Annual Awards For Excellence in HR 2024

Now in our 28th 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. Each year our Awards go from strength to strength with our 2023 Awards our biggest and most successful to date with over 320 + guests joining us at Nobu London Portman Square.

The stage is set at The Londoners expansive ballroom and we're looking forward to you joining us for what we hope will be our biggest and best Awards ball to date!

Our 2024 awards will feature 11 award categories including our brand new award for Excellence in Recognition & Reward (sponsored by Huggg). Find out more below:


Entries for the 2024 awards are now open and will close on Friday 19th July.

This year’s award ceremony and ball will be taking place on Friday 27th September 2024 at THE LONDONER Hotel, located at Leicester Square in the heart of London’s West End, with excellence transport links close by at Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and mainline services at Charing Cross.

Our evening kicks off with reception drinks and Canapés from 6:30pm, followed by 3 course dinner (including wine) from 7:30pm with our awards presentation, charity raffle and auction, with dancing all the way through until 1:00am. Being in the heart of London’s west end means those of you who want to carry on dancing the night away are just a short walk away from numerous late night options (no long waits for taxi’s this year).

Tickets for our Awards always sell out fast, and we expect that this year will be no different. We feel our ticket pricing remains one of the best value awards evenings in the industry and we hope to see as many of you and your teams join us this September so please, Save the Date!

Once again we will be supporting Walk for Wellbeing and Hospitality Action as our leading charity partner for our 2024 Awards and will have some amazing auction prizes for you to bid for.

Dress Code: Black Tie   

GDPR: Please note that photographs and footage will be taken during this event. These will be used by HR in Hospitality and our partners for marketing and publicity in our publications, on our website and in social media or in any third party publication. Please contact if you have any concerns regarding this.

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.