The British HR Awards is an annual campaign that sets out to discover and celebrate the organisations and individuals that are truly passionate about delivering a world-class people experience.
Not only did VIOOH win ‘Technology Company of the Year’, but our Head of People Liz Dowling was also highly commended in the ‘Leader of the Year’ category. Liz joined VIOOH at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and spearheaded our Future VIOOH work, building our hybrid working model and helping position VIOOH as we are today, providing an amazing people-first experience for our employees.
Firms taking part in the awards included innovative start-ups to tech unicorns, global giants, not for profits, and everything in between. Winners were revealed at a special celebration event in London, hosted by comedian Sally-Anne Hayward.
The British HR Awards 2022 judges included:
Mel Willsmore, People Director at Strike
Perry Timms, Chief Energy Officer at People and Transformational HR
Kelly Stokes, HR Director at Aldi UK
Hannah Reid, People Director at Apple
Melanie Punch, Head of UK Careers at Investec
Neil Piper, Chief People Officer at KFC
Daniel Kasmir, Chief People and Procurement Officer at TalkTalk
Nate Harwood, Founder at New Possible
“At VIOOH, our number one strategic goal is to be a great place to work. Over the past 24 months, we have put our VIOOHer’s experience at the heart of what we do, so it is wonderful to see that we have been recognised as leading the way by New Possible and their judging panel, “ said Jane Mason, Chief People Officer at VIOOH.
“Through our Future VIOOH programme, we’ve partnered with our leaders, senior management, and our incredible People Team to co-create a model that will help VIOOH win in the market by attracting, developing, and retaining brilliant and diverse talent. Coupled with Liz’s hard work, dedication, and relentless execution of this programme, we were able to drive the change required to help get where we are today,” added Mason.
Nate Harwood, Founder of New Possible and British HR Awards judge said: “The British HR Awards have a single aim, to recognise the organisations and individuals that are shaping a new possible for the future of work. We believe that a great people experience is essential to building a healthy business and we’re immensely proud to celebrate the leaders that are being bold, transforming the people experience and helping to showcase the best of British HR. Congratulations VIOOH and all the Winners and Finalists.”
Since June 2020, at VIOOH we’ve been building a safe, inclusive, and people-first workspace, keeping our employee experience at the forefront of everything we do. Our journey into hybrid working has allowed our employees to grow whilst working virtually or in the office, at their own pace. You can read more about our journey into a hybrid first workplace here.