THE Leadership and Management Awards 2013

The 2013 Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards celebrate the sector’s leadership, management, financial and business skills.

With categories covering everything from International Strategy to Student Services, from Fundraising to HR, and from Estates to Admissions, the awards showcase the extraordinary innovation, teamwork and commercial acumen of UK higher education institutions.

Congratulations to all our winners...

To view the THE Leadership & Management Awards 2013 winners list please click here .


WINNER “I was delighted that the quality and dedication of the Finance team was recognised at the THE Leadership & Management Awards last year. The Award gave the Finance staff a boost to their morale and confidence and made them really proud of their achievements. The performance of the team and their aspirations have been significantly raised.”  
Helen Turner, University of West London, Outstanding Finance Team 2012

WINNER “The award gave the university the opportunity to thank a remarkable team for their effort, initiative, and creative input. By making the thanks very public, it gave the team a badge that each person could wear with pride. It’s been very rewarding to see the extra spring in people’s steps.”
Professor Geraint Johnes, Lancaster University, Outstanding Student Admissions Team 2012

WINNER “Bangor University was awarded the Outstanding Procurement Team category at THE Leadership & Management Awards 2012.The award has raised the profile of Procurement across the University and enhanced professional relationships with internal Departments.Team working, as a direct result of receiving the award, has benefited through the increased energy and commitment generated within the central procurement team. On behalf of Bangor University I am very happy to recommend the pursuit of THE Leadership & Management Awards to future applicants.”
Jennifer Wolstenholme, Bangor University, Outstanding Procurement Team 2012

WINNER “We were delighted to have won this Award which was a real achievement by our staff and was an enormous vote of confidence for our department from the sector. Despite the challenges and difficulties we often face, it showed that we have a team who demonstrate professional abilities, resilience and determination to provide a high quality service to our students and staff.”
Lorri Currie, Canterbury Christ Church University, Outstanding Registry Team 2012
SPONSOR 2013 “The Times Higher Awards celebrates all that is truly valuable and innovative about higher education in the UK. No other organisation can bring this diverse sector together in such a positive way.”
Tricia Wombell, Director of Marketing and Communications, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education

SPONSOR 2013 “We have been among the sponsors of the THE Awards for the last three years. The Awards showcase all that is best about higher education, and give those involved in the sector an opportunity to highlight the many tremendous achievements of our universities and HE institutions. As one of the main suppliers of legal services to the sector, SGH Martineau is delighted to support what is always a fabulous celebration of HE in the United Kingdom.”
Smita Jamdar, Partner and Head of Education, SGH Martineau LLP
WINNER: "Queen Margaret University’s success in the Outstanding Leadership and Management Team category of the THE Leadership and Management Awards 2012 recognised the work of staff throughout the University, not just that of the management team.  The award has helped my colleagues and myself immensely in communicating QMU’s recent transformation to all our audiences. Our story demonstrates that where there is shared vision, focus and teamwork, substantial change can be effected quickly, with the support of staff, students and other stakeholders.”
Professor Petra Wend, Outstanding Leadership and Management Team 2012

WINNER “We were delighted to win the Knowledge Exchange / Transfer Initiative of the Year category at the Leadership & Management Awards 2012. It was a fantastic recognition for all the hard work that LSE Public Policy Group staff had put into our academic blogs and also for the support that the LSE had given us. We have used the boost that the award gave us to continue and develop the blogs. We now have even more interest in our initiative, more contributions and greater opportunities for collaboration with other institutions because of the Leadership and Management award.”  
Jane Tinkler, London School of Economics and Political Science, Knowledge Exchange / Transfer Initiative of the Year 2012
WINNER “We were thrilled to win the award for Outstanding Human Resources Team category at the THE Leadership & Management Awards 2012.  The award provided the best possible recognition for our innovative Performance Enabling initiative and the work that our team at Swansea has put in to making it a success. Our initiative aims to provide clarity for members of staff about their role and the standard of performance required, through incorporating key quantitative measures (individual staff KPIs) that directly relate to measures of organisational success into our on-line  Professional Development Review Winning the award has not only raised our profile externally and in the HR community but has given Performance Enabling recognition and real credibility in our own institution hence assisting us with accelerating the process of cultural change.
David Williams, Swansea Univeristy, Outstanding Human Resources Team 2012

Now in their fifth year, the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards are a highlight of the academic calendar and a celebration of the best of the sector.


See a great selection of photos from the 2013 Awards in our online photo gallery.


It will be the fifth year the Awards have celebrated the sector’s leadership, management, financial and business skills. Join those individuals and teams who have showcased extraordinary innovation, teamwork and commercial acumen.

Awards Night:

Took place on Thursday 20 June 2013
Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London