NPT Homes' HR Team Shortlisted for National Award

Thu 09 Mar 2017

NPT Homes HR Team

NPT Homes’ HR Team has been named a finalist in the first ever Wales HR Awards, which will recognise and celebrate the achievements of HR professionals in a black-tie ceremony taking place at The SSE SWALEC stadium, Cardiff, on 23rd March. 

The awards have been created by the Wales HR Network, a leading networking platform for HR professionals, partnered by Cardiff-based commercial law firm Darwin Gray, and Acorn, Wales’ specialist recruitment and training agency. 

NPT Homes, one of the largest social housing providers in Wales has been nominated in the HR Team of the Year category after impressing judges with the integral role they have played in enhancing employees’ experience, which has led to an increase in productivity and engagement levels. The organisation which employs 500 staff, is one of four finalists in the category.

The event, which will be hosted by BBC television presenter Sian Lloyd, is the first of its kind in Wales and has been welcomed by leading businesses throughout the country.

The awards ceremony will include performances from Only Boys Aloud and Welsh National Opera as well as an address from guest speaker Lord Price, the Minister of State at the Department for International Trade and former Managing Director of Waitrose.

Head of Organisational Development at NPT Homes Wayne Gwilym said:

“I am proud that we have been shortlisted in the team of the year category, at the first ever Wales HR Awards. Over the past 18 months our team has led our organisation on a journey of growth and development, introducing innovative new work practices to enhance our workforce.

We are delighted that this has been recognised by the judges, among a shortlist of quality organisations.”

Fflur Jones, Head of Darwin Gray’s Employment Law and HR department, said: “Despite being at the core of every successful company, HR is very often an under-acknowledged profession. That’s why I think this event has generated such a positive response; it seems to have really struck a chord.”


Sarah Jones, Acorn’s Head of Marketing, added: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the response and support to the first Wales HR Awards. The number of entries received exceeded all our expectations, and the calibre of nominees is outstanding.”


Each category will be judged independently by Acorn’s Head of HR, Genevieve Ryan, Darwin Gray’s HR Consultant, Fiona Sinclair and Director of Calland Wright Consulting, Alison Wright.