CIPD HR Awards

Collins McNicholas were honoured to attend the CIPD HR Awards in the Intercontinental Hotel, Ballsbridge on Friday 16th February last as these awards celebrate and reward outstanding achievements in people management and development, honouring the valuable contribution that HR and L&D make to the success of every organisation.  What a wonderful lunch event it was too giving us an opportunity to meet industry leaders, network with other finalists and the judging panel, meet the lovely Kathryn Thomas who was MC for the event and enjoy a tasty lunch and musical entertainment in a top class setting.  The overall event was kindly sponsored by Sanderson and Irish Times Executive Jobs.


It was evident from the submissions and coverage on the day that all finalists are demonstrating the highest standards of HR and L&D across Ireland.  Collins McNicholas were a finalist in the ‘Embedding a Culture of Workplace Wellbeing’ category which was sponsored by Health Ireland, Department of Health.  This award recognises organisations which place employee well-being centre stage and have embedded a strong culture of workplace well-being ensuring that leadership, culture and people management capability and practices are supportive of employees’ physical and mental well-being at work.  Many organisations have seen such benefit from improved practices including an overall positive impact in the areas of engagement, motivation, team work and performance.  We were delighted to be listed as a finalist in this category along with the other category finalists including Central Bank of Ireland, Lidl Ireland/Lidl Northern Ireland, Musgrave operating Partners Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, Ulster Bank and WALK – congratulations to WALK on being the overall category winner.


Well done to all the companies who entered the CIPD HR Awards from the outset – it is truly refreshing to know that there are so many wonderful HR initiatives coming through from energetic and engaged employees within progressive organisations all over this country which is a testament to the leaders within those organisations who really want to make positive change happen so they cultivate great places for their employees to work.


View all winners on and well done to Mary Connaughton (Director of CIPD Ireland), Lindy, Deirdre and all of the organising team at CIPD HQ in Dublin.

Michelle Murphy

Director & Regional Manager

Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group