For its 11th year, The Rewards will be back in-person on 7 December. Don’t miss the most distinguished event in the industry’s calendar
The Rewards will be back, in-person, on 7 December! As the UK’s transition towards a new normal progresses steadily, the reward and payroll community continues to play a vital role in keeping the economy together.
Stories of unwavering support, astute solutions, and relentless efforts throughout this trying period are waiting to be shared. Now is the time to shine a light on the teams and companies that have continuously gone above and beyond! Your mission is simple:
• Look at the many categories available that celebrate excellence in payroll, HR, pensions, reward and employee benefits
• Select the ones that are relevant to you, your teams and your business
• Take the time to build a powerful, inspiring story
• Submit your nomination
2021 NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN
The Rewards are the industry’s leading independent pay and reward awards. Returning for the 11th year, the awards ceremony is a night to remember for everyone attending, including key payroll, reward, pension and HR decision makers. Here’s why you should attend:
- Make your team feel valued: Celebrating the industry’s outstanding achievements will stress the vital role played by your team
- Inspire your teams to be the best they can be by looking at the independently judged ’best in class’
- Be a supportive voice in the community by cheering for the rising stars and leaders
- Seize your chance to network with top names in the industry
- Embark on a fun evening and enjoy an excuse to dress up again (and not just from the waist up!)
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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.
Best Business Award
sponsored by Ceridian
Crowe UK – Employment Tax and Share Plans
Best Employer Award
sponsored by Ceridian
Best Leader Award
Annette McDermott, Howden Group Holdings
Best Manager Award
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
In-house Team Award
Payroll Howden Group Holdings
SSCL (Shared Services Connected)
Next Generation Award
Shadon Jarman, Adecco Group UK & Ireland
Payments Provider Award
Payroll & HR Provider Award
Payroll and HR Software Product Award
Public Sector Team Award
Essex Police and Kent Police
Rising Star Award
Ryan Witter, Howden Group Holdings
Service Provider Team Award
SSCL (Shared Services Connected) - Payroll Team
Specialist Payroll & HR Provider Award
FC Payroll Solutions
Wellbeing Provision Award
University of Lincoln - Wellbeing Virtualisation Project
The Reward 300 Award
Aaron Mudd, DECIEM | THE ABNORMAL BEAUTY COMPANY
Reward Industry Luminary
Lisa Grover, The Salvation Army
Knowledge & Professional Services Leader
Barry Matthews, Paycircle
Pension Professional Leader
Kay Ingram, LEBC
Mareena Flint, Everyday Loans
Employee Benefits Expert
Laura Jackson, Credit Suisse
Employment Lawyer Leader
Madeleine Mould, Blake Morgan
The Rewards 2021 categories
Click on one of the categories below and login or register for free to view the entry page, what the judges are looking for and to start your entries. From there you can enter as many categories as you wish and can edit and return to your entries as many times as you like before the final deadline.
ENTRY FEE AND DEADLINE
Early entry until 3 September: £150 +VAT per entry
Final entry until 1 October: £250 +VAT per entry
All materials will remain confidential to the judges. Winning case studies may be used in post-event materials to promote best practice, but permission will be sought from entrants before publishing.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
By entering the awards, you are agreeing to our terms & conditions. Please click here to view the full terms & conditions.
It’s mandatory for shortlisted companies to have at least one representative at the awards ceremony to collect their award should they win. Therefore, every shortlisted entry has a single seat at the Awards Dinner. Entrants reaching the provisional shortlist will be contacted prior to the public announcement of the full shortlist to pay for your reserved seat and discuss optional table bookings and promotional opportunities. The shortlist will not include entrants who have not secured their seat as once the shortlist is announced publicly, tables sell fast. Therefore, to ensure the full shortlist can attend we have put this measure in place.
Please contact Ioana Damu via email.
Nominations welcome from businesses in the payroll, HR, pensions, benefits and reward space that can quantify their success, growth and innovation..
Nominations welcome from companies in reward, payroll, HR, pensions and benefits, that can quantify their staff satisfaction levels and demonstrate a commitment to employee engagement and development.
Nominations welcome for senior payroll, HR, pensions and reward managers who are widely recognised by colleagues and staff as inspirational, people-focused leaders.
Applications welcome from payroll, HR, pensions and reward managers who have demonstrated outstanding performance.
Applications welcome from any suppliers in the pay and reward space that has had a successful and impactful rebrand since 1 April 2020.
Applications welcome from any company or organisation that can show they have an innovative reward strategy which engages and enhances their employees’ lives.
Nominations welcome from both in-house and supplier teams within payroll, reward, HR, benefits and pensions, that have proactively and efficiently dealt with the COVID-19 outbreak.
Applications welcome from payroll, HR, benefits, pensions and reward teams or service providers that can quantify and demonstrate outstanding customer service since 1 April 2020.
Applications welcome from any company or organisation that has promoted diversity and inclusion within their own workforce, as well as organisations that have contributed to industry-wide initiatives.
Applications welcome from employee benefits providers.
Applications welcomed by payroll teams dealing with global, multi-country or expatriate payrolls, who are delivering cost-effective and accurate payrolls.
Applications welcome from in-house payroll, HR, pensions and reward teams that have demonstrated outstanding performance.
Applications welcome from any company or organisation that has carried out a project to introduce, innovate or transform a system.
Applications welcome from any apprentice or student, in the reward profession, whether that be payroll, benefits, HR or pensions* and be actively studying.
Applications welcome from organisations delivering international and/or UK-based payroll payments.
Applications welcome from providers of payroll and HR systems and software products, new or existing.
Applications welcome from providers of outsourced, fully-managed or bureau services.
Applications welcome from in-house public sector payroll, HR, pensions and benefits teams that have demonstrated outstanding performance.
Applications welcome from all payroll, HR, pensions, employee benefits and reward staff that have less than three years’ industry service.
Applications welcome from bureau or outsourced payroll, HR and reward teams that have demonstrated outstanding performance.
Applications welcome from providers of specialist or niche outsourced, fully-managed or bureau services.
Applications welcome from in-house teams or software/service providers. Applications should highlight how technology has helped to enhance work in the payroll, HR, pensions, benefits or reward space, providing significant benefits to service provision since 1 April 2020.
Applications welcome from organisations supplying workplace pension schemes compliant with auto-enrolment legislation.
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
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.
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.
As we celebrate the return to normalcy with the roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine, we want to reiterate our commitment to follow government guidelines to deliver a safe, enjoyable evening.
We hope you will join us for a celebratory evening of industry achievements by selecting one of the below options.
Please remember that the earlier you book, the more you save, as there will be prices increments up until 9 December.
|Three-course meal, incl. coffee and petit fours|
|Half a bottle of wine per person|
|2 bottles of champagne and 10 beer bottles in a bucket|
|Super early bird price|
(For 10 people)
(For 10 people)
(For 10 people)
(For 10 people)
Single Ticket (Silver Zone - min 2 tickets)
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*Minimum of 2 tickets
Until the government guidelines are clearer around bigger events taking place, we are offering our customers a non-refundable table deposit option which will allow you to secure your table in your desired location but will also transfer into a company license if the event is unable to be run physically. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.