• The BBC, Boeing, Engage for Success, Hugo Boss,, SAB Miller just some of those on the judging panel
  • Entry deadline extended until October 15, 2014
  • Fresh, edgy, focused and inclusive categories allow the entire UK & Ireland to enter
  • Part of proceeds donated to charity that entrants can influence

Employee Engagement Awards ( has finalised its expert judging line-up with just under a month before the deadline for entries is reached. That deadline has been extended from October 1, 2014 to October 15, 2014 to give more companies the chance to be recognised.

An unrivalled judging line-up

Despite being in its first year, The Employee Engagement Awards is really capturing the imagination with a judging panel that boasts some of the most respected, powerful and recognised experts and brands in the UK and beyond. The list includes:

  • David Macleod, Founder, Engage for Success
  • Amber Kelly, Global Employee Engagement Director, Serco
  • Jamie Lawrence, Editor,
  • Pippa Byrne, Head of HR UK & Ireland, Hugo Boss
  • Karen Moran, Director of Resourcing Talent & Leadership, BBC
  • Laura Temple, Head of Leadership Engagement, SABMiller
  • Melanie Hirst, Global Head of Employer Brand, VP, Deutche Bank
  • Kate Jones, UK Head of Internal Communications, Atkins
  • Tom Debenham, Founding and Managing Director, People Insight
  • Philomena Gray, Group HR Director UK, Publicis
  • Cathy Brown, Exec Director, Engage for Success
  • Maria Boucher, Boeing
  • Graham Salisbury, Head of Human Resources, ActionAid UK
  • Kim Boursnel, HR Manager UK, Ermenegildo Zegna
  • Karin Volo, Global bestselling author of Engage!
  • Kevin Hough, Head of Resourcing & Employee Brand, LV = Insurance
  • Crispin Manners, PRCA fellow & Internal Comms guru
  • Matt Partovi, Founder, Culturevist
  • James Murphy, CEO, Manners & Murphy

Matt Manners, managing director, The Employee Engagement Awards, “We are over the moon with the line-up we have secured in our first year. We are grateful to all our great judges that have signed up.

What this panel tells the UK & Ireland is that The Employee Engagement Awards is something your business needs to win. They will enhance your business reputation, boost team morale and attract the best people to come and work for you.”

Extended deadline

With entries streaming in, there have been requests for an extension which has been granted. The new deadline is October 15, 2014.

A greater chance to be recognised

The Employee Engagement Awards represents the game changers, the forward thinking businesses that strive to do things differently and put their workforce at the heart of its operation. There are 16 categories centred upon engagement, whereas in all other awards, there is only one engagement option. This provides all businesses of different shape and size to have a great chance to be recognised as a finalist or even a winner.

In a competitive labour market, businesses have to offer and be seen to be doing things differently to create an engaging and rewarding working environment. The EE Awards celebrate the best small and big businesses the UK & Ireland have to offer. Even the ‘Unsung Heroes’ in an organisation.

Giving Back

Furthermore, The Employee Engagement Awards will be donating 5% of all its proceeds to different charities and entrants have a say on where it goes. The charities to choose from are:

  • Action for Children
  • Help for Heroes
  • Orphans for Orphans
  • MacMillan Cancer Nurses
  • Shelter
  • RNLI
  • The Alzheimer’s Society

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