Terms & Conditions

  1. Online entries must be submitted to


  1. All entries must be submitted by 5pm, Friday 27th March 2015.


  1. No liability for entries lost or delayed will be accepted. You will receive confirmation of receipt of your online application by email within 24 hours. If you do not receive this confirmation, please contact us.


  1. The CIPD NI Awards are free to enter and open to anyone over the age of 18 provided they represent a business operating in Northern Ireland.


  1. CIPD NI Awards sponsors may not enter the award of which they sponsor.


  1. The business can be a sole trader, a private or public limited company, a partnership or limited liability partnership, a business unit within a company or a not-for-profit organisation.


  1. Businesses can operate in any trading sector.


  1. Businesses can enter any number of different award categories and can win any number of categories.


  1. Third parties can nominate and make applications on behalf of businesses or individuals, so long as the application is completed fully and accurately and the business or person nominated is aware of the entry and has corroborated the content in the application form.


  1. Responsibility within the scope of these conditions cannot be accepted for any failure of confidentiality.  Entrants will be expected to protect those aspects of their business that may be patentable, registerable or otherwise secret and governed by intellectual property, copyright or similar legislation.


  1. The organisers reserve the right to publicise the results of the competition and use winning entries in press releases and publicised case histories. It is a condition of entry that participants will co-operate with the media. Winners may refer to the competition in their own publicity material following approval by the organisers of such material.


  1. By entering the competition, applicants agree that their name will be held on an awards database which may be provided to other organisers of similar competitions.


  1. It is a condition that entrants must declare whether they, or the business they represent, are involved in (or could be involved in) any dispute or judgement that could in any way significantly interfere with the proper conduct of the CIPD NI Awards.


  1. There can be no appeal against the decisions of the judges and these decisions must be accepted as final in respect of all matters concerning CIPD NI Awards, including the interpretation of the conditions of entry.


  1. The judges reserve the right to broaden the entry categories if there are insufficient entries in any particular category.  They also reserve the right to move applicants from one category to another if they believe it to be appropriate.


  1. The organisers reserve the right to change the judging deadlines should circumstances necessitate. The organisers also reserve the right to forward your application to other similar business awards schemes (where judged to be relevant) including The CIPD People Management Awards (

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Join us at the Titanic Belfast for this celebration of HR, L&D and People Management in Northern Ireland. With over 330 attendees last year the evening provides the perfect backdrop to network, engage and celebrate the wonderful successes of organisations.

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