HRreview is thrilled to announce our partnership with the Culture Pioneer Awards 2024!

Together, we will amplify the stories of those who champion culture change, inspiring others to foster thriving and inclusive environments. This collaboration marks a significant step in redefining the future of work, and we are proud to be part of the transformative journey.

The Culture Pioneer Awards celebrates and recognises the individuals and organisations driving significant changes in workplace culture. The mission is to honour those who foster flourishing environments where people love to work and grow.

Since 2020, the Culture Pioneer Awards has shone a spotlight on organisations that champion inclusion, wellbeing, authentic employer branding, continuous learning and good leadership. By showcasing these efforts, the Culture Pioneer Awards aims to inspire others and redefine the future of work.

What are the Culture Pioneer Awards all about?

Show us what your culture is made of!

The Culture Pioneer Awards are your chance to be recognised for fostering a positive workplace culture.

Wherever you are in your journey, you matter. You will not be judged on the size of your budget, resources or initiatives. If you are making progress with your culture-change efforts, we want to recognise your achievements.

What’s more, to support inclusivity and accessibility the awards are free to enter.

By entering the Culture Pioneer Awards, you’ll have the opportunity to showcase your employer brand and share your success stories with a global audience. Whether through innovative wellness programs, inclusive hiring practices, or cutting-edge learning initiatives, we want to recognise your efforts in driving positive change.

The Culture Pioneer Awards celebrate organisations dedicated to fostering positive workplace cultures, providing a platform to showcase your achievements, share your journey, and inspire others.

Click here to enter today!

2024 category information

This year’s awards programme has five categories for you to choose from.

Simply decide which area you and/or your organisation excels in and get started. You can enter as many of the categories as you like (remember they are all free to enter), as long as you craft each entry to suit the respective category.


The Culture Pioneer Leadership Award is for individuals in senior positions who are spearheading a thriving workplace culture.

Whether you’re a leader within the people profession or the wider business function, if you are passionate about your organisation’s culture – and making notable efforts to nurture it – then we invite you to enter.  Show us how you nurture an exceptional culture where people love to work and thrive, even through challenging times.


The Culture Pioneer Brand Award is for organisations that are committed to nurturing a working culture that represents their brand identity.

If you’re looking to showcase your organisation’s approach to creating (or sustaining) a great place to work – where company values are lived and breathed – then this category is for you.


The Culture Pioneer Wellbeing Award is for those businesses that are consistently evolving their employee wellbeing strategy and taking a holistic approach to support the mental, emotional, financial and social needs of their workforce.

The wellbeing category gives you the opportunity to demonstrate how you are taking the responsibility of wellbeing seriously to create sustainable improvements for all employees, no matter their circumstances.


The Culture Pioneer Inclusion Award is for organisations that are creating meaningful, sustainable improvements in workplace inclusion and belonging.

If you and your organisation can demonstrate passion and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, then this is your chance to show it.


The Culture Pioneer Learning Award is for businesses that are cultivating a culture that proactively supports the way that their organisation learns, adapts and grows.

Entering the learning category will enable you to showcase your commitment to learning at an individual, team and organisational level, in a climate where skills development has never been more important.

2024 Judges

Making up this judging panel is a talented group of industry experts tasked with selecting the finalists and winning entries for each category. The 2024 judges include:

  • Bruce Daisley, Workplace culture consultant, 2x Sunday Times Bestseller, ex-Twitter VP
  • Perry Timms, No1 HR Most Influential 2022 and Chief Energy Officer of PTHR
  • Laura Overton, Award-winning industry analyst, Founder of learning changemakers
  • Emma Parry, Professor of Human Resource Management and Head of the Changing World of Work Group, Cranfield School of Management
  • Shakil Butt, D&I Specialist and Founder of HR Hero for Hire Ltd.
  • Find out more about the full judging panel here.

Dates to note

  • The closing deadline for entries is 21 June 23:59pm (BST)
  • Finalists will be announced on 11 September
  • The winners will be revealed at the in-person Culture Pioneers forum in London in November 2024


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Amelia Brand is the Editor for HRreview, and host of the HR in Review podcast series. With a Master’s degree in Legal and Political Theory, her particular interests within HR include employment law, DE&I, and wellbeing within the workplace. Prior to working with HRreview, Amelia was Sub-Editor of a magazine, and Editor of the Environmental Justice Project at University College London, writing and overseeing articles into UCL’s weekly newsletter. Her previous academic work has focused on philosophy, politics and law, with a special focus on how artificial intelligence will feature in the future.