Siwan Thomas, HR Senior Officer at Mudiad Meithrin, from Aberystwyth has been named a finalist in the first ever Wales HR Awards, which will recognise and celebrate the achievements of HR professionals in a black-tie ceremony taking place at The SSE SWALEC, Cardiff, on 23 March.
The Awards have been created by the Wales HR Network, a leading networking platform for HR professionals, partnered by Cardiff-based commercial law firm Darwin Gray, and Acorn, Wales’ specialist recruitment and training agency.
Siwan Thomas has been nominated in the Best Use of the Welsh Language in HR (Individual) category for her HR role at Mudiad Meithrin and is one of 3 finalists in the category.
The event, which will be hosted by BBC television presenter Sian Lloyd, is the first of its kind in Wales and has been welcomed by leading businesses throughout the country.
The Awards ceremony will include performances from Only Boys Aloud and Welsh National Opera as well as an address from guest speaker Lord Price, the Minister of State at the Department for International Trade and former Managing Director of Waitrose.
Fflur Jones, Head of Darwin Gray’s Employment Law and HR department, said: “Despite being at the core of every successful company, HR is very often an under-acknowledged profession. That’s why I think this event has generated such a positive response; it seems to have really struck a chord.”
Sarah Jones, Acorn’s Head of Marketing, added:
“We’ve been overwhelmed by the response and support to the first Wales HR Awards. The number of entries received exceeded all our expectations, and the calibre of nominees is outstanding.”
Siwan Thomas from Mudiad Meithrin said:
“I was quite surprized when I heard that I had been nominated and had been short listed for the Best Use of the Welsh Language in HR (Individual) category. Although I have been nominated as an individual, I will be representing the whole of the HR team on this special occasion.”
Each category will be judged independently by Acorn’s Head of HR, Genevieve Ryan, Darwin Gray’s HR Consultant, Fiona Sinclair and Director of Calland Wright Consulting, Alison Wright.
Winners will be announced at the black-tie award ceremony, held on 23 March at The SSE SWALEC, Cardiff.
For more information regarding Wales HR Awards, please contact Lydia Whitfield on 029 2083 8315 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information regarding Siwan Thomas, please contact Arawn Glyn on 01248 725 817