PPMA Rising Stars 2014


HR Rising Star 2014

The competition this year was fierce (as quoted by many of the judges) and each Rising Star candidate came up with a unique idea to promote workforce agility.

When Rising Stars came to an end a number of candidates were keen to share their ideas with other organisations and HR professionals, which led to the creation of this pack.

Please click here to download the pack

The Rising Stars 2014

PPMA Rising Star Winner

We are delighted to announce the winner of the PPMA Rising Star 2014 is

  • Adam Feather, Wiltshire Council

Our thanks to all of our judges and sponsors of this award

PPMA Rising Star Finalists Announced

The chosen PPMA 2014 finalists are:

  • Amy Newnham East Sussex County Council
  • Craig Scrivens Warwickshire County Council
  • Jaspreet Garg Kent County Council
  • Adam Feather Wiltshire Council

Online voting will be open soon, keep an eye on twitter for the launch day!

Our four finalists were selected following an intense two day competition in February in which 15 Rising Stars from across the UK took part in challenges such as a masterclass on presentation skills, delivered by PPMA talent lead, Leatham Green, an intense ‘TCUP’ (thinking competently under pressure), and challenge from their peers and the judges. All participants were put through their places with entrants commenting ‘that was so tough, but I totally loved it’. This year we were joined by Angela Probert, HRD at Nottingham City Council who shared her experience, feedback and ideas – huge thanks to Angela for her help and support. The group were also joined by Louise Tibbert, PPMA President Elect, who observed day two and offering her personal thanks and support to everyone involved, (and a big discount for the seminar for the Rising Stars, get booking!)

To read the full blog article - click here

Rising Star 2014 Delegates Announced

We’re delighted to announce that the PPMA Rising Stars 2014 competition takes place next week, from 12-13 March, in Warwick.

Future HR leaders from local authorities across the country will come together for an intense two-day programme of personal coaching, media skills workshops and networking. They’ll then present their big ideas on this year’s chosen topic – Workforce Agility – to a panel of PPMA board members, including the winner of last year’s inaugural competition, Ellie Goddard. The three highest scoring delegates will then be invited to present at the PPMA annual seminar in May.

This year’s delegates are:

  • Hannah Mason - Change Manager, Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Amy Newnham - Assistant HR Advisor, East Sussex County Council
  • Grace Schultz - HR Assistant, East Sussex County Council
  • Sam Heeley - Assistant HR Advisor, East Sussex County Council
  • Brenda McMahon - HR Officer, Hertfordshire County Council
  • Dan Bateman - Graduate Trainee, Hertfordshire County Council
  • Sophie Newman - HR Officer, Hertfordshire County Council
  • Chris Cooper - Professional Adviser: Organisation Effectiveness, Kent County Council
  • Jaspreet Garg - HR Assistant, Kent County Council
  • Beverly Reduta - HR Policy & Projects Adviser, Northamptonshire County Council
  • Emma Eckhardt - Change Consultant, Nottingham City Council
  • Sam Choudhury - Senior HR Advisor, Nottingham City Council
  • Craig Scriven - HR Business Partner, Warwickshire County Council
  • Adam Feather - Workforce Analyst, Wiltshire Council

Congratulations on being nominated, and best of luck to you all!

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  • Eduserv
  • Community Care Jobs
  • Matrix SCM
  • Guidant Group
  • iKen
  • Metro & Evening Standard
  • Penna
  • Trinity Mirror
  • JGP
  • Solace in Business
  • EY
  • Osborne Thomas
  • Neyber
  • TMP
  • Acivico
  • The MJ
  • Guardian