the heroes of
culture change

The Culture Pioneer Awards have been recognising the people professionals who make a significant impact on their workplace culture and the evolving world of work as a whole – since 2020.

Entering the Culture Pioneer Awards not only brings recognition for your organisation’s efforts but also provides a platform to inspire others and redefine the future of workplace culture.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to lead the change and showcase your leadership impact.

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Show us what your culture is made of

Our mission is to celebrate the people professionals and organisations committed to nurturing thriving company cultures. The scale of your achievements is not important. We are passionate about progress, not ‘best in show’ cultures.

Download the entry guide and learn more about how to share your story.

Our 2024 Culture Pioneer categories


Showcase your ability as a leader to nurture an exceptional culture where people love to work and thrive.


Showcase how your company work culture is authentic to your external brand and company values.


Demonstrate your company’s holistic approach to employee wellbeing and how it is positively impacting all employees.


Share how your organisation is enabling business-critical learning at an individual, team and organisational level, as part of the everyday.


Illustrate the meaningful and sustainable improvements your business is making to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Find out what our judges are looking for from entries across each of our categories.

“Great workplace culture has never been more important – and more differentiating.”

“A Culture Pioneer is a leader who inspires and creates a place for workers to thrive in their jobs.”

Celebrating our 2023 Pioneers

Meet the culture-driven people professionals and teams that impressed our judges and brought home trophies in 2023.

Reasons to enter the Culture Pioneer Awards

As well as the pride that comes with entering and winning an award for you and your team, there are other benefits to entering the Culture Pioneer Awards.

Attracts talent

Showcases your company as a great place to work to help attract the best talent in a candidate-driven market.

Creates positive PR

Boosts your organisation’s external reputation and enables your brand to stand out among your competitors, with culture as part of your USP.

Retains employees

Supports your efforts to motivate, engage and retain your organisation’s existing workforce, and helps mitigate any impact experienced from the Great Resignation.

Boosts credibility

Raises your organisation’s profile as a culture change champion in a climate where putting people first has never been more important.

“A Culture Pioneer is someone who genuinely believes people are incredible.”

“When you create safe, inspiring, humane and trusting organisational cultures, those people will do everything they are capable of to do the best job they can do”.

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Get in touch to find out more about our different sponsorship package options and how you can get involved with the Culture Pioneer Awards.