Employee Wellbeing Awards 2019

Independent awards to benchmark and celebrate the pioneers of employee wellbeing

07/02/2019 14:00 - 22:00 Ham Yard Hotel and BAFTA @ 195 Piccadilly

The Employee Wellbeing Awards 2019

Register your interest in the 2020 Employee Wellbeing Awards

The Employee Wellbeing Awards benchmark and celebrate the pioneers of employee wellbeing.  

On 7 February our 2019 finalists were given the unique opportunity to share their ideas and experience with one another during an inspiring afternoon of round tables and discussion groups. This was followed by a sparkling evening ceremony where our 2019 winners were revealed by the BBC's Kate Silverton who welcomed them to the stage at BAFTA, London. 

Congratulations to all who won, and thank you to our entrants, judges, and sponsors who made the awards possible. 


The winners of The Employee Wellbeing Awards 2019 are:

Newcomer – Private Sector
Winner: Carlsberg
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Newcomer – Public and Third Sector
Winner: The Challenge Network (TCN)
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Most Improved
Winner: North Bristol NHS Trust
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Innovation
Winner: Croydon Council
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Financial
Winner: Yorkshire Building Society
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Commended: Shell International Ltd

Physical Wellbeing
Winner: United Utilities
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Social Wellbeing In The Workplace
Winner: Aviva
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Mental Wellbeing Fewer than 5,000 employees
Winner: Yorkshire Building Society
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Commended: Companies House

Mental Wellbeing More than 5,000 employees
Winner: United Utilities
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Leadership and Culture
Winner: Three UK
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Global
Winner: Wells Fargo
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Benefits Strategy
Winner: The Hyde Group
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Total Strategy
Winner: Cafcass
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The REBA Pinnacle Award
Winner: Aviva
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The REBA Vanguard Award
Winner: Dr Shaun Davis, Global director of safety, health, wellbeing and sustainability at Royal Mail Group
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The REBA Visionary Award
Winner: António Horta-Osório CEO of Lloyds Banking Group
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Meet the judges

Beth Robotham

Vice Chair, Executive Director


Mark Hashimi

Head of Workplace Wellbeing, Mind (Hammersmith & Fulham)


Michael Heyworth, FCSI

Executive Director


Richard Farrar

Group Pensions & Benefits Manager


Rosemary Lemon, Hay Group

Rosemary Lemon

Group Head of Reward


Sandra Perlaki

UK HR Policy & Benefits Manager


Sheila Champion-Smeeth

Sheila Champion-Smeeth

Total Reward Consultant EMEA


Thomas Hiles

Group Benefits Manager, UK


Tony Vickers-Byrne

Chief Adviser for HR Practice


Zoe Brunswick

HR Director


Maggie Williams

Content Director


Karl Simons

Chief Health, Safety & Security Officer


Dani Brackpool

Benefits Manager


Debi O'Donovan

Debi O'Donovan

Director


Diane Rudge

Head of Wellbeing


Fiona Buchanan

EVP Human Resources


Gareth Whalley

Gareth Whalley

Director of Total Rewards


Ian Hodson

Head of Reward


Jay Brewer

Health and Wellbeing Manager, UK, Ireland & Europe


Judith Grant

Director of Health and Wellbeing


Julie Pateman

VP International Compensation


Louise Aston

Louise Aston

Wellbeing Director


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2019 categories


ENTIRES AND NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

EMPLOYEE WELLBEING AWARD: TOTAL STRATEGY
This top-level award will tell the industry, government, competitors and employees which UK employer is best for employee wellbeing. It will celebrate employers which view wellbeing as a part of their overall business strategy.

EMPLOYEE WELLBEING AWARD: MOST IMPROVED
This award will celebrate those employers which are already on the wellbeing journey. REBA recognises that with wellbeing it can take many years to achieve a fully-embedded strategy, so we would like to the recognise the achievements of those employers which are in the process of making great strides.

EMPLOYEE WELLBEING AWARD: NEWCOMER
Taking the first steps in a health and wellbeing strategy is hard, so REBA would like to recognise those organisations which have successfully implemented the first phase(s) or initiatives of a wellbeing strategy.

EMPLOYEE WELLBEING AWARD: GLOBAL
This award will celebrate those employers running successful health and wellbeing strategies across more than one country or globally. Winners of this award will be able to demonstrate what challenges they have overcome, given the multi-country or global nature of the strategy.

EMPLOYEE WELLBEING AWARD: INNOVATION
This award will honour employers who are evolving wellbeing strategies in a way that other employers can learn from. Winners of this award will be able to demonstrate how they have successfully implemented something that no other employer has implemented before.

EMPLOYEE WELLBEING AWARD: LEADERSHIP AND CULTURE
This award will celebrate employers which can demonstrate that they are a business which puts wellbeing at the heart of its culture, championed by its leadership (from top executives through to senior line managers).

EMPLOYEE WELLBEING AWARD: PHYSICAL
This award will recognise those employers which have proactively put in place a well thought through strategy to encourage and promote physical health among their employees.

EMPLOYEE WELLBEING AWARD: MENTAL
This award will recognise those employers which have proactively put in place a well thought through strategy to encourage and promote mental health among their employees.

EMPLOYEE WELLBEING AWARD: FINANCIAL
This award will recognise those employers which have proactively put in place a well thought through strategy to encourage and promote financial wellness among their employees.

EMPLOYEE WELLBEING AWARD: SOCIAL WELLBEING IN THE WORKPLACE
This award will recognise those employers which ensure their strategies include the importance of social relationships within the workplace to increase wellbeing. Winners of this award will be able to demonstrate how they put in place initiatives which build positive relationships, a sense of belonging and inclusion, as well as recognition and positive motivation.

EMPLOYEE WELLBEING AWARD: BENEFITS STRATEGY
This award will recognise those employers which have effectively worked to integrate wellbeing as an effective part of their overall employee benefits strategy.

WELLBEING VANGUARD AWARD
Open for entries and nominations by our Jury, this award is for in-house HR, reward, benefits or wellbeing practitioners who are leading the way in how they implement and champion wellbeing within their organisations.

WELLBEING VISIONARY AWARD
Open for entries and nominations by our Jury, this award is for leaders/visionaries who are working to improve employee wellbeing nationally or across specific regions or sectors.

REBA PINNACLE AWARD
This category cannot be entered, but instead will be awarded by REBA to an employer either showing excellence across more than one category, or exceptional excellence in their winning category.


Awards timeline
3 September 2018  - Open for entries and nominations
16 November 2018 - Final deadline for entries and nominations
7 February 2019 - Exclusive afternoon peer-to-peer workshops

                                          Evening awards ceremony announcing all winners


Feedback from the day … 


“Fantastic event - both the conference part and the awards ceremony. Thank you to everyone involved in organising it, congratulations to everyone nominated for awards.” - Peter Smith, Future Planning Manager at YBS (via LinkedIn)

“What an amazing event - well done. Congratulations to all entrants and winners alike. Personally I am thrilled to have been awarded the Vanguard Award. Shocked! Delighted! Honoured! The fact I was nominated and recognised in this way makes it all the more cherished.” - Dr Shaun Davis, Global Director of Safety, Health, Wellbeing and Sustainability at Royal Mail Group (via Twitter)

“Very proud to take home the Benefits Strategy Award at last night's #EWBAwards19 for our four pillar wellbeing strategy” - The Hyde Group (via Twitter)

“Well done everyone at REBA for organising a great event. Some very inspirational projects being celebrated.” - Samantha Maxwell-Read, Group Managing Director at Expand Executive Search (via LinkedIn)

“Thoroughly enjoyed an inspiring & engaging day at the @REBA_Global #ewbawards19 yesterday. So great to see so many firms embracing wellbeing in the workplace, across all pillars, & recognising the correlation between them all! Great work!” - Marcus Read, Director - Financial Education at Close Brothers (via Twitter)

“Great event REBA! A pleasure to judge and celebrate all the amazing wellbeing achievements of so many companies.” - Daniella Brackpool - Benefits Manager - Virgin Atlantic (via LinkedIn)


 

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