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2021 Winners

Congratulations to all winners!

On Thursday 24 June, the 2021 This Can Happen Awards Ceremony was live-streamed across all our social media channels, and our winners were announced!

Click here to download the This Can Happen Awards ebook, introducing all our winners for 2021 and sharing the learnings of the case studies entered.

Best Covid-19 Company Response - External


Winner: Magnox

Best Covid-19 Company Response - Internal


Winner: NatWest Group

Highly Commended: Lloyds Banking Group
Highly Commended: Pacific Life Re

Best Mental Health in the Workplace Strategy - Large Company


Winner: Capital One UK

Highly Commended: EMCOR UK


Best Mental Health in the Workplace Strategy - Multinational Implementation

Winner: Northern Trust

Highly Commended: HSBC Group

Best Mental Health in the Workplace Strategy: SME


Winner: Cubico Sustainable Investments

Best New Workplace Approach to Mental Health


Winner: Flywire

Highly Commended: Enginuity


Best Targeted Mental Health Initiative


Winner: Riders Minds

Highly Commended: The Walt Disney Company 

Employee Network of the Year


Winner: The Walt Disney Company

Highly Commended: Ogilvy UK

HR/D&I/Wellbeing Team of the Year


Winner: Wave Utilities

Highly Commended: Ogilvy UK

Mental Health Campaign of the Year


Winner: GSK

Highly Commended: Lloyds Banking Group

Mental Health Consultancy Award


Winner: Petros Ltd

Highly Commended: Fortis Therapy & Training

Product Impact Award


Winner: Peter Larkum Ltd

Highly Commended: Chasing the Stigma

COVID-19 - Unsung Hero


Winner: Piotr Skoczylas, Stol Coffee

Highly Commended: Beth Miles, Morgan Sindall Infrastructure

Most Inspiring Employee of the Year


Winner: Samantha Treasure-Valentine, Johnson & Johnson

Highly Commended: Rhianwen Condron, BAM Nuttall Ltd

Most Inspiring Mental Health Leader of the Year


Winner: Ruth Pott, BAM Nuttall Ltd

Highly Commended: Nancy Lengthorn, WPP and MediaCom

Most Inspiring Senior Leader of the Year


Winner: Andy McAleese, Pacific Life Re




This Can Happen Future Leader Award


Winner: Kirsty McKnight, Oliver Wyman

Highly Commended: Nikesh Arya, Norton Rose Fulbright

Highly Commended: Sarah Greenwood, Norton Rose Fulbright










Founders' Choice Award: Outstanding Service to Mental Health


Winner: Barbara Harvey, Accenture




This Can Happen Grand Prix Winner 2021


Winner: Riders Minds

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Michael Frohlich , EMEA CEO and Global Transformation Lead, Weber Shandwick

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