2023 Shortlist

Announcing our shortlist for this year's Awards

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Congratulations to all the shortlisted entrants!

"It has been an exciting few weeks for the judges reviewing all the entries to This Can Happen Awards 2023. The pandemic increased the focus on mental wellbeing for many organisations and recent world events have only served to continue this. We have seen many organisations seeking to support their people against this uncertain backdrop. The number of entries increases each year and it is so important to be able to recognise the great work being done by so many. It has also been impressive to see the range of industries submitting entries. So, congratulations to those that have made the shortlist and we are looking forward to choosing the winners soon."

Toni Graves, Jury Chair & Global Head of Reward and Wellbeing, Allen & Overy

The Strategy Awards

1. Best Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace Strategy: Large Company

  • Avanade
  • Bank of Ireland
  • Experian
  • Wave

2. Best Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace Strategy: SME

  • Enginuity Group
  • Jami
  • Landor & Fitch
  • Punter Southall Aspire

3. Best New Workplace Approach to Mental Wellbeing

  • Ernst and Young UK
  • Independent Assessment Services
  • Media Cause
  • Team17 Digital Ltd

The Engagement Awards

4. Best Idea to Engage Colleagues

  • dunnhumby
  • Northern Trust
  • Northern Trust
  • Ogilvy Health UK
  • Schroders Personal Wealth
  • Wave

5.​ Best Targeted Mental Wellbeing Initiative

  • dunnhumby
  • Fertility Matters at Work
  • Intuit
  • NatWest Group
  • Suez Recycling and Recovery UK
  • VolkerRail LTD

The Culture Awards

6. Most Successful Culture Change in the Workplace

  • Ogilvy UK
  • EssenceMediacom
  • PeopleUnboxed in partnership with Rentokil Initial

The Internal Support Awards

7. Best Employee Network/Resource Group

  • Accenture UK
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Kyowa Kirin
  • Pacific Life Re
  • Starbucks
  • Swiss Re
  • That Lot

The Mental Wellbeing Solutions

8. Best Product or Technology Solution

  • Apiary Life
  • Make Real & Lloyds Banking Group
  • Mental Health at Work CIC

9. ​Best Mental Health Consultancy Award

  • fifty50 Coaching Ltd
  • Apiary Life
  • Recovery4Life

The Inspiration Awards

10. Most Inspiring Mental Wellbeing Champion/Ally

  • Brenda Nell, Motabilty Operations
  • Kendall Turner Lennon, LexisNexis
  • Matthew Fautley, Shroders Personal Wealth
  • Vikky Goodwin, VolkerRail LTD

11. Most Inspiring Senior Leader

  • Andy McAleese, Pacific Life Re
  • Chris Tipping, The DM Lab
  • Jonny Jacobs, Starbucks

12. Most Inspiring Mental Wellbeing Lead

  • Emily Howe, EssenceMediacom
  • Emily Warren, Avanade
  • Russ Martin, Ashurst

13. Most Inspiring Unsung Hero

  • Emma Glenn, EssenceMediacom
  • Jim Lawrence, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, LLP
  • Kate Peters, PeopleUnboxed
  • Robert Wigmore & Lea Ghanem, Starbucks EMEA

14. The Storyteller Award

  • Anna May, The Student Grief Network
  • Atif Choudhury, Diversity and Ability Ltd.
  • Dr Samantha Hiew, ADHD Girls
  • Eva Echo, Self-Employed
  • Joe Bellman, StoriBoard
  • Maya Raichoora, Remap
  • Minal Mahtani, OCD & Anxiety Support HK
  • Nicola Jones, dunnhumby