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The Rewards

Fri Dec 4, 2020
19:00 - 01:00
Hilton London Bankside

The Rewards, now in its 9th year, is the most distinguished event in the industry’s calendar


The Rewards 2019 has now concluded and Reward Strategy would like to thank everyone who entered and attended.

Congratulations to all the winners.


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.


Exciting categories include Best Business Award and Recruitment Provider Award, alongside ever-popular categories such as Best Leader Award and Rising Star Award, and many more.


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.


You can now book your place at The Rewards 2019, click below.


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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


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, 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 their ninth 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
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Speakers View All


Liz Robins

Managing Partner
AS Robins

Lou Gray

Head of Transitions

Megan O'Shaughnessy

Senior Consumer Reward

Ian Davis

Head of Payroll
Direct Line Group

Suzanne Foody

Benefits & Reward Manager
Sunrise Senior Living

Stu Clennell

Head of Payroll Operations
Shared Services Connected (SSCL)

Kevin Waller

Payroll Consultant
Your Payroll Team

Jamie Flarry

Employee Accounting Manager

Julie Northover ChFCIPPdip

Payroll Specialist

Heidi Watson

Payroll Manager
Benefit Cosmetics

Michelle Sutton

Head of Compensation and Reward
SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK Ltd

Tracey Newton

Director of People Performance
Yorkshire Building Society

Simon Parsons

Director of Payments Benefits & Compliance Strategies
SD Worx

Rebecca Mullins’s


Helen Hargreaves

Associate Director of Policy

Aaron Mudd

European Pay and Benefits Manager
Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

Susan Ball

Employer Solutions Partner
RSM UK Tax and Accounting

Ian Hodson

Head of Reward
University of Lincoln

Brian Sparling

Payroll Delivery Manager

Adele Hauxwell

Senior Manager
Trident Employment Services (Guersney) Ltd

Maria McGoldrick

European Payroll Manager

Ken Pullar

Chief Executive Officer

Henry Tapper


Winners 2019

Reward Strategy would like to congratulate all the winners of The Rewards 2019


Best Business Award - Up to 100 staff

The Payroll Centre


Best Business Award - Over 100 staff

Liaison Group


Best Employer Award

Cintra HR & Payroll Services


Best Leader Award - Up to 500 staff

Anne Reilly, Paycheck Plus


Best Leader Award - Over 500 staff

Stu Clennell, Shared Services Connected (SSCL)


Best Manager Award

Bróna Grogan, Paycheck Plus


Best Rebrand

Cintra HR & Payroll Services


Best Reward Strategy

Paycheck Plus


Customer Service Award

IRIS Software Group


Diversity & Inclusion Award

Punter Southall Aspire


Employee Benefits Provider Award



Global Payroll Award

Sponsored by Western Union



In-house Team Award

Sponsored by Cintra HR & Payroll Services

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust Payroll and Benefits Team


Innovation Award - Up to 100 staff

The Payroll Centre


Innovation Award - Over 100 staff

Shared Services Connected (SSCL)



International Payments Provider Award

Western Union Business Solutions


Next Generation Award - Up to 5,000 staff

Áine Crawley, Paychek Plus


Next Generation Award - Over 5,000 staff

Liam Gill,


Payments Provider Award



Payroll & HR Provider Award



Payroll & HR Software Product Award



Public Sector Team Award

University of Loughborough

“Ready to Retire” Award

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


Rising Star Award

Sponsored by FMP Global

Samantha Daly, Paycheck Plus


Service Provider Team Award - Up to 50,000 employees served monthly

Sponsored by The Payroll Centre



Service Provider Team Award - Over 50,000 employees served monthly

Sponsored by The Payroll Centre

SSCL - Government Payroll Delivery Team


Specialist Payroll & HR Provider Award

Dataplan Education


Technology Award

Selenity Expenses


Wellbeing Provision Award



Workplace Pension Provider Award

Smart Pension


Reward 300 Award

To be announced on the night








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 on 020 7940 4801 or via email.



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2019 Sponsor


Category sponsors





Past winners

Past 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.

winners 2017 winners 2016 winners 2015 winners 2014 winners 2013 winners 2012


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




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Hilton London Bankside
2-8 Great Suffolk St, London SE1 0UG

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






Payroll Autumn update conference, are you keeping compliant?

The UK’s biggest independent payroll and reward conference returns for its 15th year. Gain the latest updates across crucial topics that effect the payroll and reward profession.


Agenda highlights:


• Exploring both current and future trends of reward and payroll

• Receive crucial regulatory updates including; employment law, pension schemes and income tax

• Hear how your peers are tackling minority pay gaps and improving pay transparency

• Find out how key players are segmenting reward strategies to tailor to all audiences

• Determining how to provide well-being support for all employees successfully

• Consider new policies on parental leave and the impact on the gender equality gap

• Contemplate the consequences of Brexit’s uncertainty on the UK workforce



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Features - based on a table of ten

Sparkling drinks reception

Sumptuous three-course meal with wine followed by coffee and petit fours

Entertainment provided

After-party with dancing until 2am

A bucket of 10 premium beers

Two bottles of premium champagne

Table entertainment





Gold Silver Bronze








All prices are exclusive of VAT.

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 at 020 7940 4801.

Winners packages


License to use The Rewards winner’s logo
The Reawards certificate
Winners photo of you collecting the award
Judges’ comments
Full page advert in printed RewardsStratgey Magazine

Double page piece of collaborative content detailing what set your company apart from other finalists


Price if you book a full table

Price without a table booking


Premium plus













£4,495 £1,995 £995


Want to know more about the winner’s packages? Send us an email or call us on 020 7940 4835

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