In-house Team Award

sponsored by Cintra HR and Payroll Services

Payroll Howden Group Holdings

Innovation Award

sponsored by Immedis

SSCL (Shared Services Connected)

Next Generation Award

Shadon Jarman, Adecco Group UK & Ireland

Payments Provider Award


Payroll & HR Provider Award

sponsored by The Payroll Centre


Payroll and HR Software Product Award

sponsored by Cintra HR and Payroll Services


Public Sector Team Award

Essex Police and Kent Police

Rising Star Award

sponsored by Cintra HR and Payroll Services

Ryan Witter, Howden Group Holdings

Service Provider Team Award

sponsored by The Payroll Centre

SSCL (Shared Services Connected) - Payroll Team

Specialist Payroll & HR Provider Award

FC Payroll Solutions

Technology Award

Zest Technology

Wellbeing Provision Award

University of Lincoln - Wellbeing Virtualisation Project

The Reward 300 Award

John Stonestreet, Essex Police and Kent Police

Payroll Leader


Reward Industry Luminary

Lisa Grover, The Salvation Army

Knowledge & Professional Services Leader

Barry Matthews, Paycircle

Pension Professional Leader

Kay Ingram, LEBC

HR Leader

Mareena Flint, Everyday Loans

Employee Benefits Expert

Laura Jackson, Credit Suisse

Employment Lawyer Leader

Madeleine Mould, Blake Morgan







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:

  • Unrivaled 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

Become a sponsor


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 via email.



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Reward & Payroll Summit



Taking pace during the day of The Rewards, the Reward & Payroll Summit focuses on the key trends and challenges across the pay and reward landscape, including the effects Covid-19 has had on both employers and employees.


You will have the opportunity to hear from key speakers working within reward. They will share their experiences over the last year - how they, their teams and companies have adapted for the future.


Topics covered will include financial wellbeing, employee engagement, taboo subjects such as menopause and fertility policies and impending legislation that was halted or suspended as a result of the virus. We will also look at the changing approach to flexible working and why employee communication is important now more than ever.



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