Chelmsford City Council

Chelmsford City Council employee scoops top HR award

The 2017 MHR Impact Awards took place on Monday 30 October and Chelmsford City Council is delighted to announce that their HR Business Support and Systems Team Manager, Andrew Cartwright, picked up the award for Most Innovative HR Professional for his commitment and dedication to the success of their on-going digital HR transformation programme.

The Impact Awards recognise leading businesses and HR professionals who have achieved outstanding results through effective talent management, business analytics, HR and payroll projects - helping to meet the demands of today’s workplace. This year’s awards attracted over 300 people from across the UK.

Andrew demonstrated how, through strong leadership and team work, excellent communication and clever use of data analytics, organisations can create a workforce fit for the future, improve decision making and drive overall performance.

MHR’s Chief Executive Officer, Anton Roe, said “The rise of technologies, including Artificial Intelligence and bots, data analytics and social media are having a profound impact on the way we work, collaborate and communicate, creating new challenges which HR departments must be ready to confront.”

Cabinet Member for Corporate Services, Councillor Nicolette Chambers, added “I am delighted that Andrew’s good work has been recognised with this well-deserved award.”

This year’s MHR Impact Awards were judged by: Helen Fish, Group Chief Executive at Executive Grapevine Magazine; Mike Nicholas, Editor at Professional in Payroll, Pensions and Reward magazine; Hazel Williams, Senior Lecturer in Human Resources at Nottingham Trent University; and Samantha Mann, Senior Policy and Research Officer at the CIPP.

To find out more about the MHR Awards, please visit 

Friday 3 November 2017  

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