Awards and Media Coverage

Awards won by Happy Ltd.
2014
Live Online Learning Facilitator of the Year: Silver: Nicky Stone
2013
Worldblu: List of most democratic workplaces in the UK
2012
Gold: Learnfizz for Social Media Learning Product of the Year (Learning & Performance Institute)
Bronze: Trainer of the Year, Zelal Baccus (Learning & Performance Institute)
Finalist: Apprenticeship Scheme of the Year (Learning & Performance Institute)
2011
Gold: IT Trainer Of the Year: Nadya Nathan (Institute of IT Training)
IT Training Company of the Year, Silver (Institute of IT Training)
Henry Stewart, listed on ‘Guru Radar of Thinkers 50’ list of top 50 business thinkers in world
2010
Special award for 13 years of raising standards in IT training (Institute of IT Training)
IT Training Company of the Year, Finalist (Institute of IT Training)
IT Trainer for the Year: Finalist (Institute of IT Training)
Best Workplace, IT Services (Great Place to Work Institute) – Top 20, Listed for 5th successive year
London Health Commission: Winner (Good Jobs)
2009
Best in UK for health and well-being (Great Place to Work Institute)
Best Uk Workplaces: No. 12 (Great Place to Work Institute)
One of World’s Most Democratic Workplaces (Worldblu)
Best Workplace, IT Services (Computer Weekly)
IT Training Company of the Year, Gold (Institute of IT Training)
Gold: IT Trainer Of the Year: Ed Lepre (Institute of IT Training)
Finalist: Training Facilities Of The Year (Institute of IT Training)
2008
Best UK Workplaces: No. 18 (Financial Times)
IT Training Company of the Year, Silver (Institute of IT Training)
Gold: Freelance Trainer of the Year(Institute of IT Training: Ryan Thompson)
Bronze: IT Trainer of the Year (Institute of IT Training: Sarah Briscoe)
2007
May 2nd 2007: The Financial Times rated Happy as one of the top 2 places to work in the entire UK economy.
This was the result of their annual Best Workplaces award, organised with the Great Place to Work Institute.
IT Training Company of the Year, Silver (Institute of IT Training)
2006
Impact on Society, Small Business Winner (Business in the Community)
FT Best Workplaces, No. 11
IT Training Company of the Year, Silver (Institute of IT Training)
2005
Winner: Most Inspired Workplace (Inspired Leaders)
Silver: IT Trainer of the Year (Institute of IT Training: Nicky Stone)
Finalist: IT Training Company of the Year (Institute of IT Training)
2004
Finalist: Best Manager in the UK (Daily Telegraph: Cathy Busani)
Finalist: Women in IT (British Computer Society Awards)
Finalist: Impact on Society (Business in the Community)
Winner: Best company in UK for work/life balance (Financial Times)
No. 12: 50 Best Workplaces in UK (Financial Times)
Listed: 100 Best Workplaces in Europe (Financial Times)
Winner: IT Trainer of the Year (Institue of IT Training: Donna Caldwell)
Winner: Online Project of the Year (Institute of IT Training, with NHS and Spring consortium)
Bronze: IT Training Company of the Year (Institute of IT Training)
Finalist: External Training Project of the Year (Institute of IT Training)
2003
Overall Winner: Management Today/Unisys Service Excellence
Winner: Family Friendly Employer of the Year (Parents at Work)
Winner: Online Solution of the Year (WOLCE, with NHS and Spring Consortium)
Finalist: IT Training Provider of the Year (Computing magazine)
Winner: London Small Business of the Year (Business in the Community)
Winner: Chief Executive’s Special Commendation (Institute of IT Training)
Runner-Up: Impact on Society Award (Business in the Community)
Silver: E-Learning Project of the Year (Institute of IT Training, with CMS)
Bronze: IT Training Company of the Year (Institute of IT Training)
Finalist: International Training Project of the Year (Institute of IT Training, with PADEAP)
2002
Winner: Management Today/Unisys Service Excellence Winner (Business-to-business category)
Winner: Most Innovative Online Product 2002 (Association of Online Publishers)
Winner: UK Online e-Commerce Award 2002 (London region)
Gold: Blended Training Project of the Year 2002 (Brandon Hall, Los Angeles)
Winner: E-Learning Project of the Year 2002 (Institute of IT Training, with Manchester NHS)
Bronze: IT Training Company of the Year 2001 (Institute of IT Training)
Finalist, Investors in People Award for SMEs (National Business Awards)
2001
Winner: IT Training Company of the Year (Institute of IT Training)
Winner: External Training Project of the Year (Institute of IT Training, with Yell)
Winner: HR Manager of the Year: Cathy Callus (Personnel Today)
Winner: Employer of the Year (Lloyds TSB/Parents at Work, South East, small business)
Gold: Computing community Award
Winner: Lord Mayor’s Dragon Award
Silver: IT Trainer of the Year: Mary Berridge (Institute of IT Training)
Bronze: Training Course of the Year (Institute of IT Training, with Yell)
Finalist: Innovative Recruitment (Personnel Today)
2000
Finalist: IT Training Company of the Year (Institute of IT Training)
Winner: Special Commendation for Innovative Management: Cathy Callus (Parents at Work/Lloyds TSB)
Finalist: Lord Mayor’s Dragon Award
1999
Winner: IT Trainer of the Year: Cathy Callus (Institute of IT Training)
Winner: Lord Mayor’s Dragon Award
Finalist: Service Excellence Awards (Management Today/Unisys)
Awards before 1999
Finalist: 1998 External Training Project of the Year (Institute of IT Training, with Sedgwick Financial Services)
Finalist: 1997 IT Training Company of the Year (Institute of IT Training)
Finalist: 1994 Boss of the Year: Henry Stewart (DHL)

 

Academic Papers
Publication
Author
Organisation Theory and Entrepreneurship A. Döring, V. Jeantet, P. Kumpfmüller, E. Pedziwiatr, B. Sanchez
Management Report Rosa Wells
Books
Publication
Author
The Spirited Business Georgeanne Lamont
Authentic Business Neil Croft
The Biz David Freemantle
Capitalism is Dead – Peoplism Rules Alec Reed
Inconvenience Stores – One Year in Customer Service Mark Bradley
The Power of Empowerment: Release the Hidden Talents of Your Employees David Clutterbuck, David Oates
The Uses of Sociology Edited by Peter Hamilton & Kenneth Thompson
In the Media
Where
When
Subject
Business First Online Jan -11 How can having happy employees pay dividends to your business? (Podcast)
NVSC | for voluntary, faith and community groups Aug-10 LVSC Training Programme Now In Partnership With Happy Computers To Benefit Sector
Human Resource Management International Digest Aug-10 Empowerment breeds contentment at Happy Computers: Employees encouraged to trust their own judgment
The Independent Feb-10 Even poets have been cited: Roger Trapp was the first journalist to write about Happy, back in 1996. Nice to see his latest piece coming back to us.
Thinkers 50 Feb-10 Videos: Henry Stewart Interview. My best attempt at capturing our beliefs in 15 minutes.
Calcalist Israel Feb-10 On transparent salaries: Google translate gives a good sense of this one, if your Hebrew isn’t strong!
Palgrave Journals Jan-10 Do happy staff make for happy customers and profitable companies?
Indian Economic Times Jan-10 Management’s motive should be to nurture people. A piece by me on what management can be like if it was people-focused.
Forster & Kreuz Jan-10 Das Geheimnis erfolgriecher Firmen: No idea what this one says. The google translation is weird!
Great Place to Work Nov-09 Profile of a change maker
good entrepreneur Nov-09 Henry Stewart on the importance of making mistakes.
Forbes India Nov-09 Virgin would never hire Branson: Actually my quote says the opposite of the title but never mind.
axiomnews Jun-09 Pre-approval process unshackles business innovation.
ComputerWeekly May-09 The Best Places To Work In IT 2009 The Winners were celebrated in London. Here we profile the winning workplaces.
ComputerWeekly May-09 Photos: Best Places to Work 2009 winners was held at the exclusive London Royal Lancaster Hotel.
MIT Sloan Management Review Jan-09 What is your management model?: Interesting piece on Happy and others.
MSN Money May-08 The case for sharing your salary details
Management Today May-08 And the winner is … an Irish bagel seller in Edinburgh
Director May-08 Corps values
Independent On Sunday Apr-05 When companies take a good look at themselves
Human Resources Feb-05 How much should staff know about your pay structure?
The Guardian Nov-04 Charity begins with the wealthy elite
The FT Oct-04 Managers break the last taboo: SALARY TRANSPARENCY
Management Today Oct-03 Service Excellence Awards
Money Telegraph Aug-03 Starting Out 2001
Management Today Sep-02 Business to Business
Financial Times May-02 Under The Skin: Henry Stewart
Personnel Today Nov-01 HR Personnel Manager of the Year 2001
Personnel Today Sep-01 HR award shortlist – and what we do well
The Guardian Jan-01 A flexible workplace
Fast Company May-00 High praise from across the Pond

 

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