The annual CIPD North East of England HR&D Awards are the region’s most prestigious awards for HR and people development. Delivered in association with The Journal and associate sponsors Nigel Wright, the awards recognise and celebrate outstanding HR&D achievements and impact on business success. The awards allow you to share best practice and be recognised by the profession and wider business community in the North East whilst inspiring future practitioners and businesses.

'It was a fantastic evening and a great opportunity to celebrate the success of our team. I am incredibly proud and it’s fantastic that our efforts have been recognised by such a prestigious body.'
Julia Potts, Head of HR at Hitachi Rail - winners of the HR&D Team of the Year 2016 Award

The next awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 22 June 2017 at the Newcastle Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne.

The closing date for submissions is Friday 7th April 2017 - submit your entry here

Submit your application for the CIPD HR&D North East of England Awards by 5.00 pm on Friday 31 March 2017 and you will be automatically entered into the prize draw for 2 free tickets, worth £198.00 + vat, to attend the Awards Evening on 22 June 2017. The winner will be picked from a ‘hat’ by one of our guest judges.

Download booking form and reserve your tickets

In the meantime, take a look at photos from our 2016 awards ceremony.

CIPD North East of England HR&D Awards 2016


The CIPD North East of England Awards will feature eight categories this year. Each category recognises the impact HR&D professionals have on businesses and their people.

North East Awards 2017

2017 Finalists

The finalists for the CIPD North East of England HR&D Awards 2017 have now been confirmed.

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