Annual Awards For Excellence in HR 2022

We are back! Get your posh frocks and black ties at the ready! 

We are delighted to announce that our 26th year of awards are now open for entries.


We know it has been an incredibly difficult few years for our sector so we are once again looking to recognise those wonderful HR teams and individuals within the hospitality sector for being creative and delivering People Excellence in all that they do. It will be your chance to demonstrate and recognise a team or individual efforts who have shown great people practices. Share some of your projects and initiatives that you have been working on to help support your teams and overcome some of the challenges we have seen as a result of Covid.

Entries close on Friday 22nd July 2022. Shortlist will be announced Friday  12th August 2022.

We cannot wait to sit down with you all over a delicious 3 course dinner, announce our awards and get up and dance on the floor (or tables) once again.  We have booked a fabulous new hotel to celebrate all that is Excellent in HR.

We will be holding our award ceremony on Friday 30th September 2022 at the Luxury 5-Star Pan Pacific London hotel, ideally located  opposite Liverpool Street station, Houndsditch EC3A 7AB. Book your tickets early to avoid disappointment  AS always, we will be raising funds for our two partner charities; Hospitality Action and Springboard and Walk for Calm.

Select a category to enter!


Any organisation in the hospitality sector may enter; the awards are open to (but not limited to) hotels, restaurants, high street retail café operators and contract caterers who are currently members of HR in hospitality or looking to join. These awards are Free to enter. We would welcome entries from the hospitality sector that are not currently members of HR in hospitality.

Entries must not exceed 1200 words and should fully answer the 4 key questions within each award category. If you experience any difficulty uploading your entry then please email your entry direct in either pdf or word format to Esther O’Halloran, Chair of HR in hospitality at

We would actively encourage you to include supporting material as evidence to help bring your entry to life; this does not contribute to the 1200-word limit of the entry document. No more than 5 supporting appendices please.

Supporting material may include, but is not limited to:

  • Photographs
  • Testimonials
  • Graphs/data
  • PDF’s of any printed material (adverts, brochures, news articles etc)
  • Links to videos.

HR in Hospitality for the attention of Esther 23 Wynton Gardens, London, SE25 5RS

Here are some tips on entering the awards:

  • Start Early! Give yourself time to write your entry. Consider using previous award entries that you have written.
  • Answer the question! Explain to the judges what you did, what was the impact and benefit to the business and fully answer each question
  • Keep it Simple! Give specific examples, stick to the facts, less fluff and no jargon!
  • Tell your story! Be passionate, engage your reader (judge) provide context!
  • Provide evidence! Use statistics, data and testimonials to prove your point.
  • Proof read! We strongly encourage you to proof read and spell check before uploading.
  • Stick to the word count! Please! Consider using bullet points to make things clear.