Employee Development Initiative of the Year

Celebrating employers going above and beyond for their employees

What is the Employee Development Initiative of the Year Award?

The Employee Development Initiative of the Year award is presented to an employer that has gone above and beyond to support the development of their employees who have undertaken a CMI qualification or apprenticeship, helping them to become skilled and qualified managers and leaders.

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Increase your credibility

The CMI awards are globally recognised, endorsing your company’s brand and helping towards recruitment and retention

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Motivation and Reward

Being nominated for the CMI Awards is a huge achievement in itself, celebrating hard work and the impact being made by your team

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Showcase your achievements against organisations and partners from a variety of sectors and industries and be recognised as best in class

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Our prestigious judging panel will review and determine who is exemplifying best practice and the highest standards the profession can offer

How to apply

Nominate your or another organisation for the Employee Development Initiative of the Year Award who have made a real difference in the development of their team.

The winner will have:

  • Clearly articulated how their work supports CMI’s mission to ‘increase the number and standard of professionally qualified managers and leaders
  • Provided examples and evidence as to how the partnership between the training provider, CMI and themselves has supported the achievement of the employers ambitions and goals
  • Provided examples and evidence of the outstanding impact that their initiative has had on employees as well as the organisation itself

View the full criteria Rules and regulations

Nominations closed

Entries for the Employee Development Initiative of the Year Award have now closed for 2022. However, keep an eye out for the shortlist being announced on the 27th June 2022.

Awards Timeline

Competition closed: Nominations announced soon.

  • Competition opens 11th Nov 2021
  • Competition closes 16th May 2022
  • Shortlist announced 27th Jun 2022
  • Winner announced Nov 2022

Meet the judges

Entries for the CMI Awards come from a wide range of organisations and individuals across a variety of sectors and fields therefore, we select our judges to be able to reflect this experience. The CMI Partner Awards judges are hand-picked and are all senior experts in their fields

Jamie Anderson

Chief Executive, Age UK Wirral
Kath Austin CMgr CCMI, Chair
Kath Austin

Director, Pizza Hut Restaurants UK
Paulina Chan
Paulina Chan

Principal & CEO, Global Mutual Consortium
Greg Gottig
Chief Executive,
JH Outdoor River2 Feb 2020
Prof Jane Harrington

Vice Chancellor, University of Greenwich