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The Rewards

Wed Nov 7, 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 7th 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 close to 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!


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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


Category sponsors












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
XPO Logistics

Norman Green

Independent payroll consultant
Norman F Green

Henry Tapper

First Actuarial

Brian Sparling

Payroll Delivery Manager

Ian Hodson

Reward and Benefits Manager
University of Lincoln

Julie Northover

Payroll & HR consultant

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
MHA Macintyre Hudson Corporate Finance

David Robertson

Executive Director EMEA Payroll
Morgan Stanley | Global Capital Markets


Shortlist 2018


Best Business Award:

Sponsored by Smart Pension

  • Being by The Big Know
  • Crowe UK
  • Datassist
  • EPM
  • FMP Global
  • Liaison
  • Mazars
  • Modulr
  • PayDashboard
  • The Learn Centre
  • Their Perfect Gift

Best Employer Award:

Sponsored by Learn Payroll

  • activpayroll
  • Anderson Anderson & Brown
  • Cintra HR & Payroll Services
  • EPM
  • FMP Global
  • SD Worx
  • University of Lincoln
  • VHR
  • Yorkshire Building Society

Best Leader Award:

Sponsored by Investors in People

  • Ian Hodson, University of Lincoln
  • Sarah Woodwark, Adecco UK & Ireland
  • Sharon Tayfield, BDO
  • Stu Clennell, Sopra Steria (SSCL)
  • Tracey Newton, Yorkshire Building Society

Best Manager Award:

Sponsored by SD Worx

  • Claire Kennedy, University of Lincoln
  • Lee Willis, Sopra Steria (SSCL)
  • Lindsey Froud, NHS Payroll Services
  • Michele Whitehead, Adecco Group UK & Ireland
  • Paul Gibbons, PayDashboard

Customer Service Award:

  • 6CATS International
  • BDO
  • Cintra HR & Payroll Services
  • EPM
  • iiPay
  • Liaison
  • Mazars
  • University of Lincoln
  • We Payroll Services

Employee Benefits Provider Award:

  • AAB Corporate Benefits Team
  • Being by The Big Know
  • Benefex
  • by pensionsync
  • Charities Aid Foundation
  • Direct Line Group
  • Perkbox
  • Sodexo

In-House Team Award:

Sponsored by Cintra HR & Payroll Services

  • Adecco Group UK & Ireland
  • Inmarsat - Global Payroll Team
  • Norse Group Payroll
  • Sunrise Senior Living

International Payments Provider Award:

  • Cambridge Global Payments
  • Frontierpay
  • IFX Payments
  • Modulr
  • TransferMate Global Payments
  • Western Union Business

International Payroll Award:

  • activpayroll
  • BDO
  • Deliveroo Payroll Team
  • iiPay
  • Immedis
  • Mazars
  • PwC - Complete Payroll


The Reward 300 Award

To be announced on the night

Payroll & HR Provider Award:

Sponsored by PensionSync

  • Cascade HR
  • EPM
  • FMP Global
  • Intelligo Software
  • MHR
  • Moorepay
  • SD Worx
  • Symatrix
  • The Orbis Partnership
  • We Payroll Services

Payroll & HR Software Product Award:

  • Flexiwage
  • IRIS Software
  • Jane Systems
  • MHR
  • Modulr

Pensions Technology Award:

  • PensionSync
  • The Orbis Partnership

Public Sector Team Award:

Sponsored by EPayslip Secure

  • Loughborough University Payroll & Pensions Team
  • NHS Payroll Services
  • Southport College HR Services Team
  • University of Lincoln

Rising Star Award:

Sponsored by FMP Global

  • Adam Ellison, Cintra HR & Payroll Services
  • Casey Beattie, CIS Security
  • Eleanor Flo Partridge, CE Back Office
  • Joe Willey, University of Lincoln

Service Provider Team Award:

  • activpayroll
  • BDO
  • Crowe UK
  • FMP Global
  • Mazars
  • Modulr
  • PM+M
  • SSCL Government Payroll Delivery Team

Specialist Payroll & HR Provider Award:

  • Elements Global Services
  • EPM
  • Futurelink Group
  • Liaison
  • Liberata

Technology Award:

  • activpayroll
  • Joint partnership: Activ8 and Liaison
  • Armstrong Watson Payroll Team
  • Benefex
  • by pensionsync
  • Data Clarity
  • Expenses by Selenity
  • Flexiwage
  • iiPay
  • Modulr
  • PayDashboard
  • Smart Pension
  • The Orbis Partnership
  • Xero

Workplace Pensions Provider Award:

  • Aviva Corporate Workplace Benefits
  • Smart Pension

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

Category sponsor

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


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.

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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


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