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There was an amazing response to the  National Happiness Awards 2017, from organisations and schools throughout the UK. The 2017 winners are:

2017 WINNERS - Organisations and business

  • Happiest Workplace
    Burges Salmon, Bristol
  • Happiest Employee (all levels)
    Debs Gallagher, Virgin Active, Nottingham
  • Happiest Team
    Inspired to Change, Peterborough
  • Happiest Future Leader (Graduate or Apprentice)
    Will Ridley, Sky Betting & Gaming

2017 WINNERS - Schools and education

  • Happiest School
    Fourfields Community Primary School, Peterborough
  • Happiest School Employee
    Natalie Reed, Regents Park Community College, Southampton
  • Happiest Pupil
    Callum Carr, St Matthew’s Primary School, Luton
Over 150 entries across all categories, 120 excited guests, a couple of costume changes, free booze, a buffet and a room packed full of happiness heroes. Dave Keeling in a dickie bow. Stephanie Davies flashing the flesh. It could only be the National Happiness Awards.

Watch the National Happiness Award 2017 winners announced at the gala ceremony at CIPD, Wimbledon

Happiest Employee 2017:
Debs Gallagher, Virgin Active

Happiest Team 2017:
Inspired to Change, Peterborough

Happiest Workplace 2017:
Burges Salmon, Bristol

Special Recognition Award for Happiest Future Leader:
Will Ridley, Sky Betting & Gaming

Happiest School 2017:
Fourfields Community Primary School, Peterborough

Happiest Pupil 2017:
Callum Carr, St Matthew’s Primary School, Luton

Happiest School Employee:
Natalie Reed, Regents Park Community College, Southampton


Nominations for the Happiness Awards 2018 will open in summer 2018. Subscribe to our mailing list to be kept in the happiness loop.


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We are dedicated to publishing top quality books that help schools to nurture skilled, intuitive, self-directed learners who can think independently and work collaboratively and who are emotionally resilient enough to cope with challenges and realise their full learning potential.

We are delighted to be sponsoring the Laughology Happiness Awards as laughter and enjoyment are vital both to improving wellbeing in schools and to the learning process in general.


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We’re proud to work with some of the UK's best-loved brands, helping them to create remarkable experiences that inspire their staff, customers or stakeholders to think, feel and do things differently.



Awards Charity Partner 2017

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This year we are delighted to welcome Combat Stress as our Awards Charity Partner. Combat Stress is the UK’s leading mental health charity for veterans. They provide free specialist clinical treatment and welfare support to ex-servicemen and women across the UK with mental health conditions.

All donations raised by the awards will go to Combat Stress.


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Are organisations and companies just paying lip service?
Join some of the most interesting and respected voices in positive psychology for our Our Big Chat about…Thinking outside the tick box, inaugural webinar. Our two and half hour interactive event will look at the best mental health strategies for organisations, identifying what works and what doesn’t.

Dave McPartlin:

Dave is the Headteacher of Flakefleet Primary School.
Creating the right environment for people and communities to flourish

Sunita Hirani

Sunita is one of the BBC’s key equality, diversity and inclusivity experts.
Why inclusion is essential for mental wellbeing

Professor Sir Cary Cooper

Cary is one the world’s most influential voices in occupational health and wellbeing.
Enhancing Mental Wellbeing at Work. Evidence based strategies for creating a wellbeing culture at work.

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