Annual Awards For Excellence in HR 2023

Entry for the 2023 Annual Awards for Excellence in HR is now closed.


Entries received after the 29th July will not be considered as valid entries. Judging for awards will take place in early August and a shortlist of finalists will be published shortly afterwards.

Now in our 27th year, The Annual Awards for Excellence in HR are the highlight of our social events calendar. Held each September, the Awards give those working within the sector a chance to demonstrate and recognise a team or individual who have shown great people practices. Our 2022 Awards were our biggest to date with over 300+ guests joining us at The Pan Pacific in the city of London.

Following the success of our 2022 awards we expect our 2023 to be equally popular. This year's award ceremony will be taking place on Friday 29th September 2023 at Nobu London Portman Square, located in Marylebone in London's West End, with excellence transport links at Bond Street, Marble Arch or Baker Street. Once again, we will be raising funds for our three partner charities; Hospitality Action and Springboard and Walk for Wellbeing.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased via our Events page. 

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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.

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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.