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ASquared, Brighton Digital Agency Shortlisted for Most Inspiring HR Leader of the Year at the National Awards

We are thrilled that ASquared, has made some waves as Angie McKenna, our Head of People & Culture, Warmth, Smiles and Fun has been shortlisted for the 2023 Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards in the Most Inspiring HR Leader of the Year category. This national award recognises leaders in the workplace wellbeing space who have made significant contributions towards creating a better and more fulfilling work environment.

Comment from Angie:

"I am not just a seasoned HR Professional with a Chartered MCIPD designation, but I’m also a Founding Member of The HR Club The Career Development Network for Women in HR, and a CrossFit Level 1 Fitness Trainer for Kids and Teens. With my passion for animals and the great outdoors, I believe that I bring a unique and inspired approach to building a workforce. I thrive on the challenge of creating a People & Culture environment that is progressive, creative, accountable, and quirky."

The Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards were founded last year by the team behind the Great British Entrepreneur Awards in partnership with industry expert Wellity Global to bring conversations around workplace standards to the fore, and give leaders in the well-being space a platform to inspire others.

Further evidence of my and our amazing team’s efforts to create an inspiring workplace, we made it into Spill's top 25 companies for Focus, Excitement, AND Calm. We are the company that made it into the top 25 for most (if not all) positive feelings in 2022!’s ambassadors for better well-being and satisfaction in the workplace are being highlighted for the second year after the first-ever Grand Final was held in 2022.

With over 500 applications, the 2023 shortlist has proven to be equally distinguished and diverse, spanning numerous industries and corners of the UK.

Anthony Stonham, Founder, and CEO of ASquared is thrilled to see Angie's hard work and dedication being recognised on a national level. He had this to say about the news of Angie being shortlisted for the award:

"Being shortlisted for this prestigious award is a testament to the effort and commitment that Angie has shown towards building a unique and inspired workforce. At ASquared, we believe that our people are our greatest asset, and Angie has played a key role in creating a culture that prioritises well-being, work-life balance, diversity, and inclusion. Her progressive, creative, and accountable approach to People & Culture has made a positive impact on the lives of our employees, and it is an honour to have her recognised on a national level."

Anthony went on to add, "We are incredibly proud of Angie and her achievements, and we are confident that she will continue to be a source of inspiration for others in the HR industry. This recognition not only highlights her dedication to the field, but it also reinforces the importance of workplace wellbeing and the role that HR leaders play in creating a better work environment."

The Grand Final will be hosted for the second year by Wynne Evans, who can be seen regularly singing to millions for the TV advertising campaign that has made him a household name as the spoof opera star Gio Compario.

The nominees will be whittled down to winners by a panel of expert judges from the well-being space across 16 categories including Wellbeing Team of the Year, Best Mental Wellbeing Initiative, and Most Inspiring Employee of the Year. Industry leaders from Gymshark, TikTok, and Wagamama are among many other members of the 2023 judging panel.

“The judges now have tough decisions on their hands in crowning the winners for each category - I look forward to finding out who they will be on the awards night and wish all of the finalists the very best!”

Simon Scott-Nelson, the co-founder of Wellity Global and the Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards, said how impressed he was by the applicants after the first round of judging: “It’s fantastic to have received so many inspiring applications from passionate wellbeing champions for a second year. The standard of entries was incredible, so the finalists should be very proud to have made it to the shortlist.

“The growing appetite for change within the workplace is clear from the sheer volume of dedicated entrants committed to making working lives better in their respective industries. Changing working cultures is something nobody can do alone, and it is only through the collaborative efforts of so many hard-working people that working lives can be transformed.”

The final of the Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards will be held at De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London in March 2023. To view, the full shortlist or to purchase tickets, visit: