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Date posted: 28th August 2019

28th August 2019

The 2019 UK & European Employee Engagement Awards announces its expert judging line-up

The 2019 UK & European Employee Engagement Awards  announces its expert judging line-up
  • British Airways, The Daily Telegraph, HSBC, Heineken, L’Oreal, Nestle, Sky, Warner Bros and celebrated authors just some of those on the judging panel
  • Entry deadline October 09, 2019
  • Top Engaged Workplaces will be announced at the Employee Engagement Awards Gala Ceremony on January 23, 2020

London – August 29, 2019 – The 2019 UK & European Employee Engagement Awards, ( today announces its expert judging line-up. For companies wanting a chance to be recognised as a Top Engaged Workplace, the deadline for receiving entries is October 09, 2019.

Matt Manners, founder and CEO, The Employee Engagement Awards & Conferences, said: “We only want the most experienced and independent judges for our judging panels around the world. The quality of the judges who have volunteered this year has blown us away. We are so grateful to our judges for giving up their time to run rule over the work of their equally passionate peers who are improving the world of work.

As always, we look forward to presenting this year’s judges with a stellar set of entries that represents best-in-class employee engagement programmes from across the UK and Europe. We encourage organisations large and small from every sector of endeavour to showcase their great work – safe in the knowledge that it will be scrutinised by thought-leaders in the world of employee engagement.”


An unrivalled judging line-up

As Employee Engagement requires involvement from leaders across an organisation, our panel has become a reflection of that. It boasts experts in HR, Internal Communications, Employee Benefits, Employer Brand, Culture, Diversity & Inclusion, Learning & Development, Customer Experience, senior management and much more. Our independent panel is as follows:

  • Mark Baker – Founder, d&i Leaders
  • Andy Campbell – HCM Strategy Director at Oracle EMEA
  • Ruth Dance – Managing Director, The EEA
  • Tom Debenham – MD, People Insight
  • David Ducheyne – Founder, Otolith
  • Jenni Field – Director, Redefining Communications, The Big Yak
  • Simon Garcia – Head of Communications & Employee Engagement, HSBC
  • Paul Gilliam – HR Director UK & Ireland, L’Oreal
  • Keeran Gunnoo – Head of Brand & Attraction, Sky
  • Ted Hewett – Consultant at Totem
  • Dan Hardaker – Head of HR, Star Pubs & Bars, Heineken UK
  • Ruth Jackson – Group People Director, Zizzi Restaurants
  • Sian Jones – Head of Internal Communications, Bank of England
  • David Littlechild – Head of Culture & Engagement, London Stock Exchange
  • Nick Lynn – Senior Director, Willis Towers Watson
  • Sarah Meurer – Head of Internal Communications, Nestle UK & Ireland
  • Rachel Miller – Director, All Things IC consultancy
  • Dave Millner – Founder and Consulting Partner, HR Curator
  • Drew McMillan – Head of Colleague Communication & Engagement, British Airways
  • Jane Roques-Shaw, Internal Communications & Culture, Warner Bros
  • Asif Sadiq – Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, The Daily Telegraph
  • Ryan Tahmassabi – Head of People Science, Hive HR
  • Sean Trainor – Employee Engagement & Change Management Consultant
  • Karin Volo – Chief Joy Bringer, Evoloshen
  • Gamiel Yafai – Author ‘Demystifying Diversity’


Key dates & Fees

  • October 09, 2019 – Entries close
  • October 16, 2019 – Late submission deadline
  • November 01, 2019 – Finalists announced
  • January 23, 2020 – Awards Ceremony
  • April 2020 – Employee Engagement Conference
  • Standard entry – £175 ex VAT
  • Late Entry – £225 plus VAT



There are some opportunities available for companies to sponsor the awards. For more information please contact [email protected]

The Employee Engagement Awards (EE Awards) is the first and only global, independent Employee Engagement Awards & Conferences business. We believe in inspiring and educating people to remake the way organisations think about, and engage, people to achieve their purpose.

That’s why we created, and continue to improve, the Employee Engagement Awards and Conferences; to provide a platform to recognise excellence in engagement that inspires action and drives improvement in the employee experience.

For more information on The Employee Engagement Awards and Conferences:

Matt Manners

+44 (0) 7799876473

[email protected]


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