Outstanding Leader of the Year (Tom Crowley Award)

This is a truly special award for an individual line manager who really embodies excellent people management skills within their department. The Tom Crowley Award recognises an individual line manager, in any function across the organisation, not necessarily HR, this could go to an Executive Chef, Housekeeper or Restaurant Manager. Someone who has promoted recognition in the workplace takes time to get to know their team, celebrate successes with their teams and really delivers excellence in people best practise. The judges will be looking for evidence that this person gets on and manages and develops the potential in their people. They are the line manager their people trust and will go that extra mile for. They are able to demonstrate their effectiveness through tangible results such as staff surveys, retention or other business measures. The winner of this special award will receive a beautiful handcrafted bronze statue for the year.

1. How has this manager influenced their employees to excel in their job role? Why do they deserve to be recognised for this award?

2. How has this manager promoted the concept of recognition in the workplace when the team does well and how do they celebrate success with their team?

3. What is it about this manager that makes outstanding, sets them apart from others and why they are great at managing teams and delivering results through people?

4. How does this leader demonstrate they have improved business results through the way they manage their team? (Please provide evidence and tangible results or measurements).