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Welcome to VineHR, a not-for-profit company formed by the Heads of HR from all 15 local authorities in Essex. Between us we have several decades of people management experience, knowledge and skills which we want to use to help your organisation improve

Our aim is to raise performance and achieve consistency in people management strategy across the county as well as reaching out to other public and third sector organisations across England looking for further collaborations and efficiencies.With 15 local authorities serving a population of more than 1.3 million residents, there are constant challenges for Council’s to deliver joined-up, cost-effective services.


VineHR has successfully won, or been shortlisted for a number of prestigious awards that demonstrate the commitment and successes to collaborative working.

Award Winners

Vine HR CIPD Awards Vine HR PPMA Awards(click each logo to read the full articles)

Shortlisted Awards

Personnel Today AwardsPersonnel Today Awards

We were also recognised as a Finalist in the Personnel Today Awards 2014 – although we did not win we were in great company and are proud to have been shortlisted.

We were Finalists in both the Excellence in Public Service category and in the Excellence in Learning and Development (1,000 employees) category; this took into account the combined number of employees of our members who benefit from the Evolution development programmes.

We were also successful in being shortlisted for the Personnel Management Awards in 2011 – although we did not win we were proud to have been shortlisted.

The category was for people management programmes that have made a positive and measurable impact in public sector organisations. Judges will be looking for examples where HR has transformed the business to deliver stronger performance; has transformed itself; the innovative use of HR to tackle a specific business challenge; developed the workforce; increased productivity or improved the delivery of public services.